Tinos island

Tinos is the third largest island within the Cyclades, easily accessible by ferry, being only 2 hours away from the port of Rafina, Athens.
With it's 40 architecturally traditional villages and countless wonderful beaches, Tinos welcomes each year visitors from all over the world, offering an original experience of the Aegean culture.

Panaya of Tinos

Tinos is considered to be the capital of Religious Tourism in Greece. Situated upon the hill of Chora, the Church of Evaggelistria welcomes numerous visitors every year. The Church was built on the site where the Icon of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary was miraculously discovered. The discovery of Her Holy Icon coincided with the very first days of the establishment of the Modern Greek State. The Church is actually a monastery complex, consisting of churches, museums, exhibition galleries, and guest rooms.

Triantaros village

This village, just 8 kilometers from town and on the hillside overlooking Ai. Fokas, is one of the most desirable villages on the island.

The view is one of the best anywhere in Greece. There is the magnificent hillside sweeping down the valley to the sea, then the incredibly expansive view of the sea, with several small islands in the distance.

Pigeon houses

Consisting of local architecture masterpieces, the Pigeonniers (Peristeriones) of Tinos have been first constructed during the Venetian domination on the island. Pigeons were, at the time, both an important nutritional source for the habitants of the island and a fertilizer for their agriculture productions. The form of the Pigeonniers reflects the tradition of Tinos architecture and the unique talent of the local craftsmen in decorating the facades of these constructions.


Tinos Culture Foundation hosts the exhibitions of famous painters of Tinos as well it organizes numerous annual art festivals.

Archaeological Museum of Tinos, situated at the Tinos port area, is full of precious local archaeological findings, reminding the long history of the island.

Tinos Marblework Museum displays a large variety of marble objects that testify the great skills of the local marble craftsmen since antiquity.


Tinos beaches are famous for their natural beauty. Agios Sostis, Agios Ioannis, Livada and Kolimbithra are just a sample of Tinos charming coastline. Kionia beach is situated 3 kilometres west of Tinos Town and along the southern coast of the island. A very long stretch of sand and a bit of shingle passes by the archaeological site of Poseidon. Ai-Sostis and Skilandari form a long contiguous stretch of sand beginning.

Further south of Livada and accessed by paved and dirt roads are two beaches, Ai-Petros, and Santa Margarita. The last beach to mention is pretty Pachia Ammos, just below Lychnaftia and not far above Porto Beach. A beach of pristine sand and sand dunes, you can reach the beach from the road.