Tinos Island Greece

Located on the northern side of the Cyclades group of islands, Tinos Island Greece is one of the most enchanting islands. You'll find beautiful sandy beaches, traditional villages and Cycladic architecture to create a unique atmosphere that will captivate you.

Tinos Island Greece is the spiritual heart of Greece. The Panagia Megalochari church is visited by thousands of worshipers every year.

Besides its religious significance, Tinos Island Greece has plenty of surprises. Picturesque villages, Cycladic dovecotes, stone-made houses, little squares, and churches set the scene on this charming island. You'll also find plenty of activities, from trekking to a variety of water sports. Come visit Tinos Island Greece! Find all of your beach essentials here for your Tinos Island Greece vacation. You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.

Tinos Island Weather – When to Visit

For many people, the traditional height of summer is not always the best time to visit Tinos. If you plan to do a lot of walking, you will want to skip July and August due to the heat. The springtime brings flowers such as orchids out in wild abandon, and the water is warming up. June brings the aromatic wild herbs, and in autumn you'll see an array of crocus. Between Nov – April you can get snow, showers and blissful sunshine, all in the same day. Easter does bring crowds and the islands will be packed, but not if you are sailing the seas.

Best Tinos Beaches

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Kolympithra Beach

Kolympithra Bay is 15km from the main town Chora. There are two beaches, both are completely worth a visit. Many of the beaches on Tinos tend to be plagued by strong winds. If you want to escape the wind, the beaches here are a good choice. The bay is flanked by hills, which offer protection from the winds. There is a taverna and cafe nearby for refreshment, but the main draw here is that this is a quiet beach that is away from the bustle that tends to collect near the main port.

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Pachia Ammos Beach

Pachia Ammos is an idyllic beach located 10km from the main town Chora. It is one of the most isolated and exotic beaches with fantastic dunes of fine golden sand that end to the beautiful deep blue sea. Enjoy the unspoiled and peaceful surroundings, and there are no beach facilities or any other kind of accommodation to disturb this wonderful experience.

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Agios Ioannis Porto Beach

Located about 7km from Chora, it is an easy beach to get to by taxi, bus, or rental car. What sets this beach apart is that not only is it incredibly beautiful, but it is also a beach with plenty of services to enjoy. There are cafes and tavernas near the beach, as well as plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas to rent. You can easily spend the whole day here!

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Agios Sostis Beach

You won't find as many services as at Agios Iaonnis Porto Beach, but the sand here is soft, and the water is a gorgeous crystal blue. There are some tavernas that you can get to on foot when you need something to eat or need a break from sitting in the sun. Agios Sostis Beach is only 5km from Chora and is very easy to reach by car, bus, or taxi.

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Panormos Beach

Panormos Beach is the ideal spot for you to get away from it all. This area of the island doesn’t see as many visitors as Chora and the beach alone is worth a visit. This beach is somewhat rocky, which gives it a beautiful appearance. This is one of those places, though, where the wind is strong. Consider taking up windsurfing to make the most of it!

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Recommended Tinos Tours & Activities by Viator

Tinos Tour

Explore the island of Tinos on this full day excursion from Mykonos. Take a 45-minute scenic ferry ride to Tinos, one of the most important religious sites in Greece and home to the magnificent Evangelistria church. Visit the mountain monastery of a small group of nuns at Kechrovouni, and see the basket weavers and marble artists the island's villages are famous for. Tinos may not have the same name recognition as some of the better-known Greek isles, but it is every bit as enchanting. Read more about the Tinos Tour here.

Full Day Boat Trip to Tinos from Mykonos

Tinos Island is renowned as a Catholic pilgrimage site and the small island is easy to visit on a day trip from Mykonos. This full-day tour visits the famous Panagia of Tinou Church in Tinos town, the mountaintop Kechrovouni monastery, and the handicrafts villages of Volax and Pyrgos. Round-trip transport by boat is included. Read more about the Full Day Boat Trip to Tinos from Mykonos here.

Tinos Tour from Mykonos Island

Tinos Island is only 45 minutes away. The gorgeous neighbor of Mykonos, being three times bigger, has a lot to offer: Tinos town and the most famous and important church of Greece, the Evangellistria, the women's monastery Kechrovouni, the traditional village Volax, the valley of the pigeon houses, Pirgos, and continously changing scenery of landscapes, traditional villages and views over the Agean Sea and surrounding islands. Read more about the Tinos Tour from Mykonos Island here.

Armenistis Light House Visit

Armenistis Lighthouse is a spectacular structure that’s still fully functioning. On this tour, you’ll take the stress out of organizing transport as pickup and drop-off from anywhere in Mykonos is included. One of the most magical things about visiting the lighthouse is the incredible views of the coast you'll access. See boats arriving and leaving Mykonos, and have plenty of great photo opportunities. Read more about the Armenistis Lighthouse Visit here.

