LIPSI is the domain of the nymph calypso in the Odyssey.
Many tourists come to Lipsi for the day on LEROS and PATMOS excursion if you stay a few days you will quickly feel at home and party with the locals.
The highest point has an altitude of 277 m. Most isolated and protected bays, such as Moschato Bay in the north of the island, have been used by fish farming.
Today a protected nature reserve project is being set up under the aegis of Europe and financed in part by donors in the bay of Vroulia to the north.
PATMOS in the DODEKANISOS archipelago in Greece.
SMALL ISLANDS north of LEROS and southeast of Patmos. Moreover, this island of strong Italian tourist coloration.
The island has very nice beaches especially in the North with its crystal clear water, its Tavern and some palmipedes visitors on the beach which makes its charm.
The South Beach is much more touristy and is full of boaters since the mooring is interesting and protected.
The village of LIPSI is very nice with its many taverns and its super patisserie (watch out for the characters of the owners however!!
LIPSI is now a FREE zone of TAXES in Greece. Let’s bet that the economic development of the island is assured!!
Why go to Lipsi?
- a cute island, charming and very nice. Its inhabitants are apick.
- busy at the port in the middle of summer but the port remains quiet in the morning.
- It’s a quiet little island for a casual holiday
- It is a quiet island for those who like to be away from the tourist influx.
- An island for those who wish to bathe in the very clean and dreamlike Aegean Sea of the surrounding ilos.
- For those who want to go back to the roots of simple life to find themselves and “find his family”
LIPSI is the only inhabited island with an area of 16 km2 surrounded by 25 small islets. Around 500 inhabitants live all year round on the island. The island is located between Leros and Patmos, a little further north-east.
To get to Lipsi, there are ferries from PATMOS, LEROS and AGATHONISI but also from the island of RODOS. We travel on the island by bus and taxi (cheap). There are tour boats that take you to some of the surrounding beaches and islands as well as the paradise islands of MAKRONISI and ASPRONISI (all white island).
The island’s harbour is beautiful with its imposing church at the water’s edge. There are not only room rentals but also bakeries and mini-markets. The port seems very hospitable with its elegant houses and churches in blue and white colors.
Lipsi beaches .For a holiday in complete rest and calm, don’t hesitate, go to Lipsi. Enjoy the island’s beautiful beaches like the most popular LIENTOU near the port, KAMPOS, KATSADIA, MONODENDRI and PLATI GHIALOS with its sand strip in the sea.
Good MEZZES You will have the opportunity to eat fresh FISHES and octopus just fished but avoid the taverns of the port. The inhabitants work in agriculture (viticulture, local production of thyme honey, cereals,
oil and olives and cheeses such as kouloumotyti. They also live off fishing, trade and tourism. The characteristic product of the island is the sweet wine variety Fokianos.
Visit the churches of Lipsi. They are all white with domes of turquoise blue like the sea. The island includes a few dozen churches and chapels harmoniously spared all over the island’s beaches.
The Aghios Ioannis Theologos church overlooking the port is the most important on the island. It was built by the lipsi inhabitants of the diaspora. It’s worth going to see it with its two beautiful bell towers and then going out to admire the view of the harbour.
The church Panaghia tou Harou (with its miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary who holds The Crucified Christ in his arms.
History The island of Lipsi is known since the 2nd BC (MYCENIAN EPOQUE) and we find archaeological evidence of this at the Lipsi Museum. Lipsi was quickly Christianized under the protection of the monastery of the island of Patmos. The oldest church on the island dates back to the 8th. The island was occupied by pirates. It was then conquered by the TURKISHS in the 16th scene. The island was given to the ITALIANS in 1912 for 30 years of domination. It was handed over to the Greeks in 1948 along with most of the other DODEKANISOS ISLANDS.
The Ecclesiastical and Folklorisic Museum of Lipsi houses 16th century icons and 17th century religious relics, traditional clothing and utensils. It also shows objects from the Mycean period and a fragment of marble capital ion style from the 5th BC. Jc.
The wine feast in Lipsi. In August on the island, apart from the popular religious feasts of the island (PANAYIA HAROU of August 22 and 23), there is also the wine feast. This festival features Lipsi’s wine, a long tradition in the production and export of the island’s wines.
Go to Lipsi Island, you won’t regret it.