Villages like gems Pyrgos, Kardiani, Ysternia, Ktikado, Triantaros-Berdemiaros, Falatados, Loutra, Tripotamos. The villages of Tinos are like ornaments decorating the island’s slopes and valleys. Walk among them, one by one: there is marble everywhere, in the squares, the skylights, in the fountains where you’ll cool off with a drink of water. Take a break at a traditional cafe under the shade of the sycamore trees and have a coffee or a bite to eat: Tinian cheese, louza (smoked meat), and sweet raki. Now that’s real hospitality!
Dovecotes: works of art
Peristeriones are typical to the Tinian landscape, and are some of the most impressive works of art in the Cyclades: 600 dovecotes made of slate, stone and limestone that are filled with lithographs. The pigeons and doves fly around, resisting your attempts to photograph them.
Extreme sports in Tinos: Mountain climbing on Exomvourgo, bouldering on Volax, surfing at Megali Kolymbithra, scuba diving… adrenaline junky heaven!
Trekking: Follow the island’s old trails and encounter little miracles: ruins of old settlements, fountains, windmills, chapels and dovecotes, lithographs and green valleys.
Just two kilometers west of Tinos Town and accessed by a lovely coastal road, this area is home to the archaeological site of Poseidon, a site that preceded Delos in importance. Just beyond the site is the main resort area of Kionia, with many seaside tavernas. During the summer months, the public bus shuttles back and forth to town, about once an hour. The beach stretches for more than a kilometer and runs right beside the paved road. Beyond the beachfront of the Tinos Beach Hotel, there are many small coves with tiny sand/pebble beaches.