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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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 Mr. and Mrs. White Tinos
Mr. and Mrs. White Tinos, Tinos Town
Seamlessly blending in the natural environment, Mr. & Mrs. White Tinos, is a Boutique Hotel that combines simplicity and tradition. more...
 Marble Villas
Marble Villas, Tinos Town
Set 1.6 mi from Archaeological Museum of Tinos in Tinos Town, Marble Villas offers accommodations with air conditioning and free WiFi. more...
 Aeolis Tinos Suites
Aeolis Tinos Suites, Tinos Town
Featuring air conditioning, the quietly located Aeolis Tinos Suites offers spacious and fully equipped accommodations in Triantaros Village. Facilities include a swimming pool with sun terrace. more...
 Golden Beach Hotel & Apartments
Golden Beach Hotel & Apartments, Tinos Town
Golden Beach Hotel is set before a private sandy beach in Agios Fokas. Accommodations resembles a Cycladic village surrounded by 15,000-m² of lush gardens. Tinos’ capital is just 1.2 mi away. more...
 Boussetil Rooms
Boussetil Rooms, Tinos Town
Within 1640 feet from the nearest beach, Boussetil Rooms offers air-conditioned accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. Tinos Port is 2297 feet away. more...
 Athos Studios
Athos Studios, Tinos Town
Located in Tinos town, Athos Studios is only 164 feet from Kalamia Beach and features a bar. more...
 Orionides
Orionides, Tinos Town
Located within 1.3 miles of Megalochari Church and 1.3 miles of Archaeological Museum of Tinos in Tinos Town, Orionides has accommodations with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is offered. more...
 Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1
Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1, Tinos Town
Surrounded by lush gardens, Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1 is located in Tinos Town, within 328 feet from Kalamia Beach and 1640 feet from the center. more...
 Onar Hotel and Suites
Onar Hotel and Suites, Tinos Town
The whitewashed Onar Studios is located 328 feet from Tinos Port and 492 feet from the nearest beach. more...
 Soula Rooms Tinos
Soula Rooms Tinos, Tinos Town
Soula Rooms Tinos is located in a quiet spot in Tinos Town, just a 5-minute walk from the center and the famous Church of the Virgin Mary. more...
 Villa Thalia
Villa Thalia, Tinos Town
Located in Tinos Town, this villa features free WiFi. The villa is 1.7 mi from Megalochari Church. Free private parking is available on site as well as a garden and a barbecue. more...
 Stavros Bay
Stavros Bay, Tinos Town
Stavros Bay is located in Tinos Town, right next to Stavros Beach and overlooking the sea. The city center is 1640 feet away. more...
 Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites
Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites, Tinos Town
Set in TĂ­nos, Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites offers a garden and sun terrace. Megalochari Church is 0.7 mi from the property. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on more...
 Tiniotissa Studios
Tiniotissa Studios, Tinos Town
The traditionally-built Tiniotissa Studios is centrally located in Tinos Town, within 2625 feet from the port. It features a fragrant garden and offers air-conditioned units with a balcony or patio. more...
 Noe Rooms
Noe Rooms, Tinos Town
The Cycladic-style Noe Rooms is centrally located in Tinos Town, within 1312 feet from the new port and 656 feet from the Church of Virgin Mary. more...




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