Tilos Island - Greece
beautiful birthplace of poetess IRINNA. She was born on Tilos around
350 BC; the island with the quiet beaches. Although Irinna died very
young, the historians of her era considered her equal to Sapfo.
Ikaros mentioned that 3 00 lines of her famous work "Elacati" are
still saved. How fascinating! And also that the world is lucky to
have two of her epigrams dedicated to her good friends Vafkis and
Agatharchis! Through Irinna's work, we see the unchanging values in
human nature, throughout thousands of years of human existence!
This small, but very beautiful island gets its
name from the young son of Alia and Helio (sun), according to
mythology. Tilos, who loved his mother dearly, had come to the
island to find herbs that would make her well. Later on, he returned
here to build a temple in honor of Apollo and Poseidon. Herodotus,
the historian, tells us that Tilos was a member of the ATHENIAN
ALLIANCE in the 5th century BC and that during Cleon's time, Tilos's
name appeared on tax lists.
Ikaros though, who never stops to surprise us
with his knowledge, told us something truly amazing. Namely, that
the island had become famous for is production of perfumes! Yes!
Apollonios Herophilos in his known work, "About Ointments", presents
the "Telian amarakinon and melinon". It is quite evident that
creativity and sophistication were part of the life on Tilos, in
ancient Greece, for such writings to exist! Finally, Ikaros showed
us exquisite silver coins, some depicting the head of goddess
Athena, others of Zeus or Poseidon.
Today, this island is the ideal place to relax
and to come close to nature, since it hasn't been discovered by many
Municipality Official Web site:
Web site from Germany:
from U.K. (Association)
Web site from U.K.
Web site from Council of Hellenics (history)
Web site from Italy