Tinos is a remarkably beautiful Cycladean island with a unique religious heritage and history. The island is the largest pilgrimage centre in Greece. The magnificent Church of Panagia Evangelistria (Our Lady of Tinos) stands proud on the hill above Chora, attracting many pilgrims all year round. Throughout the island there are many Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries.
The island has an abundance of beautiful villages, verdant mountainous countryside scattered with many tiny chapels and impressive dovecotes. The island also has a plethora of sandy beaches which many argue are equal to the best in the Cyclades.
Heritage and Culture
It has a long tradition of art, sculpture and architecture. It is famous for its green tinged marble, which has been exported for use in many buildings throughout the world, including Buckingham Palace and the Louvre. Marble craftsmanship can be seen throughout the island in churches and town buildings. Particularly in the village of Pyrgos.
The windy island is why in mythology the ancient Greeks believed the God of the Winds Aeolus lived here (the wind is especially welcoming in the summer!)
On the whole a quiet, gentle island with the most friendly of people, for a truly “get away from it all”, relaxing break it really does stand out.
A holiday to Tinos offers a great break for families with younger children, solo visitors and couples.
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