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"A veranda overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea...
An island of unparalleled natural beauty and a rich cultural background ...”


Tinos / Cyclades: overview (click to enlarge)


Tinos Villages

Volakas (Volax)


Villages of Tinos – Traditional Settlements
The very distinctive beauty and uniqueness of Tinos is especially evident in her villages. In total, there are today sixty-five traditional settlements of which forty-five are inhabited. Most are mountain hamlets straight out of another age, many nestling in dense greenery which so contrasts with the barren image of many other Cyclades islands: with their stone-built houses, narrow winding lanes and fascinating local architecture, each and every one of them has its own special loveliness and charm. All of them without exception are well worth a visit since the overall impression that they offer and that remains in one’s memory is perhaps the most characteristic one of Tinos. One could cite Pyrgos as an outstanding example: this beautiful village is in fact an open-air museum of folk art and traditional architecture, while it also boasts the home and museum of the famous sculptor Giannoulis Chalepas, the Museum of Marble Crafts and numerous marble-built/adorned houses. Kardiani, is an oasis of verdure with its tall and lush plane trees, its gushing waters and springs. Other charming villages are Arnados, Ktikados, Isternia—most looking out over the azure expanse of the Aegean Sea dotted with both large and small Cycladic islands. In the center of the island are the larger central villages of Falatados and Steni and in the north the second most picturesque port of Tinos, Panormos.

The many beaches of Tinos, in their majority sandy, some organized and others remote, are most certainly on a par with the other cosmopolitan beaches of the Cycladic islands.

Travel Information
Tinos is accessible via high speed boats and ferry, with daily departures from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus. It takes about 2 hours by catamaran and 4 hours by ferryboat from Rafina to Tinos, and 3 to 5 hours from Piraeus to Tinos, depending on the choice of boat. In summer (from April to November) connections are more frequent than in winter. Tinos does not have an airport; however, it takes about 35 minutes to fly from Athens International Airport to Mykonos or Syros (the capital of the Cycladic Islands), and then another 20 to 60 minutes by catamaran or conventional ferry to get to Tinos (see details/timetables at

Tinos/Clyclades: Travel information (click to enlarge)


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