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.
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
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).
: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.)
Municipal Council 2247041209
Police 41222 Port Authority 2247041133
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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