Tilos is a mountainous and verdant island, with hills and plains where four hundred species of flowers and herbs grow, inhabited by numerous species of rare birds (eagles, hawks, nightingales, goldfinches, herons, bee-eaters, etc). It has picturesque villages and charming beaches. The whole island constitutes a vast ecological park and is protected by international treaties. In ancient times, Tilos was famous for its herbs, prosperity and the female poet, Irinna. The island extends over a surface of 63 km², its coastline is 63km long and it has 500 inhabitants. It can be reached by ferry from Rhodes.