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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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Within a 5-minute walk from the sandy Agios Fokas Beach, the Cycladic-style Aigaio Studios offer traditional accommodation. more...
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Located in Tinos Town, Tinos View Apartments offers a garden and sun terrace. Mýkonos City is 9 miles away. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. more...
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Located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos, 11 miles from Mýkonos City, Nikoleta Rooms features a sun terrace and views of the garden. more...
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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...
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Bel Mare is a vacation home located in Tinos Town just 10 miles from Mýkonos City. It provides free private parking. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and an oven. more...
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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...
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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...
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Onar Hotel and Suites is located in Tinos Town, just 11 miles from Mýkonos City. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. more...
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Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Stelios Zalonis Apartments is located in Tinos Town in the region of Tinos. Mýkonos City is 10 miles from the property. more...
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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hermes Rooms offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Each room is fitted with a TV. You will find free shuttle service at the property. more...
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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...
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Renthousetinos 2 is a detached vacation home is located in Tinos Town and and is 11 miles from Mýkonos City. The property features views of the city and is 29 miles from Náousa. more...
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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Anthea Hotel offers accommodations in Tinos Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. more...
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Located in Tinos Town, 11 miles from Mýkonos City, Anastasia Studios features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Náousa is 29 miles from the property. more...
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Villa Rosa-Maria is a detached vacation home with a sun terrace, located in Tinos Town. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher and an oven. more...

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