Is the Beautiful Lipsi Island Attractive?

The beautiful Lipsi Island or Leipsoi or Lipsous is a very small island, as it stretches to 17 square kilometres in the archipelago of the Dodecanese group. It belongs to the beautiful Kalymnos Island's peripheral unit.

It is on the Aegean Sea, at a short distance east of the beautiful Patmos Island and between Arki Island or Arkoi at the north and the beautiful Leros Island at the south.

There are more than 698 inhabitants in this island and almost all the small number of population engages in farming and fishing. However, there are few accommodations including rooms, studios and some restaurants.

The beautiful Lipsi Island or Leipsoi has also some beautiful beaches, good for travellers between the largest islands in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades group of islands in the neighbourhood.

This small island became famous after the conviction of the leader of the Greek Marxist revolutionary group the "N17", because he lived there with the islanders for some years.

The group organized an armed struggle against the Greek dictatorial regime and led successful revolutionary attacks against foreign security elements and the security of the Greek Junta in the military government, as well.

Beautiful Lipsi's Beaches

The beautiful Lipsi Island or Leipsoi has more than ten beautiful beaches on the eastern coast, western coast and southern coast.

Almost all of the beaches in the beautiful Lipsi Island are within walking distance from the town of Lipsi through olive groves and cypress trees.

Some of those beaches are shaded sandy beaches and others are rocky, pebble and very narrow and they include a nudist beach.

The beautiful beaches of Lipsi start with the beautiful Platys Gialos Beach, below Cape Glarokavos, at the northeast. It is followed by the beautiful Kamaries Beach, a little further from the centre of the eastern coastline, below Cape Aspros Kavos, facing the islet of Aspronisia.

The beautiful Platys Gialos Beach is accessible walking through the road that runs about 3.5 kilmoetres from Lipsi Town through its two beaches and continues to this beach. It is narrow shallow with turquoise water and sandy. It is ideal for kids too.

Down of this beach is the beautiful Monodendri Beach, followed by the beautiful Tourkomnima Beach, above Cape Tourkolimano. Monodendri is a nudist beach about 3.3 kilometres from Lipsi Town on a rocky area. People reach it by foot and by motorcycles.

The beautiful Xirokambos Beach is below this cape, facing the islet of Kouloura and south of it at the southeastern coast is the beautiful Hohlakoura Beach.

Turning to the west following the southern coast, you will find the beautiful Katsadia Beach on Katsadia Bay, facing Lyra. It is about 2.2 kilometres south of the beautiful Lipsi Town. It is sandy, pebble and shaded beach by tamarisk trees.

There are many islets on this area on the Aegean Sea including Piato, Psomos, Makronisi, Kaparonisi, Pilavi and Stavri. The largest of them all is Makronisi.

Up form the south on the western coast are two beaches. The beautiful Liendou Beach is near Lipsi Town on Lipsi Bay. Its location makes it popular beach.

The water is shallow, making it ideal for children, followed by the beautiful Kambos Beach, with some shades at the northwest of it on the same bay and on the way that leads to Platys Gialos.

There are food and accommodations near Katsadia Beach, Platys Gialos, and of course Liendou and Kambos beaches. For these facilities, see the image of the hotels on the column at the right.

There are other bays and capes on the western coast, such as Kimisi Bay and Cape Armenistis. Moschatou Bay is at the north overlooking the islet of Aretousa.

The beautiful Lipsi Island or Leipsoi has ferry connection several times a week with Agathonisi, the beautiful Kalymnos Island, Leros, the beautiful Samos Island and Patmos.

Hydrofoils connect it many times a day in summer Ikaria, the beautiful Kos Island, Patmos and Samos. Catamarans link it six times a week in summer to the beautiful Rhodes Island and the other islands on the way.

The interior transportation operates through minibuses that run hourly to other villages and some of the beaches. There are also few taxis and motorcycles rental outlets in the capital city of Lipsi.

The beautiful Lipsi Town is on Lipsi Bay at the western coast. It is the capital and the port. There are more than 600 inhabitants in the town.

The port has two quays. The larger quay is for the ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans and the smaller is for the excursion boats. The centre of the town is few metres from the quay.

The Commercial Bank's ATM is on the port and near it is the police station. The post office is on the central square and the tourist office is at a short distance on the other upper side of the square.

The Museum of Lipsi is on the main square. It is a small museum and it displays a collection of different old items. Few metres north of the small quay is the pink villa, where the leader of the "N17" lived for some years.

The Greek poet and Canadian citizen, Andreas Karavis lived in the beautiful Lipsi Island for some years.

Useful Resources:

Saracen Island: The Poems of Andreas Karavis (Signal Editions poetry series)

The Greek poet Andreas Karavis was Greece's modern Homer to many people. This is one of his first collections in English. He has a poem in the "Atlantic Monthly" and a selection of poems in "Books in Canada".

He was born in Crete on 1932 and his first book, "White Poems", appeared in 1965. His second volume, "The Dream Masters" was published in 1989 and rapidly established Karavis as one of the most magisterial and patristic poetry voices in the history of modern Greek literature.

Lipsi's Daughter

This is a type of Cinderella story. It begins on the beautiful Lipsi Island or Leipsoi, where orphaned Ipatia lives with her grandfather.

Intent on a college degree, she leaves for Piraeus. The day before her trip, she falls into the arms of Tony, a rich ship owner's son.

As their love blossoms, obstacles get in the way; Tony's father wants him to marry an heiress, and an accident separates the couple.

Will their love endure the test of time?

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