Category: villages

tinosfoodpaths

This week the villages of Kaloni and Karkados are dominated by the event “tinosfoodpaths”, an annual event on food.

This year the windmill and all its aspects are central.

The program leads you along narrow mountain roads of these two villages in search of old mills, grain stables and gardens to discover what grain, flour …. means.

Karkados

In the area of Karkados, an ancient copper mine was found and it is likely that the name of the village comes from the word halkos (copper in English).

It is a very small village. It is divided into two villages: “Kato” is near the valley and formed the original core of the village and “Pano”, situated in the east.

The church of Christ is known as “Little Pisa” among locals, as its bell tower is a bit sloping.

Volax Village

Volax is a small village.

Its unique surrounding of big round rocks gives the whole landscape a lunar appearance. It was established in the 14th-century or older. It lies on a little plateau in the centre of Tinos in an average altimeter of 284m above sea level.

Many houses are built above these rocks and near each other according to the rules of the traditional Cycladic architecture.

A part of its alternative places to see are also a small Folklore Museum which is opened to the crowd during the summer period and a 380-seat amphitheatre where many musical and theatrical performances take place.

Koumaros village

Koumaros village is a traditional village located 10 km north of Hora, on the slopes of Exobourgo, offering an exceptional view to the great ravine full of orchards. Koumaros charms with its natural colours, the quaint alleys, the old fountains and the medieval arches.

Smardakito

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.

Komi

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

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

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

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

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

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.