Tinos is one of the biggest Greek islands of the Cyclades. Tinos is full of lovely, picturesque mountains and fishing villages. Its villages built on the slopes of the many mountains are usually surrounded by vegetation and are full of traditional stone houses, decorated by local craftsmen. Among the most interesting villages are the large settlements of Falatado, Steni and Pirgos. Tinos is best known however, for being the holy island of Our Lady, which in August is swamped by pilgrims who have come to pray in her church.
Visitors to Tinos are amazed by the beauty and calm of its beaches. Long beaches with golden sand, pebble and rocky beaches and little coves are offer crystalline waters and deserted landscapes. A few of these beaches have sun beds, umbrellas; water sports facilities, accommodation, restaurants and snack bars.
Things to See & Do
* Church of Our Lady
* Gallery of Tiniot Artists and Modern Greek Painters
* Ruins of the medieval castle at Xombourgo
* Our Lady of the Angels at Kehrovouni Monastery
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 195 km²
Population – 8,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30
Port Location – The port of Tinos is located within walking distance of the town centre.
Travel Links - The nearest island with an airport is Mykonos which is only 1 hour sail trip away from the port of Tinos by ferry.
Six daily ferries link Tinos to Mykonos (30 minutes) and two daily to Rafina (3 hours and 45 minutes) and Andros (1, 5 hours). One daily ferry goes to Piraeus (5 hours) and Syros (45 minutes).