TRAVEL GUIDE TO TINOS
The enchanting Tinos island is located in the Cyclades island group, 20 minutes away from Mykonos by ferry. This is where the spiritual heart of Greece beats, in the church of Panagia Megalochari! In addition to its religious atmosphere, the island is known for the traditional architecture of its villages and its charming sandy beaches.
For your holidays in this beautiful island of the Aegean, we provide all the information you need to have in mind in our travel guide. Check it out to find out more about the hotels, restaurants, beaches and landmarks of Tinos. We also provide things to do suggestions and a selection of photos to give you an idea!
To reach Tinos, you will have to take a ferry from one of the ports of Athens (Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio) or one of the nearby islands (Mykonos, Syros, Paros & Naxos). The nearest airport to Tinos is also located in Mykonos.
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Tinos in Greece is part of the Cyclades island group, in the heart of the Aegean. The overall effect of Tinos island is deeply calming, probably due to its spiritual aura.
The island's church Panagia Megalochari is one of the most visited religious pilgrimages in Greece. People from all over the country visit this imposing church every year to worship the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, which is housed there.
Every summer, on August 15th, when the Virgin Mary is celebrated, there are lots of festivities taking place all over the island- from feasts to culinary festivals!
So, if you want to experience the island’s spiritual side, try planning your trip around one of those religious feasts!
The villages are the island's biggest gems, worth exploring by every visitor! Scattered on the mountains, the little whitewashed villages keep the tradition of the island alive. During your holidays, make sure to visit Pyrgos, Ktikado, Kardiani, Loutra and Tripotamos to wander around the beautiful squares, taste the local delicacies and escape the heat lazing under the sycamore trees!
Did you know that Tinos is just a short ferry ride away from Mykonos? If you’re spending your holidays on the popular Greek party island, hop on a ferry and in 20 minutes you will be there! It’s a great chance to have a taste of both sides of the Cyclades!
Trust us, you’ll be bewitched by the pristine beauty of Tinos!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
On the charming island of Tinos, you will discover all types of hotels for an amazing experience of accommodation, from luxury resorts to cozy studios and spacious villas that overlook the sea!
The majority of hotels in Tinos are located in the Town, while others can be found a short walk away from some of the island's most beautiful beaches.
Many of them are equipped with swimming pools and have an authentic Cycladic design.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Tinos island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries from Piraeus and Rafina ports in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to is in Athens.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF TINOS
Discover the best of Tinos! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!
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.
Tinos is among the few Greek islands where visitors can go surfing. A great surfing spot in Tinos island is Kolymbithra beach, where there is a surfing centre.
Dovecotes are found all around the island. 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.
Located on the northern side of the island, Kardiani is a small village with traditional style. It is built on the mountain slopes and offers fantastic views to the Aegean Sea.