Tinos is a beautiful island of the Cyclades located between Syros, Andros, and Mykonos. Located on the northern side of the Cyclades, Tinos island is ideal for relaxing family holidays. The beaches are calm and sandy, and most have many amenities such as accommodations, rentals, and restaurants.

Tinos Island in Cyclades

Places to see

  • Archaeological Museum. There are findings from excavations all over the island, primarily from the ancient temples of Demeter and Poseidon.
  • The Art Gallery. The gallery is in a large room in the complex of the church of the Virgin Mary. Over 100 paintings and replicas of work made by famous Greek and international artists. The exhibits in the gallery include paintings from the Italian and the Ionian Renaissance.
  • The Church of Panagia Megalochari. The church is located on a hill above Chora. Many pilgrims walk on their knees, from the port to the church, to keep the solemn promise to the Virgin Mary.
  • Dovecotes, In addition, the island of Tinos is famous for its many dovecotes. Indeed these are fortress-like stone structures with two levels. The oldest ones are believed to be from the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • The Museum of Giannoulis Chalepas. The Giannoulis Chalepas (1851-1938) is probably the most famous personality in Tinos. He was a notable marble sculpture artist known for his remarkable works and exciting life.

Things to do

  • Go to the beach. There is a beach for every taste on Tinos, including family, secluded, and lively beaches. And just a few include Agios Ioannis Porto Beach, Sostis Beach, Markos Beach, Romanos Beach, Kolymbithra Bay Beach, Kionia Beach, Panormos Beach, and Fokas Beach.
  • Swim. Since the water is so blue and warm, you will undoubtedly want to go for a swim.
  • Hike. The countryside of Tinos is ideal for hiking since footpaths lead to mountainous villages, old windmills and dovecotes, abandoned monasteries, and secluded beaches.
  • Windsurf. Moreover, the winds around the island make conditions ideal for windsurfing.
  • Attend a jazz festival. The Tinos Jazz Festival was organized by and held at the Cultural Foundation of Tinos in 2009 as the “Tinos Jazz Festival.” The combined efforts of the staff, musicians, volunteers, and inputs from director George Kontrafouris and his associates were especially significant. Moreover, the festival was established as a major event in the Aegean.

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