We call Tinos “the Aegean Muse” because it inspires the locals to create and our visitors to preserve unforgettable memories.
Once famous for its religious significance, Tinos has developed a faithful following for its many other miracles – food, culture and tradition, sports and activities but also for its beautiful traditional villages and the amazing nature.
The wonder of Tinos isn’t only the miraculous icon of the Virgin, which gave the island its fame.
A thousand more miracles are just waiting to be discovered on this island that is part of the Cyclades and just a short ferry ride from Athens. Travelers may also choose to fly to the international airport of Mykonos and then take the boat to Tinos which lasts only 20 minutes or so.
With a cultural heritage that goes back to ancient times, Tinos is an island deeply steeped in culture. Among the island’s artistic tradition, marble craftsmanship is of great importance. Quite an important fact is that the Tinian marble craft has been included in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage List. Many local artisans, as well as numerous famous sculptors, have transformed the island into an outdoor sculpture museum.
Once you get to know Tinos, you too will become a believer.
Apart from the art, there are so many places to visit in order to discover the Tinian beauties like the mystery of the lunar landscape of Volax, or the breathtaking scenery dotted with dovecotes and chapels. The valley of Tarampados has the largest collection of dovecotes. These structures are the trademark of Tinos and they were brought by the Venetians along with their way of life and culinary habits. The dovecotes are now considered an excellent example of popular Tinian architecture.
There are amazing beaches to satisfy the needs of our visitors. Some are sandy, others with pebbles; some are secluded, non-organized beaches where it’s just you the sun and the crystalline waters, whereas others, offer all the amenities and hip vibes of a beach bar.
Moreover, if you are a sea sports fan, Tinos will reward you. It’s the best place for surfers and scuba divers but let’s not forget the incredible sailing excursions around the island and the magnificent horse rides on the sandy shores of the island.
For the more adventurous, the breath-taking rock of Exomvourgo is ideal for rock climbing while the lunar landscape of Volax that features spherical boulders is perfect for bouldering.
Take one of our 13 routes of organized hiking trails network that exceeds 150 kilometers to get the real sense of this island and download the relevant mobile app that will assist and inform you about the points of interest during the trail. Find more in www.tinostrails.gr
The beauty and generosity of the Tinian muse can be seen in her bounty of natural produce, celebrated in its local events. Capers and artichokes are so popular they even have their own festivals. Sun-dried tomatoes, magical cheeses, sausages and many more are all part of this culinary experience. We believe that a man’s love for a place is nourished by the local cuisine. A single bite is sometimes all it takes not just to showcase the quality of local products and dishes but also to convey the authenticity and the hospitality of the region and its people. From small coffee houses at the village squares and tucked away tavernas in Chora’s alleys, to scenic, seaside restaurants, the culinary experience that Tinos generously offers constitute along with its scenery and people, the soul of the island. This way of thinking led a group of local citizens in 2015 to initiate “Tinos Food Paths”, which includes a week-long celebration that takes place every May, aiming to promote the island as a gastronomic destination.
Guided by love and respect for both local ingredients and the people who cultivate, produce, cook and trade them, the festival consists of a great number of experiential happenings and journeys throughout the island where participants get to taste local dishes and delicacies and meet the people behind them while also doing some sightseeing.
If you decide to visit our island, please download our newly developed digital Clio Muse tour guide that is available both for android and iphone smartphones and follow the suggested tour. It’s the best way to experience Tinos for start. Learn more in https://cliomusetours.com/tours/tinos-the-aegean-muse/
Find more about Tinos www.tinos.gr
Our representatives at Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop
@ Municipality of Tinos
Tourism Communication Consultant
@ MUNICIPALITY OF TINOS