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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Tilos - Dodecanese Islands.

Tilos and the Dodecanese in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. From Tilos you can also visit
the nearby Dodecanese islands, the Cycladic islands
and Crete through other ports.

Your trip to Tilos can be with a conventional ferry
boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time
and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Tilos with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 15-17 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 11-13 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Tilos run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Kasos - Kalymnos
Kos - Nisyros - Tilos - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Leros - Kalymnos
Kasos - Nisyros - Tilos - Rhodes
3. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kalymnos - Kasos - Nisyros - Tilos - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Nisyros - Tilos - Rhodes
5. Tilos - Rhodes - Nisyros - Kalymnos - Leros
Lipsi - Patmos - Arki - Agathonissi - Pythagorion
(Samos)
6. Tilos - Rhodes - Symi - Nisyros - Kalymnos
Leros - Patmos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Tilos Ferries Dodecanese Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Tilos in the Dodecanese
Travel Information for ferries to Tilos. Island of Tilos Dodecanese.

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Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Tilos Island Dodecanese Greece

TILOS > ARCHAEOLOGY

Castle of Megalo Horio

Castle Tilos Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

One of the most important castles of the Byzantine period, repaired in the Knights’ period, is the one above Megalo Horio. During antiquity there was a Hellenistic acropolis on the same spot, traces of which can be seen on the lower parts of the walls and especially at the main gate and the perimeter. In some places even polygonal constructions can be discerned, dating from the Ancient period. A series of stone steps after the gate leads to the spot where there was probably a temple dedicated to Pythios Apollo and Poliada Athena. In its place now stands the temple of Taxiarchis, built in the post-Byzantine period with interesting remnants of murals of the 15th-17th century.

Under the castle in the south slope of the hill, there are remnants of the ancient settlement. It is dated around the 4th century B.C. and considered one of the most important Doric settlements yet discovered.

Ancient and Byzantine Cemetery

After a request by his family doctor Mr. Kammas, Professor of Geology and Paleontology of the University of Athens, Nikolaos Symeonidis came to Tilos to study the human skulls that were visible among the sea’s rocks. The coin found inside the mouth of a skull gave the first dating of the anthropological findings at around 800 A.D. (It was during this visit during this research, that the professor discovered the fossils of the dwarf elephants at the cave of Harkadio).

Today it is well-known that in the area there used to be an ancient, Byzantine cemetery now covered by seawater. The corroded anthropological remains are in the “beach rocks” inside the rocks which were created through the ‘welding’ of sand and are called bluestones. When weather permits and the sea is calm, the visitor can discern the remains of the ancient cemetery and the human remains under its surface. In the ancient tombs several additional pieces of pottery have been found, since people back then would bury their dead with their personal belongings.

Skulls of the Byzantine period collected here are included in the exhibition of Dwarf Elephants at Megalo Horio.