Vacations in Lipsi (Dodecanese - Greece)
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Information On Lipsi
Lipsi is a small island belonging to the Dodecanese, located 5 miles north of Leros and 5 miles east of Patmos. It is actually an entire island complex with numerous uninhabited islands surrounding the main island of Lipsi.
Lipsi only has one settlement which is built around the wind free harbor of the island. It is a scenic village with white houses, blue and brown shutters, churches with light blue domes, the Municipal School of Lipsi which has been declared a historical monument and many shops, taverns, and fishing boats at the harbor.
Lipsi hosts major annual festivals. The most famous one is held on August 23rd at the enniamera of Panagia, at the church of Panagia of Charos. On August 10th there is the three-day wine festival where everyone can taste the famous local wine.
Lipsi is a quiet island for relaxing holidays which is yet unspoiled by tourism.
On Lipsi there is a branch of the National Bank of Greece.
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Beaches Of Lipsi
Lipsi have several beautiful beaches, both sandy and pebbled, for every taste. You can find beaches of exotic beauty on the nearby islets, like Marathi and Aspronisi, with lovely bright-white pebbles and fantastic turquoise sea.
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Travel To Lipsi
Lipsi can be reached from the port of Piraeus with a boat that takes approximately 10 hours to get there. Lipsi can be reached much easier from several other islands of the Dodecanese, like Patmos, Leros and Samos.
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Transportation On Lipsi (Car Rentals)
Lipsi is a small island with a road network of only 15 klm, so distances will not be an issue. You can do without a car, as there are frequent buses as well as a municipality mini bus with schedules to the main beaches. In case you are interested there is a bike / car rental service.
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Accommodation On Lipsi (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
On Lipsi there is not much accommodation and no large hotel units, so its is advised to plan early on for your stay. Most rooms to let are in Chora, which is the best place to stay, while there are very few rooms on some of the most popular beaches.
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Food & Drink On Lipsi
Lipsi is an ideal place to enjoy dishes based on fresh fish and seafood, like stuffed squid, rice with squid ink and seafood, etc. Do try the local goat, the local cheese types and fava bean nuggets. Accompany your meal with the famous but hard to find local sweet red wine and for dessert ask for xerotigana or sweet pougkia (pouches).
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What To Buy On Lipsi
Lipsi is known for its dark sweet wine, the so called Anamma, which the Vatican used to supply for the preparation of the Holy Communion. You can also get thyme honey and local cheese types like touloumotyri, ladotyri and myzithra. From sweets buy some honeyed xerotigana and handmade spoon sweets.
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Attractions On Lipsi
The Nikiforio Ecclesiastical and Folklore Museum is housed in the Town Hall of Lipsi. It also hosts a small archaeological collection.
Panagia tou Charou of 1600 is one of the oldest churches on Lipsi. It stands in an idyllic green location.
A large church at the center of the settlement with a harbor view. It was build with curve stone and it has a blue dome.
A great opportunity to see stunning beaches of exotic beauty in the surrounding islands, Arkous, Marathi, Makronisi and Aspronisi.
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Alternative Islands To Lipsi
Lipsi is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Leros (7 klm from Lipsi)
Patmos (9 klm from Lipsi)
Kalymnos (25 klm from Lipsi)
Kos (53 klm from Lipsi)
Astypalaia (77 klm from Lipsi)
Nisyros (78 klm from Lipsi)
Tilos (99 klm from Lipsi)
Symi (112 klm from Lipsi)
Halki (129 klm from Lipsi)
Rhodes (140 klm from Lipsi)
Karpathos (152 klm from Lipsi)
Kasos (200 klm from Lipsi)
Kastelorizo (269 klm from Lipsi)
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Islands Connected To Lipsi
There is a ferry from Lipsi to the following islands:
Kalymnos (direct connection to Lipsi)
Kos (direct connection to Lipsi)
Leros (direct connection to Lipsi)
Patmos (direct connection to Lipsi)
Rhodes (direct connection to Lipsi)
Samos (direct connection to Lipsi)
Symi (direct connection to Lipsi)
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