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Agios Panteleimon Monastery in Tilos

The most visited sight on Tilos is the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon (also spelled Agios Panteleimonas). The monastery lies in a spectacular and, to say the least, wild landscape in the north-western part of the island. The drive to the monastery is at least as worth-seeing as the monastery itself. You can go by bus to the monastery on Sundays. The bus leaves from the square in Livadia.


Agios Panteleimon Monastery on Tilos in Greece.

Agios Panteleimon is very beautiful located.


Bus to the monastery of Agios Panteleimon runs every Sunday and departs from Livadia square.

You can take a bus to the monastery on Sundays. The bus departs from the square in Livadia.


On the small island of Vrachonisida on Tilos, the rare bird Audouin's gull breeds.

The road that goes from Plaka to the monastery of Agios Panteleimon.


In the picture above you see the island of Gaidouronisi to the right and the small island on the left (see arrow) is called Vrachonisida Giakoumi. On the latter island, one of the Mediterranean's most unusual birds, namely the Audouin's gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii). The island visible on the horizon is Nisyros.


Below the monastery of Agios Panteleimon is one of the best places on Tilos to see Eleonora's falcons.

Looking for after Eleonora Falcons outside the monastery.

From Plaka beach and up to the monastery the way becomes more beautiful and dramatic the closer one gets. To say the least, a breathtaking distance. From the parking lot outside the monastery there is 200 meters down to the sea and the view is adorable. Please stop for a while at the parking lot, if you are lucky you will see Eleonora Falcons plunging down the cliffs. That's how majestic as anything else.


Entrance to the monastery Agios Panteleimon in Tilos.

The entrance to the monastery.


Agios Panteleimon is originally from the late 15th century, but over the centuries it has been renovated and enlarged. Previously almost 15 monks lived here, but nowadays it is uninhabited. The courtyard is covered with beautiful mosaics, the church has decorative wall paintings from the 18th century, along the castle-similar walls is the monk cells in a row. On July 25th a three-day annual festival is held with food and dancing inside and outside the monastery. Do not miss if you are on Tilos then.


Agios Panteleimon monastery in Tilos.

Agios Panteleimon monastery.


Agios Panteleimonas monastery on Tilos in the Dodecanese.

The inner courtyard of the monastery.

Monk cells in the Agios Panteleimonas monastery on Tilos.

Some of the monk cells in the monastery.


The most important sight on Tilos is the monastery of Agios Panteleimon.

The beautifully decorated floor in the courtyard.


The church of Agios Panteleimon monastery.

Inside the church.

The monastery of Agios Panteleimon on Tilos in Greece is originally from the late 15th century.

The beautiful ceiling in the church.


There are usually many cats outside the monastery. There is access to fresh water, so that is probably one of the reasons. When we were here once, there was a deer inside the monastery grounds. Guess if we were surprised. It is the first and only time we have seen deer on the islands.


Wild deer on the island of Tilos in the Dodecanese archipelago in Greece.

A beautiful deer outside the monastery.


Just before the monastery, a hike begins that ends at Mylos beach. From the monastery itself begins a long hike that goes to Eristos beach. The latter hike is demanding and one should be a experienced hiker to go that hike. The distance between the monastery of Agios Panteleimon and Eristos beach is 5.7 kilometres.


The hike between the monastery of Agios Panteleimon and Eristos beach on Tilos is 5.7 kilometres long.

This is where the 5.7 kilometer hike to Eristos beach begins.



Don't miss Plaka beach when you visit the Monastery of Agios Panteleimon on Tilos.

Do not miss Plaka beach, which you can read about here »


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