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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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 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...
 Infinity View Hotel Tinos
Located in Tinos, a 10-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Tinos, Infinity View Hotel Tinos features views of the sea. more...
 Orion suites
Featuring a terrace and views of pool, Orion suites is located in Tinos, a 10-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Tinos. 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...
 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...
 Grace Villa
Featuring a swimming pool, a shared lounge, a garden and views of the pool, Grace Villa is set in Tinos Town and offers accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Virginia Rooms
Centrally and quietly located in Tinos Town, Virginia Rooms is a few yards away from the famous church of the Virgin Mary and Tinos Port. It features traditionally decorated rooms with a balcony. more...
 alemár
Located 1.4 mi from Megalochari Church, alemar offers accommodations with a balcony, as well as a bar and a terrace. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Diles & Rinies
Within a 2-minute drive of Agios Fokas Beach in Tinos, Diles & Rinies features a pool with sun loungers. more...
 Fratelli Rooms
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Fratelli Rooms offers accommodations in Tinos Town, 1312 feet from Megalochari Church. more...
 Lithos Luxury Suites
Located in Tinos, an 8-minute walk from Stavros Beach, Lithos luxury suites has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. more...
 Anthea Hotel
Located 656 feet from Agios Fokas Beach, the Cycladic-style Anthea Hotel offers a pool, a traditional restaurant and spa facilities. more...
 Onar Hotel and Suites
The whitewashed Onar Studios is located 328 feet from Tinos Port and 492 feet from the nearest beach. more...
 Aelia Boutique Suites
Offering a garden and a terrace, Aelia Suites Tinos is located in Tinos, not far from Archaeological Museum of Tinos and Megalochari Church. Complimentary WiFi is provided. more...
 Favie Suzanne
Located in Tinos, a 14-minute walk from Stavros Beach, Favie Suzanne has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Villa Areti
Just 98 feet from a secluded beach in Tinos, Villa Areti features self-catering accommodations in traditional style. Free WiFi access is available. more...
 Byzantio City Hotel
Centrally located in Tinos Town, Byzantio City Hotel is surrounded by a garden. It offers simply decorated accommodations opening to a balcony with Aegean Sea views and free Wi-Fi throughout. 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...
 Marble Villas
Surrounded by olive, cypress and fruit trees, Marble Villas is a complex of elegantly decorated, self-catering units located in Agios Fokas of Tinos. more...
 ENALION-TINOS
Located a 5-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Tinos, ENALION-TINOS has free WiFi. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Sunny house in Agkali Bay
Sunny house in Agkali Bay offers accommodations in Tinos, a 13-minute walk from Archaeological Museum of Tinos and 0.7 miles from Megalochari Church. more...
 Flisvos Apartments
Located a 12-minute walk from Agios Fokas Beach, Flisvos Apartments offers a terrace, and accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Altana Boutique Hotel
Within 1640 feet from the main town of Tinos, Altana is a boutique hotel offering elegant Cycladic-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Best View House
Located in Tinos Town, less than 0.6 mi from Agios Fokas Beach and a 20-minute walk from Stavros Beach, Best View House provides air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. 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...




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