Myth and Herbs
In spring, autumn and winter, Tilos resembles an artist's canvas with the bright colors of wild flowers and herbs scattered on the mountains and beaches. In the summer, bright colors give way to the green and golden shades of nature. The wild chamomile and the strong smell of thyme and sage of the fields, bring to mind the Greek myth that explains the name of the island. According to legend, Tilos who was the youngest son of Alia and Apollo, god of the sun, collected herbs from the island hoping to cure his mother of a serious illness. After her healing, Tilos returned to the island and built a temple in honor of Apollo and Poseidon in order to express his appreciation for his mother's healing. The island took its name from Tilos and since then it became known for the healing properties of its herbs.