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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
Seamlessly blending in the natural environment, Mr. & Mrs. White Tinos, is a Boutique Hotel that combines simplicity and tradition. more...
 Agali Bay Hotel
Just 33 feet from the sea, with an endless view of Agios Fokas beach, Agali Bay Hotel is located at the most beautiful spot of Chora in Tinos , only 10 minutes walking distance from the port. more...
 Orionides
Located a 5-minute walk from Stavros Beach, Orionides offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Villa Rosa-Maria
Located less than 0.6 mi from Megalochari Church in Tinos Town, Villa Rosa-Maria offers accommodations with a kitchen. Tinos Port is 2297 feet from the holiday home, and free WiFi is provided. more...
 Santamare Villa
Build with respect to the traditional Cycladic architecture and designed with disarming taste, Santamare Villa is set in Tinos Town. The nearest beach is just a few yards away. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Parathyro Sto Aigaio 1
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...
 Cozy Centrale
Located in Tinos, a 15-minute walk from Stavros Beach and 0.8 miles from Agios Fokas Beach, Cozy Centrale provides accommodations with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Alex
Set in a well-kept, lush garden with plants and flowers, Alex is located 1640 feet from the center of Tinos Town. more...
 Aeolis Tinos Suites
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...
 Asteria Hotel
Located right opposite Tinos port, Asteria Hotel lies within a short walk from the church of Virgin Mary and just 394 feet from Tinos Chora. Rooms are air conditioned with private balcony. more...
 Fratelli Rooms
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Fratelli Rooms offers accommodations in Tinos Town, 1312 feet from Megalochari Church. more...
 Agreli hora
Agreli hora is located in Tinos, a 17-minute walk from Stavros Beach, 1.1 miles from Agios Fokas Beach, and a 5-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Tinos. more...
 Filoxenia
Centrally located in the main town of Tinos, the family-run Filoxenia offers rooms with views over the Aegean Sea or the picturesque town just 98 feet from the famous Church of the Virgin Mary. more...
 Aeolos Bay Tinos
Located in Tinos, an 8-minute walk from Agios Fokas Beach, Aeolos Bay Tinos provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. more...
 Amarielia's Studios
Located walking distance from the center of Tinos and the renowned Church of Panagia, Amarielia's Studios is just 328 feet from the port. more...
 Eleftheria Veloudiou
Located 984 feet from the Church of Virgin Mary in Tinos, Eleftheria Veloudiou is traditionally built in Cycladic style. It offers rooms opening to a shared terrace with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Studios Eleni II
Centrally located in Tinos Town, the white-washed Studios Eleni II features a furnished sun terrace with stone-paved alleys. more...
 Vincenzo Family Rooms
Located in the religious district of Tinos, this charming property offers a wide variety of well-appointed rooms and apartments complete with a picturesque courtyard and spa facilities. more...
 Tinos apartments Zalonis
Offering garden views, Tinos apartments Zalonis in Tinos has accommodations, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. more...
 Tinos La belle vie
Tinos La belle vie, a property with a terrace, is located in Tinos, a 14-minute walk from Agios Fokas Beach, 0.8 miles from Stavros Beach, as well as 1.1 miles from Agios Fokas Beach. more...
 Niki Rooms
Centrally located in Tinos Town, Niki Rooms offers rooms that open to a balcony or patio. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. more...
 Prasino Oniro
Set amid a 6,000-m² garden with trees and colorful flowers, Prasino Oniro is located in Tinos Town. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi access. Agios Fokas Beach lies within 984 feet. more...
 Tinion Hotel
Tinion hotel is located a few yards away from the port of Tinos, in the heart the main town, Chora. It offers a lounge area with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi in the entire property. more...
 Aegean Dream Apartments
Built in the traditional blue-white Cycladic style, the family-run Aegean Dream Apartments features self-catered apartments with a balcony facing the Aegean Sea, just 262 feet from Stavros Beach in more...
 Parathyro sto Aigaio 2 - Small Suites
Set in Tínos, 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...




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