There are despite the camaflague two faces of Tilos.
One is the "stage-set" of a parady of a traditional Greek island village (Livadia) which is modern, full of cafes, a central bar .....here as one Greek owner put it "We can leech off the tourists".
The other is the island, its feeling, history, non-tourist side - of which this ancient monestry is the pinnacle.
Over 1000 years old precariously perched on a high cliff facing the sunset, its wonderful peace and solitude creates a feeling of oneness with the Earth sky and sea. Peregrines sail and swoop, eagles fly high overhead and gulls swirl.
Although we shall probably move on from Tilos after many years, the bottle of herb-filled holy water from the well at the monestry sits quietly on the workbench next to the hob ......a constant reminder.
If you own or manage Agios Pandeleimonas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.