Luxury Villas in Tinos
Tinos, usually placed in a religious context, hides a superb off the beaten path destination with numerous unspoiled whitewashed villages, beautiful crystal-clear beaches, interesting archaeological sites and a windy countryside featuring a plethora of picturesque traditional villages with unique architecture and fine local cuisine.
Tinos has an authentic, proud feel to it and apart from its religious fame, has avoided mass tourism altogether. It is one of the hidden gems of the Cyclades, featuring some stunning summer villas ideal for a peaceful seaside holiday in an island with wonderfully diverse beaches, both secluded and organised for surfing or scuba diving, as well as a local life that will embrace you with its purity and will convert you into a true believer, simply because of its excellent local products and cuisine.
Its intriguing scenery also featuring fabulous trekking paths, is home to approximately 750 chapels and churches, about 40 charming settlements with impressive arcades, flowery courtyards and whitewashed alleys, hundreds of dove cotes scattered around the countryside and finally of the Temple of Poseidon, where the pilgrims initiation ride began on their way to the neighboring island of Delos.
How to get there
- By sea: You can travel to Tinos from the ports near Athens, with Rafina offering the highest timetable frequency with at least three conventional ferry and two high-speed rides per day during summer. The trip from Rafina takes approximately 4 hours by ferry and 2 hours by high-speed. From the port of Piraeus the journey takes about 4 and a half hours, and there are usually two departures per day. You can also reach Tinos from the islands of Mykonos and Andros on a daily basis and from Milos, Ios, Amorgos, Koufonissi, Naxos, Paros, Syros and Santorini several times per week.
- By air: There is no airport on the island, but you can easily fly to Mykonos and catch a boat from there, as the ride is just 30 minutes by conventional ferry and 15 minutes by high-speed vessel.