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Tinos Island

Tinos island lies very close to the southern tip of Andros. This is the holy island of Our Lady, which in August is swamped by pilgrims who have come to pray in Her church or in fulfilment of a vow. As Our Lady's feast day on 15 August approaches, the church and the town of Tinos become crammed with people, and religious services take place next to the commercial fair being held in the surrounding streets. A line of mountains , whose highest peak is Mt Tsiknias (in the myths, the home of the wind-god Aeolus), runs the length of the island. On its lower slopes, walls like the fortifications of old castles divide the terraced fields.

The coast of the island is mostly steep, but there are also numerous coves with sandy or pebbly beaches. Among the special characteristics of Tinos are its dove-cotes. These structures developed from simple roosts for pigeons into works of art – and the stone-built fountains to be seen in the villages evolved in a similar manner. Tinos, capital of the island and its port, is where most of the population lives. A broad paved street leads from the harbour to the low hill on which stands the magnificent church of Our Lady.

Built in marble from Paros and Tinos itself, the church stands overlooking the town on the site where a miraculous icon of Our Lady was discovered. Next to the church, the Gallery of Tiniot Artists and Modern Greek Painters , which has a very interesting collection. Close by is the Archaeological Museum of Tinos. It houses finds from the temple of Poseidon and Amphitrite (at Kionia beach) and from the Geometric burials of Ekso Meria. At Ksombourgo, we can admire the ruins of the medieval castle, on the south side of which is a sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone

The interior of the island has been little affected by tourism, and the 45 villages have retained much of their traditional character and distinctive vernacular architecture. Among the most interesting villages are the large settlements of Falatado , Stem and Pirgos , the latter of which has a museum dedicated to the sculptor Halepas, the house of the artist Lytras and numerous marble-sculptors' workshops. Among the monasteries of the island, many of them built on superb sites, we could single out that of Our Lady of the Angels at Kehrovouni (Panagia ton Angelon), which has the appearance of a Tinos village in medieval times. Around the island there are plenty of good beaches, too, notably at Agios Fokas near the town, Kionia, Porto, Panormos bay, Kolimbithra, Agios Sostis and Pahia Ammos. The lunar landscape at the spot known as “ Volax ”, with its peculiar boulders, is probably unique anywhere in the world. The beauties of Tinos are gradually making a name for themselves. Although amenities for tourists outside the town are scanty, they are constantly expanding.



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 Asteria Hotel
Asteria Hotel, Tinos Town
Featuring free WiFi, Asteria Hotel offers accommodations in Tinos Town. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. A TV is available. more...
 K Homes-Eva's Family Stone House
K Homes-Eva's Family Stone House, Tinos Town
Showcasing a barbecue and views of the garden, K Homes-Eva's Family Stone House is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos. The property features a spa tub. more...
 Agali Bay Hotel
Agali Bay Hotel, Tinos Town
Just 10 metres from the sea, with an endless view of Agios Fokas beach, Agali Bay Hotel is located at the most idyllic spot of Chora in Tinos , only 10 minutes walking distance from the port. more...
 Mr. and Mrs. White Tinos
Mr. and Mrs. White Tinos, Tinos Town
Showcasing an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Mr. And Mrs. White Tinos is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Golden Beach Hotel & Apartments
Golden Beach Hotel & Apartments, Tinos Town
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Golden Beach Hotel & Apartments is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos. Mýkonos City is 10 miles from the property. more...
 Stavros Bay
Stavros Bay, Tinos Town
Stavros Bay offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Mýkonos City is 12 miles away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. more...
 Aeolis Tinos Suites
Aeolis Tinos Suites, Tinos Town
Featuring a garden and outdoor pool, Aeolis Tinos Suites is located in Tinos Town, just 11 miles from Mýkonos City. Náousa is 30 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1
Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1, Tinos Town
Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1 offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Mýkonos City is 12 miles from the property. All units are air conditioned and include a flat-screen TV. more...
 Lioliou Maria Rooms
Lioliou Maria Rooms, Tinos Town
Featuring free WiFi, Lioliou Maria Rooms offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Mýkonos City is 11 miles away. The property is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. more...
 Renthousetinos
Renthousetinos, Tinos Town
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the pool, Renthousetinos is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos, just 11 miles from Mýkonos City. Náousa is 29 miles from the property. more...
 Orionides
Orionides, Tinos Town
Featuring free WiFi, Orionides offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Mýkonos City is 12 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites
Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites, Tinos Town
Located in Tinos Town, Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites offers a garden and sun terrace. Mýkonos City is 12 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Vriokastro
Vriokastro, Tinos Town
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Vriokastro is located in Tinos Town, just 10 miles from Mýkonos City. Náousa is 28 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Emily's Deluxe Apartment
Emily's Deluxe Apartment, Tinos Town
Located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos, 11 miles from Mýkonos City, Emily's Deluxe Apartment features a sun terrace and views of the sea. Náousa is 29 miles away. more...
 Voreades
Voreades, Tinos Town
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Voreades is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos. Mýkonos City is 11 miles away. more...




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