Getting to and from Tilos
Please refer to this ferry schedule, updated whenever the ferries change. At present Tilos does not have its own boat, but the Dodecanese Express and the Blue Star stop off en route between Rhodes and Kos and are very reliable.
Places to buy
There are lots of properties for sale on the island. If you're seriously interested in buying, you should get professional advice. The little estate agency run by architect Seva and builder Panayiotis doesn't currently have a website.
A traditional house has just gone on the market in Megalo Horio at the top of the village (house 80 m2, garden 141 m2) - I can put you in touch with the English-speaking owner if you are interested:
Renting a house or apartment on Tilos for six months or a year is quite easy as there are plenty of places available. I can usually recommend one or two, depending on your needs.
My house is currently available - send me a message.
Going via Rhodes/Kos?
You can search this blog for posts on Rhodes and Kos for ideas of things to do.
In Rhodes Old Town, the Archaeological Museum is a must. I'd recommend a visit to 'The Dawn' - a cafe in a restored traditional house, next to the church of St Fanourios. www.angelacastle.gr
If you're looking for a lovely place to stay in Rhodes, try:
Nikos Takis Hotel http://www.nikostakishotel.com/
Spirit of the Knights Hotel http://www.rhodesluxuryhotel.com/
A great place to stay in Kos is the Kosta Palace on the harbour.
Places to stay in Tilos
Megalo Horio has a kafeneion and two good, traditional restaurants, To Kastro and Kali Kardia, as well as a couple of shops. Beaches within walking distance are Eristos and Ayios Antonis (half an hour), Skafi (45 minutes) and Plaka (easier by scooter).
Rooms/apartments to rent in Megalo Horio: http://milios-studios.gr/
At Airbnb.com (or contact me directly through here), you can find out how to stay in my house.
At lovely Eristos beach there is family-run Eristos Beach Hotel, with one of my favourite restaurants:
Also Nitsa Apartments with its own taverna:
Below Megalo Horio on the road to Eristos is Filoxenia apartments and taverna - only open in the middle of summer: https://www.facebook.com/filoxenia.tilos
This tiny settlement with a small harbour and a beach has two seafront tavernas, Elpida and Delfini. Get there via island bus or rent a car/scooter
Contact me either through here or via Airbnb about Antonis Apartments - the only rooms to rent at Ayios Antonis.
Livadia is the port and biggest village, with numerous shops, bars and restaurants. There's also the Tilos Park Information Centre - useful for maps and books.
Michalis Studios, run by my friend Eleftheria, have lovely views.