Tilos (Introduction): Tilos is located at the northwest of Rhodes, surrounded by high and rocky mountains, steep coasts, beaches and caves. It is a remote island measuring approximately 63 square kilometers with just 300 inhabitants. Once, it was inhabited by 2,500 people in nine villages, only two of which are alive today. Those two are Livadia, (the island’s current port), and Megalo Chorio, (the capital).
The houses at Livadia are built in the inlet of a big bay, extending over a small valley, while Megalo Chorio, (meaning «big village»), is situated on a hill, overlooked by the knights’ castle.
The mountainous terrain of the island has an abundance of plant and wildlife.
Tilos counts several sandy beaches with clear blue waters, the most beautiful ones being that of Eristos, Agios Antonios and Plaka.