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Lipsi island

Dodecanisos Greek Grecia Greece Griechenland

    

  Lipsi  are cluster of islets in the south eastern Aegean and are found north of Leros and east of Patmos island.

The towm of Lipsi located in the middle of the island. Other settlements are ,Kouselio,Kastania, Panagia of Charou,and Platis Gialos.

     Today the island of Lipsi together with the surrounding islets ,constitute the municipality of Lipsi which is under the administrative  jurisdiction  of province of Kalymnos island.

    

 

  The island has a satisfactory road  network which together with the well preserved  paths allows for easy access to all the sites worth seeing.

   Lipsi are an ideal place for anyone who wishes to spend their holidays peacefully ,away from the urban centres and to enjoy the sun ,sea  and the company of simple folk. There are many very beautiful beaches on the island :Liendou which is a favorite due to its proximity to the main settlement ,Kambo ,Platy, Cialo,Katsadia -in the south of the island ,Papandria,Hohkakoura, Tourkomnima, Xirokambos ,Monodentro and Kamares . The colorful town of Lipsi ,with its white-washed houses and blue shutters ,preserves its island character. In the main square of the town visitors will find tavernas and cafeterias offering their fine local foodstuffs and beverages. In the centre of the town ,north of the church dedicated to St. John the Theologian ,is situated the archaeological collection of Lipsi .There the visitor will view exhibits of findings of clay pot pieces and inscriptions both on tablets and columns which are dated from the classical, Hellenistic and Christian periods. It is worth trouble to visit the picturesque Panagia of Charou, which was built early in the 17th century and the surrounding islets .Daily excursions  and boat trips are organized  where and walks along the paths which crisscross the island direct the nature lover to idyllic places.

 

Traditional foods ,sweets and beverages:

  Foods :cheese pie ,lentil keftedes ,kouloures,(rye and wheat ,kneaded seven times), kalamari (served with dark rice or stuffed ),mezithra cheese ,pan -fried pies ,cheese in oil or brine ,spinialo ,goat with potatoes or pasta ,olives (black ,green ,)olive oil (made from koronaikes olives and of exceptional quality).

      Sweets :pougkaki (fried or oven baked ),xerotigano or dipla ,moustalevria -petimezi (made from  grape syrup ),thyme honey dried figs syruped fruits  (tomato ,grape quince).

Beverages :fokiako sweet black wine ,white wine or black which can be semi -sweet or dry (it is the private produce of individual wineries.)

Useful telephone numbers :

 

Municipal Council 2247041209 

Police 41222 Port Authority 2247041133

 

 

TRASPORTATION

    Lipsi  is connected by sea to the neigh-bouring islands of Patmos (telephone number for information:22470-31231 and Leros :22470-22224 as well as with Rhodes 22410 -22220 and Piraeus 210 -4226000.

 

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