With its russet gold mountains, lack of people, and wildflowers blooming at every turn, Tilos has a charm that will salve your busy mind like no other island. If you’re looking for a green adventure on a lost idyll, this is the place, for you can hike through meadows, mountains and valleys on shepherds' paths before flopping onto one of Tilos’ many deserted beaches. And while its azure waters play host to monk seals and sea turtles, the island has a beguiling biodiversity, drawing birdwatchers and wildlife buffs from across the globe.
Best still? Locals are proud of their island and, as such, want to ensure their guests enjoy it, too. Repeat visitors, many of whom have been coming for over 30 years, are testament to the fact that filoxenia (hospitality) is as strong here as anywhere in Greece; this tiny place has a very big heart.