Tinos - Area guide
Tinos is a small island in the Cyclades, Greece, which lies between Andros and Mykonos, two of Greece's most famous islands. It is a breathtaking natural setting with sparkling seas that should not be missed all year round.
Tinos, nicknamed the "Island of Art and Civilization" because it has the largest concentration of marble sculptures in Europe, offers an important cultural heritage in the form of museums, archaeological sites and religious visits. Kionia and Aghios Sostis are the most popular beaches for swimming, while Kolimbithra beach is ideal for skiing. Steno beach, home to one of the best shipwrecks in the Aegean, is a favourite site for divers.
The landscape changes as you approach the villages of Volax and Examvourgo, whose imposing structures will satisfy climbers and hikers. The small ancient towns such as Pyrgos or Komi are ideal for strolling through the typical Cycladic streets and tasting the products of the small colourful taverns and the Mediterranean cuisine. The island's landmark, near the harbour, is the famous Panagia Evangelistria church, which was built in the fourth century.