The Southern Dodecanese Islands – Tilos

Beautiful Tilos has only been welcoming tourists since the early 1980’s and is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of goats, and about 400 people. (That population also shrinks down to less than a hundred in the winter.) Though Tilos is a barren unfertile landscape at the top of its limestone peaks, the lowlands areas are packed with rich and fertile lava soil which, when combined with the constant groundwater means that the Tiliots are able to successfully farm, something a lot of their island neighbours cannot do. In fact, pre 1970 the island of Tilos served effectively as a granary for the rest of the Dodeccanese Islands. Continue reading “The Southern Dodecanese Islands – Tilos” »