Tinos

Island in South Aegean
Also called:
  • Ophiussa BC
  • Hydroessa BC
  • Tino IT
  • Tenos ES
  • İstendil TR
Why visit Tinos?
  • 150 km of paths link scenic villages, orthodox & catholic chapels & famous beaches.
  • Museums, chapels, & dovecotes reveal architectural, folk art & sculptural tradition.
  • Its 40 traditional villages are the island gems with natural & architectural beauty.

Attractions, sights & Things to Do on Tinos

Local Food & Flavours of Tinos

The great quality of the local products including meat, dairy, and fish transforms the island to an important gastronomic destination.

The inner yard of the Archaeological Museum of Tinos with sculptures around the walls.
photo: Zde / CC BY-SA 3.0

Archaeological Museum of Tinos

Founded in the '60s hosts excavation findings that depict the historical evolution on the island from the 7th century BC until the Roman Era.

Our Lady of Tinos

« Panagia Evangelistria »

Major church that hosts the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary and is located in the town of Tinos.

Tinos Easter (Rituals & Customs)

The island dominated by the miraculous Virgin Mary icon celebrates Easter in numerous churches and villages with distinctive customs.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent in Exomvourgo Tinos

Monastery in the middle of the island, one of the largest pilgrimages of the Greek Catholic Church.

Dovecotes of Tinos

« Peristeriones »

Beautifully decorated castle-like structures built to breed, raise and shelter doves and pigeons.

The Unique Landscape of Volax Tinos

Distinctive landscape with big round granite masses at the area of a small white Catholic village.

Panormos (Pyrgos), Tinos

A fishing village located at the northwestern edge of the island that was called Pyrgos until 1915 when it was renamed to Panormos.

Mykonos

Cosmopolitan destination & the absolute magnet of the international jet-set while since the '60s its name became synonymous to unlimited luxury.

Syros

Impressive island & administrative capital of the Cyclades. It emits a nobility sense & became an industrial, commercial, and shipping center.

Questions & Answers About Tinos

What is Tinos, Greece?

The Greek island of Tinos is the fourth largest island of the Cyclades complex, while it is one of the most significant worshiping centers of the Virgin Mary in Greece. Often called the "island of Aeolus", Tinos combines the mountain and sea, with Tsiknias peak at 685meters (1100 feet) on the one hand, and countless beaches on the other. The mild Mediterranean climate of the island, with mild winters and cool summer winds, makes Tinos an ideal destination for many tourists. It also attracts the fans of alternative tourism, who would enjoy spending a day going fishing, diving, and climbing. Tinos with numerous churches and their respective festivals (panigyri) involves hundreds of guests to traditional celebrations with plenty of wine and distinctive local dishes. Someone can reach the island can be by boat from the port of Piraeus.

Did many different rulers left their mark on Tinos Island?

Since the Frankish conquest in 1207 - which has left an obvious influence until today - until the Turkish conquest in 1715 and the subsequent liberation and independence, Tinos has always presented a tremendous folk cultural legacy. This is presented to the island's several sites forming an incredible mosaic of tradition history and culture.