Smardakito

Tinos, villages

Smardakito is built on the slope of mountain Raches, which offers breathtaking views of the villages Krokos and Loutra.

The traditional Tinian architecture is clearly visible in every corner of the village: the houses, the courtyards, the cobblestone streets, the arches.

The paved square is one of the most scenic on the island. In the square you’ll meet the church of St. Anthony with its impressive bell tower and the very old fountain with running crystal water and its traditional laundry.

Kardiani

Tinos, villages

Kardiani is situated about 16 kilometers away from Chora.

Full of green, with crystal clear waters, tall plane trees, beautiful two storey houses with flower gardens, whitewashed cobbled roads, arches and alleys, it will definitely cause your admiration.

There are three big churches: Aghia Triada (Holy Trinity) on one edge of the village, Kimisi (Dormition) in the center, and Kioura at the other end, where cool water springs from its foundations.

Mountados

Tinos, villages

Mountados is a traditional village, built on the slope of Kechrovouni. Located 8 km away from Chora.

The village once had one of the few old schools of the island and one of the most famous mills. A point landmark of the village is the stream with a stone bridge. You will find a lot of old churches and of course the cathedral of St. John with its great marble temple.

Tinos town (chora)

Tinos, villages

The first impression, when arriving at Tinos, is maybe not what you did expect, but be sure Tinos town holds well-kept secrets.

While wandering in the alleys the visitor will discover arches, old mansions and churches, villas with large gardens,  cobblestone paths and houses with blazons, all showing the urban development of the town in the period between the 18th and 19th century and proving a past economic and social prosperity.

Worth to visit are the several museums, the Cultural fondation of Tinos, and ofcourse the  Megalochari (Church of Virgin Mary).

Livada

Varia

This is a very beautiful, picturesque and quiet beach with fine gravel and a view to the north.

A few meters before the beach you will find a beautiful pond with ducks, and, a little before that, a small tavern serving good traditional dishes.

The shapes of the rocks on the left of the beach make it unique and observing them has inspired artists and geologists.

Tarambados

Pigeon Houses, Tinos, villages

This pretty village, practically in the center of the island and accessed by the main road to Pyrgos, is ideally situated overlooking the terraced countryside surrounding the famous dovecotes of Tarambados.

This series of dovecotes includes some of the oldest and most ornate on the island. They are truly a local treasure.

A walk through the pretty village, dating to around 1700, is highly recommended.

Isternia

Covered Alleys, Tinos, villages

Isternia is a picturesque village located 20 km from the main town of Tinos and close to Kardiani village.

The entire village is an example of fine marble sculpture. It is worth mentioning that Ysternia is the birth place of many famous Greek sculptors like Vitalis, Latena and Sochou.

A beautiful old marble-paved road connects Isternia with the wonderful sandy beach called the Isternia Bay. The village offers a magnificent view of the neighbouring Syros and a wonderful panoramic view of the Aegean.

Volax

Tinos, villages

Volax village is located in a strange and unique site full of huge granite boulder formations, reminders of a volcanic eruption that took place some thousands of years ago. Those natural monoliths have different shapes and give to the landscape a unique natural charm.

The old churches you will find around the village are really worth visiting. There is also a Folklore Museum that displays an interesting collection of exhibits from the19th century.

Myrsini

Covered Alleys, Tinos, villages

Myrsini is the picturesque village you’ll meet after Steni while heading to Livada. The village seems to have been founded during the Byzantine era.

A place of unique architectural interest is the three-aisled church of the Annunciation. Take note of the pigeon houses at the village entrance.

It is situated at the foot of Tsiknias (729m), the highest mountain of Tinos.

Located 12 km away from Chora (Tinos).

Falatados

Tinos, villages

is a productive village with many livestock breeders located at the northern side of Hora, 12 km from Tinos Town. It is a very old village that dates back to 1400s, built amphitheatrically opposite the village of Kechrovouni.

The Folklore Museum is really worth seeing. During September various festivals are organized in Falatados to celebrate the raki-making season. The most beautiful spots of the village count on the magnificent Cycladic Megalohari (Great Joy) Square and the beautiful marble church of Agios Ioannis that stands at the top of the hill. At the northern side of the village lie numerous impressive volcanic rocks.

Pyrgos

Tinos, villages

is the largest village of Tinos. It is located in the northeast of the island, 23 kilometers from Tinos town. The actual name of the village is Panormos, this name was given to the village in the year 1915. Before the village was called Pyrgos and that is the name that the residents still use.

The architecture of the houses is characterized by the excessive use of marble, logically given the fact that it is everywhere in the ground, both in white and in green variation. In Pyrgos are beautiful churches (Agios Nikolaos and Agios Dimitrios), beautiful fountains, beautiful traditional houses with marble door and window gables, the village looks like an open-air museum.

Worth to visit is the marble museum who is located just out of the village.

Exombourgo

nature, Tinos

Exomvourgo or Exobourgo  is a mountain on the island of Tinos. It has a rugged appearance, unlike the other mountains in the Cyclades and is the site of a ruine Venetian fortress and town.

Exomvourgo is not the highest mountain on the island—that is Tsiknias—but is in a central location ringed by a large number of small villages such as Tripotamos and Falatados and can be climbed from several of these. The walk up from Iera Kardia Iisou takes around 20 minutes.

Arnados

Covered Alleys, Tinos, villages

is a picturesque village situated on the mountainside of Kechrovouni near the monastery of Aghia Pelaghia, located 7 km away from Chora.

It is known for its famous arches of the medieval era and the narrow paved roads underneath.  The houses have yards full of flowers and the residents are benevolent and hospitable farmers.

There is an ecclesiastical museum with old photos and books.

Ktikados

Tinos, villages

This traditional village has a spectacular sea view, arches, cobblestone pathways, whitewashed streets and large houses decorated with marble lintels.

The village has two churches: Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) with a remarkable steeple and Megalomata with a unique marble entrance. The old fountain and the stone laundry complete the charm and beauty of the village. Ktikados is Captain Svetsos’ birthplace.