A Magic Day You Will Never Forget

Despina will coordinate with you a magical day in Mykonos. She has lived and worked on the island of Mykonos for 25 years. She has dedicated her life in the field of beauty and is considered one of Greece’s top beauty experts. She looks forward to welcoming you in a experience you will remember for ever. Learn more about A Magic Day You Will Never Forget.

Best Tinos Restaurants

Athmar $11 – 30

A cafe located in the square of the village (Platanos) combines the modern with the traditional. There are plates and drinks inspired by traditional tinian products. A small but beautiful space in the staircases of the square awaits you to taste new flavors with a single dose of tradition. Telephone: 30 693 662 1441 Web: Athmar

Kafenio tis Kyra Lenis Under $10

Here you can taste lovely typical Tinian snacks such as: louza and Skordhato, tinian cheese, Kopanistì, artichokes, dolmadakia gialantzì (wine leaves), keftedakia (meat balls), different versions of tiganopsomo (pies), and the famous local omelette froutalia. All products used for this delicious food, come from Adoni’s family vegetable garden. Telephone: 30 228 305 1409 Web: Kafenio tis Kyra Linis

Dough & Shaker $11 – 30

Its indoor and outdoor spaces are decorated in a traditional, Cycladic style with minimal aesthetics.  No matter if it is a pizza or a pasta dish, at Dough & Shaker everything is prepared at the moment of the order. All the ingredients are of supreme quality, as they come from mainly local, small, Greek industries.  Telephone: 30 228 303 1119 Web: Dough & Shaker
 

Sta Fis'aera Under $10

The taverna is located in the beautiful village of Aetofolia. The restaurant is nicely decorated with colorful chairs and pictures on the walls and you can sit on the terrace well protected from the wind. All ingredients were fresh and organic. Highly recommended for its very good food quality, excellent and friendly service and good prices. Telephone: 30 228 305 1718 Web: Sta Fis'aera

O Ntinos

Ntinos is the best fish tavern on the island. Perfect location, right on the sea, with food in such generous portions that offers great value for money. Try the garidomakaronada (prawn pasta) for 2, it's so massive that it can easily feed 4 people at least. The service is great too. Telephone: 30 228 303 1673 Web: O Ntinos

Best Tinos Bars

Alohari

Great cocktails, music and vibe all in one! If you want to surf or play beach volleyball, this is the place for you. Web: Alohari

Koursaros

Great place, great drinks, great music, great service. Telephone: 30 228 302 3963 Web: Koursaros

Best Tinos Hotels

30 Comments

  1. Benny

    An article of this quality takes a lot of time and energy to develop especially when it has to reach out to people with useful information. i also commend the beautiful website that you have created with nice templates. tinos island greece. is one beautiful place and i would love to visit this place.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Benny!  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

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  2. Smoochi

    I must say that this is really an insightful post and i am very sure that the content of this article will be of so much help to many others, just as it has greatly helped me. This is a very detailed article on tinos island. i have just found the perfect place for my honeymoon. i could not ask for any better place.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great!  I hope you really enjoy your honeymoon in Tinos Greece.  Please let me know if I can help you with your planning.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  3. Steve

    Well, I certainly hope that this beautiful island is able to survive the Coronavirus. I’m assuming that a lot of its industry relies on tourism, which just isn’t happening right now. It looks like an incredible place to visit. I would love to take a stroll along that incredibly clear water with my wife. The restaurants and hotels you highlighted look great too and for a fair price! Thanks for this post!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Steve, and they are lucky that they do not have the pandemic you see everywhere else.  Mykonos just recently got their first case.  I don’t believe that Tinos has any at this time.  And yes, it is a pretty good bargain compared to some of the other islands in the Cyclades!  Looks like you guys need to start planning 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  4. Volkert

    Great article you have here and thanks  for sharing such wonderful sites to visit during a school break or leave from work. Many are times when we just want to leave our day to day routine and wonder off to do some thing different. And I think these are great places to spend some quality time to free up the mind. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Definitely a great wait to free up the mind and just enjoy all there is in Tinos Island Greece 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  5. evans

    These are pretty nice beaches to visit and have a good time wit family and friends sometimes in the nearest future they look really cool but traveling there will also cause a fortune but you know with love one can do anything..thats why they say love conquer s all thing go try out these Nice’s places

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Agreed, but the relaxation and the memories are definitely worth the cost!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  6. Donny

    Looking for a Perfect place I can go for vacation once this corona epidemic thing is over. Just about the time I’m on leave the world turns up side down. I can’t think of a better place to be than somewhere where there are lots of water and of course lots of food outlets. I don’t mind travelling a lot I think I’ll go any place as far as the Mykonos island and further than that. Is there any place I can go for a day ship cruise in Greece, I love ship cruising.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Donny, I cannot even begin to tell you about day cruises in the Cyclades.  You won’t have to worry about finding one you enjoy.  If you go to this link, you ‘ll find a great list of day cruises and more in the Cyclades.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  7. Tashibaarzu

    That is really a great guide on Tinos. It has tons of information I will use when I travel to Greece.

