Tinos Island Guide

Tinos Island Overview

Tinos is a beautiful Greek island located in the northern Cyclades. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, Tinos is a destination that offers something for everyone.


One of the main attractions of Tinos is its religious significance. The island is home to the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, one of Greece’s most important pilgrimage sites. Visitors can explore this beautiful church, which houses a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary and is considered the protector of sailors.

Entrance to the church of Panagia Evangelistria

Tinos is also known for its stunning landscapes, which offer a mix of rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and beautiful beaches. The most famous of these is Kolymbithra Beach, a long stretch of golden sand popular with locals and tourists. Visitors can also explore the island’s many hidden coves and bays, which offer a more secluded and intimate beach experience.

Sitting atop the rocky outcrop, looking back towards Tinos town.

For those who love history, Tinos offers numerous opportunities to explore the island’s rich past. The island is home to several ancient ruins, including the Sanctuary of Poseidon and the ruins of the ancient city of Tinos. Visitors can explore these ruins and learn about the island’s fascinating history.

Tinos is also known for its vibrant culture, reflected in its many festivals and events. The most famous is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, which takes place on August 15th and attracts thousands of pilgrims worldwide. Visitors can also explore the island’s many museums and galleries, which showcase the island’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.


Finally, Tinos is a destination that offers something for food lovers, with numerous restaurants that offer traditional Greek cuisine and international dishes. The island’s fertile soil is ideal for growing fruits and vegetables, and its seafood is among the freshest in Greece. Visitors can sample the island’s delicious cuisine in one of the many tavernas that line the island’s coast.


In conclusion, Tinos is a destination that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. With its religious significance, stunning landscapes, rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine, it is a destination that offers something for everyone. So, if you’re planning a trip to Greece, include Tinos in your itinerary – it’s an experience you won’t forget.

Tinos Blog Posts

Find out more about Tinos by reading our recent blog posts:

  • Poseidonio Hotel, Tinos

    Poseidonio Hotel, Tinos

    Review Rating: 4/5 Date of Visit: August 2017 Location Poseidonio Hotel has a great central location in Tinos Town (Chora), right on the harbour front opposite the old port and…

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  • Day 3: Andros to Tinos

    Day 3: Andros to Tinos

    This post is part of a series called Cyclades Island Hopping 2017 Feeling revived from a good night’s sleep, we ate a light breakfast before packing our bags and heading…

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