Enchanting yet still unknown to the majority of tourists, this Cycladic island mostly attracts Greek pilgrims travelling there twice a year, on March 25 and August 15, to visit the church of Panagia Megalochari (the Blessed Virgin Mary).
Tinos is the most important Orthodox centre of worship in Greece but, is also the homeland of renowned great artists of marble carving such as Gyzis, Lytras, Chalepas, Filippotis and Sochos, who have been the last famous names to have held the baton of the island’s marble-carving tradition.
Tinos is a very interesting place to visit. One can enjoy its unspoiled architecture, its picturesque villages, its beautiful beaches and its traditional culture and way of living that has been going on through the years. Tinos is the ideal place for nature lovers, architecture, art and tradition, and the perfect answer to the relative expectations.
- An unspoiled destination with traditional culture
- Make sure to enjoy the festivals and the gastronomic feasts on August 15th in honor of Virgin Mary
- Visit Pachia Ammos, a wonderful beach in the South or Kolimbithra, a natural seawater basin with two sand-covered beaches
The scenic villages of Tinos: Pyrgos, Agapi, Arnados
By Fast Ferry from Athens it takes 2 ½ hours.
Best connected with
Ferry to Cyclades: Mykonos (40’), Andros, Syros
May to September