Tinos has been called “The Muse of the Aegean” and for good reason. Known for its abounding cultural heritage, it is filled with museums, galleries, art workshops and an abundance of religious and secular sights to visit. Tradition meets craftiness every step of the way, creating a unique, handcrafted landscape. Tinos is no short of natural beauty as well, boasting a very diverse landscape of sandy beaches, impressive rock quarries and mountainous terrain with the gorgeous Exombourgo Rock looming over the island’s capital.
Tinos is also a world-renowned pilgrimage destination. Known as “Grace’s Island”, Tinos is the home of the Venetian styled Church of PanayiaEvangelistria (Our Lady of Good Tidings), where thousands of local and foreign pilgrims celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin on August 15.
There are daily ferries to and from Tinos from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, varying in travel duration between two and five hours.There are also frequent ferries to and from Mykonos, Syros, Andros, Paros and Naxos.
If you don't have your means of transport, a taxi may be arranged for you to take you from the port to the house.
A small, quiet, natural bay awaiting you to discover it, ideal for some peaceful quality time with loved ones or by yourself. Just make sure you pack some shade and water.
Its southern location protects it from the northern yearly winds, while its accessibility, natural shade and restaurant proximity make it ideal for a family day at the beach.
One of the most popular beaches on the island, attracting sea lovers not only for its marvelous water and sand but also for the many amenities it provides, including bars, eateries and watersports.
Whatever your style, this diverse beach has something that suits you. A calm and peaceful bay on the one side and a popular organized beach on the other, it is bound to please any visitor.
Small, idyllic and secluded but not without the occasional seafood tavern and beach bar covering for anything you may need during your visit.
Kionia beach is situated close to Chora. One of the largest beaches. In Kionia, there is the ancient Temple of Poseidon and Amphitriti.
Much more than meets the eye, the seemingly basic capital of the island keeps secrets that charm and amaze the curious traveler. Beautiful neoclassical buildings, blooming gardens and old temples prevail in the cobblestones of Old Town and take you on a journey through time to the urban surge of 18-19th century.
Retrace the steps of ancient pilgrims honoring Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite. This archaeological site of one of the greatest temples of Greek antiquity never fails to inspire and amaze us.
Enjoy a plethora of musical and stage shows during the all-summer long Tinos Festival.
• Sing the blues and get the jam going at Tinos Jazz Festival.
• Dance and sing as you pull the Trawl out of the water at the traditional Trawl Revival at the village of Kionia.