The hidden villages of Tinos island
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The hidden villages of Tinos island

Cyclades ● Santorini ● Tinos ● 21 October 2016
 

The hidden villages of Tinos island

The first time I’ ve heard about Tinos and people –mostly couples and families- that choose to spend their summer vacations there, I thought they were crazy. In my mind Tinos was the religious island of Virgin Mary and of the believers that want to visit the holy church and the crowdy town. But I was wrong. Tinos is a beautiful island, with some spectacular beaches, but its great trademark, the reason that everybody should visit it, are its villages. Numerous small villages, with picturesque white houses and traditional restaurants that offer great food. You can combine your visit in Mykonos with a couple of days in Tinos, in an amazing Island Hopping in Greece. Here is a guide of the best of them:

1. Pyrgos

Pyrgos is the largest and maybe the prettiest village at the north part of the island. It has a long tradition in sculpture. Don’t forget to visit the museum of sculpture, which is near to the marble sculpture school that even today has a lot of students of all over Greece. All restaurants and cafes are located at the square unter the big plane tree.

2. Ysternia

Ysternia is a small mountainous village near Pyrgos with a breathtaking view that will remind you of Caldera in Santorini. There are in the village two café - bars that offer great breakfast and hip cocktails in a romantic scenery that noone can forget.

3. Kardiani

Near Ysternia there is another mountainous village with a beautiful church and green spots. Probably this area is the only place on the island that you can find flowers and trees, as Tinos is a barren island like all Cyclades. The orange pie in the traditional café of the village is a must.

4. Volax

Volax is a lovely island at the south part of the island with an impressive rocky landscape of natural monoliths. Don’t forget to visit the workshops of the basket- weavers that are a trademark of Volax.

5. Dyo Choria

Dyo Choria is among the most beautiful villages of Tinos with a strong medieval charakter and amphitheatric architecture. The old white stone houses with their colorful windows will impress you. At the square of the village you will find also cave fountains.

Where to Stay

Appartment in Tinos, Greece Ninemia Suites
Ninemia Suites
6, Ag. Fotodoti Str., Kionia, 84200 Tinos, Greece

Ninemia Suites are located in the village of Kionia, only a 3-minute walk from the beach. Tinos Town and Tinos Port are a 6-minute drive away.

Hotel in Tinos, Greece Hotel Lito
Hotel Lito
Eleutheriou Venizelou Square, Chora, 84200 Tinos, Greece

Tinos Port is at a distance of 300 metres, while Kionia Village is 3 km away. The scenic Ysternia Village is 20 km away.


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