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General Information for Lipsi

Lipsi The islet of Lipsi is the largest and most populated of all the isles to the east and and north of the Patmos. In recent years -due to its lovely shores, low bushy hills, small olivetree-groves, vineyards and sandy or pebbled beaches- Lipsi is attracting an increased number of tourists. The isle is indeed ideal for quiet vacations.

Its history is intertwined with the history of the other Dodecanese islands, when the Hellenistic period was its most historically important. Lipsi is the only settlement which occupies the entire hill. At the top- next to the square and the town hall, the church of St. John the Theologian, with the blue dome, is a dominant feature of the village. This church, along with the kastro with relics of the acropolis and tombs around it, religious and folk art museums, complete the sights to enjoy.