    I am a traveler and love to travel around the world. I have visited a lot of places, but have not been to Greece yet.  Tinos in the Cyclades looks wonderful.  I’m looking forward to traveling there. The beaches look spectacular! I think my family and I would have a wonderful time for sure! Thanks again for providing such a great guide.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for your praise 🙂  I am glad you enjoyed and yes, you and your family would have a wonderful time in Tinos.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. jaison123

    First of all, congratulations to you for presenting me a beautiful article.Its main theme is a beautiful place for travel lovers.Where we can enjoy a beautiful trip and always have fun.

    Your guide talks about the beautiful tourist destination of Tinos, and now I am ready to pack my bags and head to Greece!  I think I would enjoy the spring according to your recommendations.  Seems like the perfect time.

     I do plan on vacationing to Tinos, once this virus is over. I will share this information on Tinos with my friends on on my facebook page if that is okay with you.Thank you very much for all the information on Tinos.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Of course to can share my Tinos Island Greece guide.  It’s a gem in the Cyclades and anyone vacationing there will have a wonderful time.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  9. Dr. SD

    Tinos Island looks pretty beautiful. Greece is a well-known travel destination but we probably missed Tinos Island when we planned our short trip there.

    All the Tinos beaches you mentioned here should not be missed, but I am really upset that I missed those somehow. I don’t know when to visit Greece again, but I find Tinos Island is a perfect holiday gateway.

    Hope, we shall plan another Greece trip when this Corona season will past away.

    Thank you for sharing this information.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Most do not go to Tinos Island for sure.  If you want relaxation along with all the beauty, then this is where you want to go.  I am glad you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Teri

    Reading the information about fabulous beaches in your post I am now yearning for a getaway beach holiday, but of course at the moment everyone is stuck at home. Assuming that the coronavirus pandemic will be over eventually, if I book a holiday on Tinos and want to go to Kolympithra beach or Pachia Ammos beach, as these seem to be the most isolated, would I have to hire a car, or is there public transport that passes these beaches?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, there is public transportation as well as some of them can be accessible by boat.  I hope this pandemic ends soon,  it is scary.  I miss the beach!

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  11. Alblue

    This is so lovely! Thank you. I feel that I want to escape to here for my late Summer holiday. There is a lot of nice beach views. I think my family will like it there. The cost of food seems affordable. Do you know if any of the restaurants there serve vegetarian meals? Thank you for your help. I’ll see if I can get my schedule off with my family to go there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      For vegetarian meals you can try any of the following TripAdvisor recommendations for vegan food.  I am glad you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Steve G

    Another great review had taken previously read your review on Amorgos.   Both seem like very enchanting islands to visit, once the virus thing has played out.   Hopefully, by this time next year, we will have all of this workout.   

    My wife and I are in our early and late 70’s.   I had the fortunate opportunity of visiting Athens back in the 80’s and have always dreamed of returning.   Of the islands you have reviewed which you would be best for an older couple to visit?   We are ambulatory and need no assistant in that area – given that, we are not looking to be walking very much.  Definitely going to avoid the month’s of July and August as you recommended.   Now’s the time to plan for the future, look forward to your response.  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Boy Steven,  all the islands would be great.  Just depends on if you want to avoid crowds.  Some islands like Santorini and Mykonos are just going to have more people.  If you plan to do a lot of walking then Sifnos and Amorgos are the best choices, as they have lots of trails.  Those would be my top choices.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.  And thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  13. isabel

    Great article. I’ve never been but I feel if I do that you have given a lot of key points, information on what you know . I like how everything is broken down to your knowledge and if anyone is interested in going they definitely use your guide. The most scariest thing is traveling to a foreign country and not knowing anything at all. It’s ok if you don’t know anyone but not knowing the language and or knowing exactly where to go or what’s a good attraction may be what messes up a good trip. You nailed it with your expertise.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Isabel.  I am glad you enjoyed.  Hopefully you can head to Tinos soon!

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  14. Soraya

    Wow, reading this makes me want to visit Tinos for sure! It looks and sounds so beautiful! And it’s great looking through the best restaurants because I love to try local food whenever possible. Do you know if Greece is a good place to go for people who are celiac or can’t eat gluten? I’m intolerant and some places are very complicated while others are easy! And would you recommend Tinos above Mykonos? I don’t like too many people so would prefer the quieter vibe of the two.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would recommend Tinos for sure over Mykonos.  You will not have the crowds and to me, that makes it a bit more relaxing.  Of course, either would be wonderful.  I don’t eat gluten free, so unsure in regards to that.  But I did do some digging and there appears to be several restaurants that provide gluten free menus 🙂  Thank you for stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  15. Travis

    Being stuck inside with this Covid-19 pandemic I decided to look at your website and dream of places to travel to when this is all over! Tinos Island looks absolutely beautiful, and a great place to go after summer is over, when hopefully everything will be back to normal. Prices may be a little more reasonable as well. Thank you so much for giving us something serene to look at while we are cooped up!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  And I believe we will see more reasonable prices as well.  It will be a great time to travel once everything is back to normal. Thanks for stopping by and dreaming 🙂

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