Tinos Attractions

Tinos Attractions

Tinos is full of attractions and is called a “handmade island” or “island of artists“. It is the birthplace of great artists who with their works traveled the name of Tinos and Greece to the ends of the world. Wherever you go, wherever you look, works of art around you, from the innumerable kilometers of dry stone, the buildings of exceptional beauty for pigeons (pigeon houses), the cells, the farmhouses, the mills, and the rare traditional settlements. Lintels, fountains, and coats of arms adorn the Tinian houses, an island of intense architectural interest.

We highly recommend a visit to the traditional settlements where you will admire many of their works of art.

Tinos Attractions

Tinos Attractions – Museums and sights

Museum of Traditional Pottery of Tinos

The Museum of Traditional Pottery of Tinos is located in the Aetofolia village. It features exhibits donated by the residents of the village and the surrounding areas, with the aim of contributing to the recording of the Tinian pottery. The museum collection mainly includes jars and various household utensils.

The Exomvourgo rock

This imposing, 640-meter-high rock is visible from almost every part of the island. If you wish to reach the top, you will have the chance to admire a wonderful 360° view of Tinos, the Aegean Sea, and the neighboring islands. This rock is one of the most famous climbing fields in Greece. Following the path leading to the top, you will come across the remains of the old castle.

Tinos Attractions – Churches and chapels

Church of Panagia of Tinos

The island is inextricably linked with the Church of Panagia of Tinos, Megalochari, where the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary is kept. It is one of the most significant places of worship for Orthodox people in the world and thousands of believers visit it all year round. Within this building, remarkable museums are housed, including the Gallery, in which important works of Greek and foreign painters are exhibited, and the Tinian Artists Museum, which brings together original and copied works of Tinian Artists, both from the world of sculpture and that of painting.

Cultural Foundation of Tinos

The Cultural Foundation of Tinos is located in the Chora of Tinos and features exhibition areas, conference rooms, and multipurpose halls. It is considered a reference point for the cultural activity of the island, seeing that it promotes the history, art, and tradition of the island of Tinos through permanent and temporary exhibitions, conferences, seminars, and cultural events. One of the halls houses the first permanent exhibition of art pieces created by Yiannoulis Chalepas.

The Tinian dovecotes

Traditional dovecotes can be found all over the island of Tinos and they constitute monuments of unique folk creation. These are mainly small buildings made of stone and decorated with intricate geometric patterns. It is estimated that there are approximately 800-1300 dovecotes, which were used for pigeon breeding.

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How to get to Tinos

Are you planning your next trip and wondering how to get to Tinos? Organize your trip starting from the absolute basics. During the summer months, Tinos attracts a great number of visitors, so you should make sure you book your ferry tickets, accommodation, and transportation in time. The following information will help you choose the most suitable way for you and help you start your vacation under the best possible conditions.

There is no airport on the island of Tinos and the closest one is located in Mykonos.
Mykonos International Airport connects the island with Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia”. Mykonos is a favorite destination among people from all over the world, so the airport receives flights from across Europe. From Mykonos, you can reach Tinos by ferry and the trip lasts 30 minutes.

how to get to tinos

How to get to Tinos

Access to the island is rather easy, as there are daily itineraries from the port of Piraeus to Tinos. The journey lasts about 5 hours, but you also have the option of taking a speedboat, which arrives at the port of Tinos in about 3 hours. You can also take a ferry or speedboat from the port of Rafina, as there are daily itineraries to the island.

You cannot go to Tinos by airplane, as the island does not have an airport. Nevertheless, you have the option of traveling to the neighboring islands of Mykonos or Syros by airplane. From there, there are daily ferry trips, which are only half an hour away.

For itineraries to Tinos & ticket reservations you can visit the companies’ official websites (BlueStarFerries, FastFerries, GoldenStarFerries) or contact the local travel agencies on the island.

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