Car rental office in Tinos island to be avoided!
During our stay in Tinos we made a huge mistake by renting a car at Koulis's car rental office. At first we were expecting to get a huyndai i10 and although he gave us a smaller car, he wanted to charge at the same price. When we asked for a price list he got mad and started yelling and swearing. He tried to scare us because we were three girls. I can tell you this guy has a serious attitude problem and should definitely be avoided! If you need a car in Tinos in order to move around and see all the beautiful villages and beaches try any other car rental office but his, this guy definitely needs a shrink!
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how to move around
There’s no need for a car inside the town, you can easily walk everywhere around. For the church just walk up one of the two parallel streets from the port. Just behind the port among the small alleys are numerous cafes and restaurants.
There’s also a happy train, ideal for those who don’t want to walk at all as it goes along the port but I guess only the children will get happy with it (4e per ride)
For Konia, Agios Fokas or any other beach you can catch a bus from the port. There are also buses for almost every village on the island but you have to check timetables as they are not very frequent. The bus station opposite the port has a detailed leaflet with all the routes. Take one upon your arrival to plan an itinerary later.
The best way to get away from the town is renting a car of course, there are numerous places along the port side, just make a small research and you’ll be fine. Parking is almost impossible near the port.
how to go there
Tinos town is located at south part of Tinos island and houses the port of the island.
There are regular and fast ferries with Pireaus or Rafina if you’re coming from Athens.
Also you can visit Tinos from Mykonos and Syros islands that are near by or any other island on the route (Andros is also a good one)
Tinos has 2 ports, the Old Port that faces Megalocharis avenue serves smaller in size boats while the new one (500 meters to the west) serves the bigger ones (the car ferries)
From other villages of Tinos there’s daily connection by local buses but you have to check timetables as they are not very frequent. The bus station opposite the port has a detailed leaflet with all the routes
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