Although Tinos is mostly famous as a religious destination for the Greeks, it certainly has all the characteristics of a Cycladic island: the traditional architecture, the lovely beaches and the wild landscape. The most interesting sightseeing in Tinos is the Monastery of Virgin Mary Evangelistria, which is believed to be a miracle workign church. This is why many pilgrims come to this Monastery on their knees from the port of Tinos Town. In general, the island has many monasteries, some still working and others abandoned. The most picturesque village in Tinos is Pyrgos, while a drive around will bring visitors to many other nice villages and crystal beaches.
In this section, you can see the best Tinos Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Tinos by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions
The church of Virgin Mary Megalochari is the protector of all Greece. It hosts a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and it is thought the most important religious monument in Greece. Every August, thousands of pilgrims come for pilgrimage in this church.
Traditional dovecotes are located all over the island of Tinos. They look like tiny fortresses and have geometrical patterns, which attract the doves.
The museum is housed in the same building where the famous Greek sculptor was born in Pyrgos and where he lived his last years. Many of his works are displayed in this museum as well as some of his personal belongings.
Location: 24 km north west of Chora
Description: One of the largest and prettiest villages on Tinos, Pyrgos has great architecture and a long tradition in sculpture. Even today a marble sculpture school works in the village.
Location: On the southern side of the island
Description: Tinos Town, or Chora, is the capital and main port of the island. It is mostly famous for the impressive Church of Virgin Mary, which has made the island an important religious destination for the Greeks.
Location: 12 km north east of Chora
Description: Fatalados is a beautiful village with interesting traditional style. The nature around the village is wild and rocky.
Location: 2 km east of Chora
Description: Agios Fokas is a long beach with sandy and pebbled spots. It is located very close to Chora, which makes it very popular in summer.
Location: 5 km east of Chora
Description: Agios Sostis is a long seaside resort in close distance to Chora. Its beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Location: 13 km north west of Chora
Description: Agios Romanos is a crystal and calm beach on the southern side of the island. Some lovely hotels and summer houses are found there.
Location: 3 km north west of Chora
Description: Kionia is a popular beach resort in close distance to Chora. The sandy beach and the calm atmosphere attract many visitors.
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