Tinos

Tinos

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Tinos Island: A Journey into Faith, Culture and Art!

The noble island of Tinos is one of the most beautiful and fertile islands of the Cyclades! Tinos Island is known for its church of Virgin Mary, which is a major pilgrimage route in Greece. You do not know about it? Everything here is wonderful: the nature, villages, geological phenomena, ancient heritage, unique architecture, customs and the rich culinary traditions!
The great architects of modern Greece, who studied the incredible beauty of the ancient island, tried to build something like from history and architecture. Now, you can look at legacy of history, in the style of homes, houses, churches. Also the lovely dovecotes, the beautiful artistic masterpieces are an aesthetic symbol of Tinos Island!
Bright and lush greenery, quiet beaches and lunar landscapes … Everything is incredible!
On the island live craftsmen who are good in processing of marble. The locals are welcoming, friendly, smiling, will offer you not only shelter, but also will serve you traditional Greek dishes!
The most distinctive feature of the island of Tinos is forty wonderful small villages.
But do not forget that ….these villages are better to discover by foot.

Why you must go on Tinos for your vacations?
– There is the best destination to enjoy the sun, sea and all its pristine beauty parlors in the Cyclades.
– There is the place where are you will see more than 100 pigeon – masterpieces of craftsmanship
– There are you will see thousands of churches, Cycladic architecture nestled in the ravines or climbing hills.
– You will discover a lot of villages scattered around the island
– You can pray to the icon of Virgin Mary and immediately feel better!

Visiting the island of Tinos is not just to lying on the beach and enjoying the sun. You should prepare for an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Accommondation and entertainment in Tinos
www.discovergreece.ru/tinos/videohotelsHospitality and entertainment are an integral part of the tradition of the inhabitants of Tinos, which is supported till these days. Here you can find a variety of ways to spend your time. Wherever you decide to stay, you can be shure that you will have a great time and in any case will not be disappointed!
You can easily find an accomodation on the island of Tinos. The hotels and apartments, the magiority of which are located in Hora and close to famous beaches, suit any taste and budget. Also, there is a variety of accommodation options in the traditional villages of the island.
All hotels and apartments provide for you and your family the highest quality services … all you have to do is to choose the area you will stay!

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Hora the gem of Tinos
The capital of Tinos “Hora” is a beautiful cycladic town, full of colours and charm, blessed by Mother of our Lord, patroness of the island. The town was build around the bussy port and here come numerous tourists all year long from all over the world.

Villages of Tinos
Tinos is undoubtedly one of the most gifted islands….this island is full with its traditions and cultural life. The untouched natural beauty and hospitality attract every year hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world!
The most distinctive feature of the island of Tinos is forty wonderful small villages.
But do not forget that ….these villages are better to discover by foot.
– Try to find a way out of the labyrinth in village of Komi and walk in shady medieval porticos of village Arnados.
– Draw your attention to a marble finish of houses in Pirgos (the homeland of Giannoulis Halepas-famous Greek sculptor). Go to the cemetery of Pirgos, which looks more like a museum of sculpture.
– Capture the beauty of dozens of bell towers and decrypt the symbols that you find on the windows of the houses (birds, animals, fish, plants, trees, boats)…. you’ll find anywhere on island.
– Discover the village Tripotamos, one of the oldest villages of the island.
– In Ktikado admire the beauty of the sea and houses that are made in the traditional style, quench your thirst by drinking water from ancient source.
– Discover the churches and monasteries of the Catholic Church in the island of Tinos in Ksinara and Loutra.

– You … will fall in love with the village of Agapi, with large arches, cobbled streets and traditional sources.
– Soot the ramp tower (Small Pisa, as it is called), is part of the church of the Savior, in the village of Karcado.
– Unleash your senses in a lunar landscape in the village Volaks.
– In Tarampado leave your car and walk along the main trail, which takes you to eleven rare examples of folk architecture, which have been restored.
– In Cambos forget about time and stroll through the picturesque streets of the city, talk to the locals who sit in their yards, and finally, enjoy the sweet figs.
– In Kardiani and Easterni, which are considered the favorite villages of many Athenians, where they built their houses, enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea.
– The legend says that the stormy sea forced Phidias (the architect of the Acropolis), who went to Delos, to remain on Tinos and teach to the locals the “art of marble”.
Visiting the island of Tinos is not just to lying on the beach and enjoying the sun.
You should prepare for an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life!

Beaches Tinos
What kind of beaches do you prefer, comfortable or solitary?
Sandy or pebbled? Beach bar and beach volleyball?
Any road on the island will always bring you to the coast.
And any of them you choose, you will find everywhere crystal clear sea…
Access
From Rafina Port
By ferry boat (4 hours away) or by highspeed/ flying cat (2 hours away)
Rafina Port Office: (+30) 22940 28888
From Piraeus Port
By ferry boat (5 hours away) or by highspeed/ flying cat (3 hours & 30 min away)
Piraeus Port Office: (+30) 210 4511311
Fron around Greece
During the summer, please bear in mind that there are several sea lines that connect Tinos Island with other Greek islands of the Aegean Sea as well as with Thessalonika and Crete. Just consult the local port authorities for the scheduled timetables.
Tinos Port Authority: (+30) 22830 22348

TIPS
– Always prefer routes from Rafina Port for time and money saving.
– Due to the increasing religious tourism during the holy days e.g. Annunciation (25 March), Agias Pelagias (23 July), Assumption (15 Aug.), Easter, etc. for your own convenience we kindly advise you to arrange in advance your transport and stay at Tinos!
– Unfortunately there is no airport at Tinos therefore you can either fly to Syros or Mykonos and then take the ferry boat to Tinos.

