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EXPLORE TINOS ISLAND

Visiting Tinos is discovering an authentic Greek island in the Cyclades protected from mass tourism but with a high standard of tourist infrastructure and a large cultural offer.

Tinos is famous for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, its about 80 windmills, its approximately 1’000 artistic dovecotes, 50 active villages and its Venetian fortifications at the mountain, Exomvourgo. On Tinos, both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic populations co-exist, and the island is also well known for its sculptors and painters.

One of the island’s character is its well-preserved rural landscape, which bears the most distinctive qualities of its surviving tangible heritage. The main characteristic here are the in numerous “steps”, small land strips defined and supported by traditional stone walls which are encountered throughout the island, as a result of the deliberate effort

of the local residents to facilitate their farming activities in a steep and rocky environment. These stepped formations of the Tinian landscape are surrounded by abandoned archetypal.

How to get there

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By Ferry/Fast Boats: From the Port of Piraeus or Rafina it takes 2 -5 hours to get to Tinos. Piraeus port is located closer to Athens city center, while Rafina port is closer to Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos".

Tinos is also connected to other Cycladic Islands. For all Ferry & Fast Boat connections please check: www.openseas.gr.​

By Air: There isn't an airport on the island of Tinos but there is an airport on nearby Mykonos island. Mykonos International Airport it is a 4km trip to Mykonos Town, then a 30-minute ferry from Mykonos Port to Tinos. 

Climate

Tinos has warm and dry summers and mild and wet winters. In the island you come across the meltemi winds, the strong, dry north winds of the Aegean Sea, which blow from about mid-May to mid-September. They are at their strongest in the afternoon and often die down at night, but sometimes meltemi winds last for days without a break.

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Activities

A wide range of services and activities are available all year long and provide authentic experiences of Tinos culture and nature.

Especially attractive is the Island for thouse who love nature, authentic villages and good food. 

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Culture

Tinos offers genuine Greek culture. The third largest Cyclades island with 8000 inhabitants impresses with countless lovingly decorated pigeon houses, pretty villages in the mountains, the lively Chora (Tino's town), lonely beaches and numerous churches and chapels. 

Numerous cultural events take place in the summer months, such as concerts, exhibitions and village festivals. 

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GASTRONOMY

The gastronomy on Tinos has been praised again and again for several years. Be it in trade journals, by travel journalists or visitors. It's the unbelievable range and quality that impress here. From traditional taverns to fine dining to gourmet restaurants; one can find everything and something more: it is its own new creation, interpretation and refinement of the Greek cuisine that can be found on the island. 

EXCURSIONS

Tinos is big enough that numerous excursions are offered on the island itself. You can visit the marble quarries or take part in a wine tasting with producers. Those who want to immerse themselves in antiquity can go to the opposite island of Delos when the weather is good, and Mykonos is also right next door for those who love shopping. 

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BEACHES

5 min by car and 20 min on foot you will find the closest Beach from KYNARA village which is a well-organised beach with a nice restaurant – all run by Bianco Beach House. Whether you like an organized beach or a smaller, wild or hidden coves – you will find a place that suits you. Many of the beaches in Tinos are easily accessible by car, and most of the roads to the beaches are paved. Please find more info here: Beaches | Tinos About (tinos-about.gr)

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