Located in the northern side of the Cyclades, Tinos is a lovely island, ideal for relaxing family holidays. The beaches around Tinos Town are calm and sandy, surrounded by many tourist facilities and accommodation. The most traditional villages are located in the inland and they are famous for the picturesque architecture. Pyrgos is the most characteristic village of Tinos, with a long tradition in marble carving. Apart from a calm holiday place, the island is special for the Greeks as it hosts the Church of Panagia (Virgin), considered the protector of the country, with a miraculous icon inside. This church receives thousands of pilgrims all year round, particularly on the 15th of August, on the occasion of the Dormition of the Virgin.
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Travel guide to Tinos, Greece
Located on the northern side of Cyclades, Tinos is an island with special spirit. Do not miss a trip to the mountainous villages and the interesting monasteries on the island.
Check our travel guide about Tinos and see the most interesting villages, beaches and sights to visit on the island. A look at our beautiful photos, 360 pictures and detailed maps will give you a better understanding of the island.
Things to see and do
The island of Tinos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Tinos island is a quiet and relaxing island and distinguishes for the miracle-working Church of Virgin Mary in Town that receives thousands of visitors all year round and for the traditional villages in the inland. These mountainous villages have picturesque architecture with paved streets, stone houses and lovely squares. Pyrgos is the most traditional village, also famous for its long tradition in marble carving.
The wild landscape of Tinos island is dotted with dovecotes and churches, often constructed in privileged spots with view to the sea. The most frequented beaches are located on the southern side of the island, close to the Town, and they have many tourist facilities. This guide of Tinos offers all the useful information about holidays there. Due to the frequent ferry connection, Tinos can be combined with holidays to Andros and Mykonos.
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Most convenient accommodation in Tinos is found in the beaches on the southern side of the island. Agios Ioannis Porto, Agios Romanos and Agios Sostis have well-organized tourist facilities. In these beaches, you can find larges hotels next to simple apartments and traditional studios. These venues provide direct access to the beach. Some hotels are also found in Tinos Town and Kionia beach.
Highlights in Tinos
Pyrgos is the most picturesque village in Tinos. Located on the northern side of the island, Pyrgos was the home of the famous sculptor Giannoulis Halepas.
Agios Fokas is a lovely beach with crystal waters on the southern side of Tinos. Nice accommodations and taverns line up this sandy beach.
The impressive church of Panagia Evangelistria is the protector saint of Tinos and of all the country. It celebrates with a large religious festival on August 15th.
Dovecotes are found all around the island of Tinos. They have traditional style with geometric patterns and white colour. Their structure looks like a small fortress.
In the village of Pyrgos is the museum of the famous Greek sculptor, Giannoulis Chalepas. This museum is hosted in the old house of the artist and hosts many personal items.
A very interesting museum in Tinos is the Museum of Marble Crafts, located outside Pyrgos. This museum presents the history of marble crafting on the island.
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