… Born Free … Live Free ……
The Tilos Park Association invites you to live your dreams of an island paradise where nature, as it is born, is free to live its natural life among the pristine sandy beaches, lush fertile valleys and rugged mountains of Tilos Island in Greece. .
Sixteen different types of ecologically balanced habitats, or biotopes, including four hundred plant species and over a hundred bird species thrive in the island’s remarkable natural world.
Every visitor to Tilos becomes an honorary bird watcher as the beauty and richness of the island’s aviary world is impossible to miss. Eagles, falcons and other birds of prey together with shags, cormorants, seagulls, rollers, bee-eaters, golden orioles, jays, doves, owls, nightingales, swallows and herons, just to name a few, fill the island’s skies.
The island has also become an Islander Partridge haven attributable to the self imposed hunting ban inaugurated in 1987. The Tilos Park Association was born as a result of the declaration by the European Union of Tilos as a Special Protection Area for the Birds (SPA) and a Natura 2000 site.
And Tilos has long been famous in the paleontological community as the “elephant island” due to the dwarf elephant remains that were discovered in its caves.
Capture the fragrance and beauty of our wild herbs and flowers as you stroll along our walking paths in the countryside that are dotted with Byzantine churches and ancient castles. Later, you can slowly immerse yourself in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Aegean and feel your cares just float away. After sunset you will hear the gentle serenade of the nightingale as the evening stars begin to shine and reflect on the sea below like sparkling jewels.
We invite you to visit our Tilos Park in this island jewel of the Aegean where your spirits will soar like its eagle and our precious natural heritage is born to live free. Help us at the Tilos Park Association to preserve this Aegean Paradise for future generations of our world.
For membership and other information, please, contact: Constantine A. Mentzelopoulos, Director