Karkados

Tinos, villages

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

Tinos, villages

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.

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.

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.

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.