Rhodes and Tilos are the perfect island double act for a romantic autumn getaway; Julian Robinson; Daily Mail Online

 

  • Tourists can avoid searing heat, high prices and huge summer crowds by visiting Greece in the autumn
  • Trips to both Rhodes and the smaller neighbouring island of Tilos make for contrasting holiday experiences
  • Unesco World Heritage Site of Rhodes Old Town has cultural history stretching back thousands of years
  • Tilos is a tranquil haven with secluded beaches, wild flowers, remote monasteries and sublime sea views

Standing at the back of the high speed ferry and watching Rhodes dip below the horizon, it was easy to see why locals call the sea the ‘endless blue’.

For any voyage between the Greek islands and across the vast Aegean somehow feels like its own mystical odyssey.

We were off on our own mini-adventure, leaving the bustling Old Town of Rhodes for a lesser-known destination – the tiny island of Tilos.

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