Tinos Travel Guide

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Tinos Things to Do

  • Fantastic beaches

    Two of the most beautiful beaches in Tinos are Livada and Agios Petros. Both of them can only be reached by car, a 4x4 is preferred, however it's really worth all the effort to get there. In Livada you will find a lake with ducks surrounded by trees and big rocks and from the other side is the beach. The landscape is really amazing! We even saw...

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  • small picturesque alleys

    Most visitors of Tinos island don’t like Tinos town because of the ugly architecture near the port. Unfortunately the authorities didn’t push to keep a local style like they did in Mykonos and the area lost its charming comparing to other cycladitic islands.But if you walk just 100 meters over the port you will get lost in some beautiful small...

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  • Pasakrotiri

    If you stand at the port and watch the eastern end you will notice a big rock creating a cape (akrotiri in greek). It is called Pasakrotiri and offers great view over the town and the port but we never managed to walk there, you know we were drinking coffee every evening saying to each other “ok tomorrow we will go” but we never did :)On the cape...

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  • Agios Nikolaos church

    Agios Nikolaos church is a catholic church that used to be an orthodox church until 1715! That year there was an agreement between orthodox and catholic people to exchange this church with Taksiarchon church that used to be catholic at that time. The church has great history as the first town that we now call Tinos was called Chora of Agios...

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  • Agios Eleytherios church

    When I went to visit the Archeological Museum and saw that it wasn’t open yet I spent some time at the near by church of Agios Eleytherios. According to the sign upon the main gate (pic 2) it was renovated in 1800 but I didn’t find information when it was built.It’s not an important church I guess but it was early in the morning and there was a...

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  • Agios Antonios of Padova

    Another church that we didn’t have the chance to check the interior was Agios Antonios of Padova.It was built in 1743 was part of the old monastery of Franciscans. It houses an icon of Antony of Padua that dates from 1736.The church is dedicated to St.Antony of Padua of course, the Portuguese priest of the Franciscan Order famous all over the world...

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  • Taksiarhon church

    Taksiarhon church is another important church in Tinos. This was the church that housed for temporarily the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary until the new church of Evangelistria was built.Unfortunately we never managed to get inside no matter the fact that we passed by so many times. The church is located in the area where many cafes, bars and...

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  • Agios Fokas beach

    Agios Fokas beach was easily accessible from our hotel so it was the first we tried. It is located about 1,5km east of the port.It’s a long beach that has some trees in some parts, something very useful with the sun burning upon us :) Other parts are more organized with parasols, lifeguard and a small snack bar. The beach is much more peaceful than...

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  • Tinos Archeological museum

    Tinos Archeological museum is a small but interesting museum that was built in 1960.It houses items from th island but mainly from the Temple of Dimitra (7th century BC) that was at Exomburgo and from the Temple of Poseidon at Kionia (3rd century BC). Next to the entrance you can see (pic 2) a marble sundial clock (1st century BC) that was made by...

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  • other buildings at Evagelistria complex

    After visiting the two main churches of Evagelistria complex I decided to check the buildings around. First of all there are some side chapels (one dedicated to St. Pelagia and one to Saint Ieronimus) but I guess you would prefer something different now don’t you?The inner yard is covered with marble, not so impressive as the mosaic at the...

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  • Cultural Foundation of Tinos

    On the east side of you will see a beautiful neoclassical building (pic 1) that dates from the early 20th century used to house a hotel and a hospital in the past. It was renovated by Panellinio Iero Idrima Evagelistrias with main aim to promote the history and culture of the island. Although it has many conference halls and a large library I...

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  • alsos Ierou Idrymatos

    At the end of Megalochari avenue is a small park/square called Alsos Ierou Idrymatos (Grove of Holy Foundation).It houses the busts of six famous artists from Tinos island (pic 1):1.Lazaros Sohos (sculptor 1862-1911 from Isternia)2.Nikiforos Lytras (painter 1832-1904 from Pirgos)3.Giannoulis Halepas (sculptor 1854-1838 from Pirgos)4.Nikolaos Gyzis...