Religious monuments of Tinos
Tinos is considered from antiquity a place of piety and worship. Nowdays hundreds of Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries are recorded, but the basic is the church of the Annunciation that attracts the crowds like a magnet and places Tinos in a special place in religious tourism.
Did you know that in the village Campos was built the church of St. Catherine in honor of Empress Catherine I of Russia?
Read more HERE
Art & Culture – Tinos
Tinos is called the island of faith and art…and actually the beauty of Tinos is protected by faith and carved by art. Wherever you go, you discover an artistic vein that covers the island from one end to the other. Is it possible that in this small Cyladic island were born so many people who who have distinguished themselves in fine arts? And yet it is……

Cuisine and local products of Tinos
The traditional cuisine of Tinos is distinguished for its exceptional quality and taste.
Fresh fish, local beef, pork and the agricultural products are consuetude the basis of the cuisine of Tinos. Mrs. Nikoleta Delatola Foskolou, who has published 2 books with the gastronomy of Cyclades and Mr. Renos Arathimos, member of Chef’s Club of Greece, welcomed us in Tinos and cooked the traditional omelette of the island and pasta with local sausage and cheese (see photos below).
Don’t miss the opportunity to try the delicious cheeses of Tinos and “loutza” a type of salami, which is very much like the Italian prosciutto.
Artichoke Festival
The artichokes of the island are well known all over Greece and every year the residents of the village Komi celebrate the end of the harvest. At the central square the women of the village prepare and serve a variety of dishes with artichokes. On this day the visitors of Komi have the opportunity to try this local delicious delicacy, prepared with various ways and have a great time taking part in this celebration accompanied with live traditional music.

*Traditional dances and songs of Tinos (Coming soon…….)

Shopping in Tinos

In Hora, the flea market on Evangelistria Street is a pleasant place for a ramble.
Pedestrianized Evangelistria parallels Megaloharis, the main street from the harbor up to the cathedral. Shops and stalls lining Evangelistria Street sell icons, incense, candles, medallions, tamata (tin, silver, and gold votives) and religious objects, including reproductions of the miraculous icon.
You’ll also find local embroidery, weavings and in sweets shops you can bye tasteful profiterole, traditional sweet pies, and fantastic loukoumades with ice cream!
Weekdays, a fish market and a farmer’s market set up in the square by the docks. Keep an eye out for the rather pink-plumed pelican who hangs out nearby.
Those interested in local produce should head a few steps up from the harbor to 16 Megaloharis, the shop of the local agricultural cooperative, where pungent capers, creamy cheeses, olive oil, and the fiery local tsiporo liqueur are on sale.
If you like capers, stock up; I got mine safely back to Athens and enjoyed them for months.

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Why you must go on Tinos for your vacations? - There is the best destination to enjoy the sun, sea and all its pristine beauty parlors in the Cyclades. - There is the place where are you will see more than 100 pigeon - masterpieces of craftsmanship - There are you will see thousands of churches, Cycladic architecture nestled in the ravines or climbing hills. - You will discover a lot of villages scattered around the island - You can pray to the icon of Virgin Mary and immediately feel better!
Altana Boutique Hotel

Altana Boutique Hotel

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  Description ……When we begun to build the hotel Altana, our desire was to create a More info
Diles & Rinies Villas Estate

Diles & Rinies Villas Estate

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Description In one of the most beautiful part of the Cyclades, lies the luxurious complex “Diles &am More info
Galini Bungalows

Galini Bungalows

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  Description A modern complex of Cycladic architecture is longing to offer you unforgettable More info
Ninemia Suites

Ninemia Suites

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  Description Welcome to “Ninemia” hotel complex, at one of the most beautiful corn More info
Aeolos Bay Hotel

Aeolos Bay Hotel

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Description The Hotel “Aeolos Bay“, child of Xenius Zeus was put by the god of hospitali More info
Aeolos Bay Hotel

Aeolos Bay Hotel

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Afrodite Hotel

Afrodite Hotel

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  Description Afrodite is a family-run hotel, just minutes away by car from the Tinos Port and More info
Almira Studios

Almira Studios

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  Description The Almira Studios on Tinos Island will offer you a warm smile and homely hospita More info
Anatoli tou Porto

Anatoli tou Porto

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Description If you make your stay in Tinos be comfortable and relaxed, come to the studios Anatoli t More info
Blue Bay Teresa Studios & Apartments

Blue Bay Teresa Studios & Apartments

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Description The “Blue Bay Teresa” is a small family business, first (1st) class on the b More info
Favie Suzanne Hotel

Favie Suzanne Hotel

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  Description Favie Suzanne hotel, which since 1968 received choruses of faithful followers of More info
Filoxenia Rooms

Filoxenia Rooms

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Description Welcome to Tinos, the island of Virgin, art and culture! The modern complex of Filoxenia More info
Onar Hotel

Onar Hotel

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Description Hotel and Suites Onar is a boutique hotel in the town of Tinos, with great style and ove More info
Theoxenia Hotel

Theoxenia Hotel

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Description Theoxenia Hotel in the 50 years of its function has been hospitalized multitude of clien More info
Tinos Resort

Tinos Resort

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Description Looking for luxury and leisure in Cyclades but not too far away from Athens? Choose Tino More info
Voreades Boutique Hotel

Voreades Boutique Hotel

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Description Like all the boutique hotels around the word, Voreades is α lodging made with influences More info

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