Tinos is an island of unrivaled beauty and charm, where history and traditions still pervade everyday life.
Home to more than 1000 churches, 40 villages and 1000 dovecotes, Tinos offers tourists unique sightseeing spots, beautiful beaches and the chance to live the real Greece.
The best way to discover the island is by getting lost in the narrow little streets of its villages, walking through its old mountain paths and enjoying food at a local taverna. Below just a list of places from where to start the journey.
Home to one of the world most famous marble schools, Pyrgos is a ‘sculptured village’. Fountains, streets, churches, almost everything is made of marble. It has a very charming square with nice little cafes.
Worth visiting is the Museum of Marble Crafts, which shows the history of marble and the tools and techniques used to work it. It also displays old sketches of master craftsmen marble carvings.
A picturesque little harbor and village, it has many fish restaurants right next to the sea.
A charming village built on the slope of a green mountain, it has extraordinary sea view and unique traditional white houses.
A small village that could well be located on the moon, Volax is surrounded by large round granite mysterious rocks. Worth dining at the two traditional tavernas of the village.
Located in the center of the island, it is home to two museums and two monasteries, one of Jesuits and one of Orsoline nuns. The latter is a unique architectonical complex built in 1860 according to French vanguard.
Located right next to our complex, Stavros is a sandy beach, protected from the winds and ideal for families with kids. Right next to it there is a little white church and the ruins of an ancient port used by the Venetians. At sunset it’s simply magic.
Ag. Markos is a small cobblestone beach, with very clear waters. It’s located at 5 min walk from Stavros Bay.
Kionia is a series of long sandy beaches, those in the first part are equipped with chairs and umbrellas while the ones in the last part are still wild and extremely beautiful.
A long sandy beach with clear water, ideal for relaxing under the shadow of its trees.
Located below the village of Kardiani, it’s a nice little bay equipped with chairs and umbrellas and a bar playing good music.
Two sandy beaches next to each other, one for surf and nature lovers, the other for comfort seekers. A tavern offering Greek snacks is available right on the beach.
A secluded beach with a fun sand slope and a ‘fat’ type of sand, it’s a good reward after the 5 min walk down. Ideal when there is no wind.
Very unique landscape with large round rocks, worth visiting when the sea is extremely calm.
The temple dates back to the 3rd/ 4th century B.C and it was dedicated to Poseidon, the ‘doctor’, and afterwards expanded to Amphitriti, his wife. It represented and important worship destination, together with nearby island of Delos. It was later destroyed when Christianity was established on the island. You can still visit some ruins that arose from an excavation in 1903.
One of the largest and oldest monasteries of cloistered nuns, it has both elements of a a Cycladic village, with very tiny white houses where the nuns live, and of a Venetian settlement.
You can visit the cell of nun Pelagia, the one who saw in her dream where to find the icon of the Virgin Mary. On that location was then built the church of Panagia Evangelistria.
Built in 1930 on the location where the icon of the Virgin Mary was discovered by nun Pelagia, it is the most important pilgrimage destination in Greece. The icon is considered miraculous and it receives every year a large amount of donations which are given back to the society through philanthropic and charitable work. Our lady of Tinos is the patron saint of Greece and a large celebration takes place on August 15.
A 640m high rocky mountain, it was home to a large Venetian fortified town from 1207 to 1715. You can still see the ruins of the fort and hike to the top were the view on the Aegean Sea and its islands is simply amazing. Exomvourgo has now become a top destination among climbers.