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  • Megalochari Avenue

    This is the main road that connects the port with Evagelistria church. It is named after the alternative name of the church which is Megalochari and means (She of Great Grace), a name that the Greeks refer to the miraculous icon that is housed inside the Evagelistria church and the main reason people come to Tinos island, for pilgrimage to this...

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  • Zoodochos Pigi church

    People come to Tinos to pray and ask help from Virgin Mary on several issues that have to do with serious health problems but also those who wait for a child. Many promise to Virgin Mary that if the child will come they will visit Tinos to baptize it here. So, it’s no surprise every Sunday there are a lot more people visiting Tinos. The baptism...

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  • Panagia Evagelistria church

    Although there are many churches in Tinos this is by far the most famous. People from all over Greece travel to Tinos for pilgrimage at the miraculous 800 years old icon of Virgin Mary that was founded in Tinos (January 30, 1823) after a vision of a local nun (Sister Pelagia) had in summer of 1822. The church was started to built in 1823 on the...

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Tinos Hotels

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  • Vincenzo Family Hotel

    15 March 25th Av., 84200, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Poseidonio Hotel

    Paralia Tinou, 84200, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Anthia Hotel

    Icones Kikladon, Aghios Fokas Beach, Greece

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Tinos Restaurants

  • Edesma

    Located at one of the small alleys this is a nice place if you just want a souvlaki but also a place where you can just sit outside and drink a cold pint of beer, we weren’t hungry so we just decided to drink a beer but sooner or later we were jealous of others and ordered a greek salad, souvlaki and some tasty pita bread in different flavors, they...

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  • O Rokos

    The restaurant was quiet and had friendly service. Occaisonally there are performances in the outdoor classical theater behind the restaurant. O Rokos grows their own vegtables and the tomatoes are the best that I have tasted in my entire life.

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Tinos Transportation

  • Car rental office in Tinos island to be...

    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...

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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...

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  • how to go there

    Tinos town is located at south part of Tinos island and houses the port of the island.By boatThere 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...

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Tinos Shopping

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  • Mesklies

    There are many pastry stores in Tinos town but this is the most popular. It has tables and chairs outside where you can stay for coffee or try their delicious sweets, although go first inside and check the variety.Some delicious sweets you can try there are whole pan sweets like ravani, baklava, kataifi, galaktoboureko, walnut pie (for 3,50e),...

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  • Evagelistrias street

    As a major pilgrimage island for Greeks its no surprise that the two main streets that lead to Evagelistria church are lined with numerous stores that sell everything that could be related with the church. Especially at Evagelistrias streets you will be surprised how many they are.Small or big icons, bottles for the holy water from Zoodochou Pigi...

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  • Halaris

    Although we bought most sweets at Mesklies we also tried this place, not much variety but the quality was good.We tried some whole pan sweets and we also tried ice cream one day which was also good.

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Tinos Sports & Outdoors

  • by joakimtraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

    My wife and I are both Advanced Padi Open Water divers, but haven't done much diving since we started our family six years ago. As we planned our two week vacation on Tinos, diving was fairly high on our list of things to do. I searched the net and after some work I found Diving in Blue, in Tinos Town. I e-mailed the diveshop and after a swift reply and some e-mail correspondance we had a good contact there. Finding the diveshop is probably the hardest part as they are placed on the far side of the harbour in Tinos town.
    We had two dives; one refresher and one "real". The equipment was all new, the service top notch and the divemaster was calm and trustworthy. I have dived in Greece before (Corfu) and I found Tinos to be better. Visibility +25 m, plenty of colour and fish.

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Tinos Favorites

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    by lenoreva Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Rent a jeep on Tinos (the third largest island of the Cyclades) and just drive around to check out the sights.

    In Volax, we ate at O Rokos (see below) and visited an interesting museum that featured items from typical Greek island life (ask for directions at O Rokos - there are no official opening times, but the owner is usually hanging around and will open it up for you. No entry fee - but donations accepted).

    Kolymbithra (on the north-central coast) has a great sandy beach in a quiet bay - excellent for swimming. The east side is usually crowded, but the west side is pretty vacant.

    Panormos (on the north-western coast) is a nice fishing village which also has an excellent restaurant 'Apaghio'. Here they will fry up the fresh fish of your choice - yum!

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