sunrise this morning behind my house!
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.
This morning at 5.30h, full orange moon over the agean sea!
Sunset over Tinos City
Komi is a small village and a community on the island of Tinos.
The community consists of the settlements Kolympithra, Krokos, Komi, Perastra and Skalados.
It has a Catholic church, and offers Cycladic type architecture. Every year, on August 29, a big party is held there, with visitors from various parts of Greece and even foreigners.
Sklavochorio is a small mountain village in the east of Krokos.
The view from the village of the north side of Tinos and of Agapi village is unique.
Sklavochorio was the hometown of the great Greek painter Nikolaos Gyzis. The house, where he lived, is open to visitors and it is a landmark of the village.
Potamia ,full of green, is an isolated village, situated on the slope of Tsiknias between ravines with running waters, that once powered the water mills of the area.
The church of Panaghia tou Karmilou, “Karmelitana”, dominates in the center of the village. Further down you will find the beaches Santa Margarita and Lychnaftia.
Tripotamos is the nearest village to Chora.
It takes its name from its position since it is built among three rivers.
It is one of the oldest villages of the island.
Walking through the village you will find the parish church of the Virgin Mary. On November the 21st, date of celebration, a festival takes place during which all the village houses are “open”to visitors.
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 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.
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).
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.
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 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.
The monastery of Kyra Xeni, now abandoned of nuns, is built on a location with a magnificent view of Panormos.
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 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).
lies on the foothills of Tsiknias.
The churches of Aghios Nikolaos and Aghios Antonios are remarkable monuments, while some beautiful chapels like Faneromeni, Aghios Dimitrios, Kioura ton Angelon are scattered outside the village.
Unpaved roads lead to the beautiful beaches of Santa Margharita, Faneromeni, Aghios Dimitrios.
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.
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.
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.
Agios Sostis beach is located 6 km southeast of Tinos Town. It is one of the most popular beaches on Tinos with amazing crystalline water, soft sand and beautiful surrounding with tree offering plenty of shade.
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.
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.