Tinos is the archetypal Cycladic island without the scourge of too much tourism. A barren, mountainous mass with the typical dry terraces, rocky peaks, wide sandy beaches, blue waters and fertile valleys of the Cyclades. Aeolus, the ancient guardian of the winds, lived, say, the top of Mount Tsiknias. Tinos yet burned around the summer breeze after several thousand years. There is a gap between the Chora (city) of Tinos (with a cover of a cream-white church of Our Lady) and the villages mountainous country, with its traditional architecture and pigeon perched high above the undulating plateaus and small valleys of well-developed agriculture and full of running water.
There are numerous beaches and bays lead to – will actually be spoiled for choice – and the small port of Panormos is developing the best fish restaurants on the island. The Volax village in the north is stuck in a lunar landscape of giant boulders and still produce generations of basket-weavers, and is a perfect modern amphitheater for artistic manifestations. The 800-dove or pigeon lofts are never the same. The art and passion by local artisans created these practices barns and decorative bird houses after Venetian feudal conquerors encouraged breeding pigeons.
Tinos is a typical Cycladic island that has not been affected by the onslaught of mass tourism. The people are warm and friendly. Whitewashed buildings gleaming in the midday sun, a mini-maze of alleyways descends down to the harbor and the beautiful beaches around the island. There are over 50 traditional villages to visit and explore, with restaurants, cafes (coffee) and quaint old houses and newer decorated with elaborate marble pieces. For shopping, the port of Tinos (Chora) has supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, gift shops, post office, car hire etc. Four banks with ATM are also available. The facilities for water sports, fishing, diving, etc. are provided. Restaurants, pizzeria and restaurants serving local cuisine and fish dishes can be found in most of the villages.
Tinos is an idyllic destination, a place to be from April to October.
In spring, the island is green. The weather is sweet. It is the ideal time for hiking and visiting the villages. In summer, many beaches are magnificent. The temperature stays around 28 degrees Celsious (90 degrees F). September is really warm and beautiful, less windy than in August.
May / June and September / October are ideal for wild flowers, beaches for yourself, and characterful restaurants open after long walks on windless days to look for indigenous hedgehogs and badgers.
Pristine sandy beaches, marble sculptures, architecture arguably the most picturesque villages in Greece, courteous, pious and hospitable islanders, marzipan, a traditional and cultured atmosphere and some great food. Easy access to Athens by frequent ferries and hydrofoils.
Wind and Pottering about in small boats: the swirling northerly winds (winds) blow 120-160 days a year, as in most of the Cyclades. No organized water sports talk.
Architects, artists, beachcombers, hikers and lovers of tradition and excellent food.
It will not fit
Flamboyant socialites wanting organized beaches with waiter service.
Seeking a blessing from the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary August 15th the largest pilgrimage in Greece and a spectacle for photographers with the carnival atmosphere. Eight hundred Venetian pigeon with piercings lacy stucco, and the same number of churches and chapels in the country. school of sculpture. ”
Nightlife in the old part of town, shops (for marble skylights, honey, cheeses, artwork from the Art School in Tower baskets in Volax) and heavenly swimming, sunbathing, sailing and exploring. Take a picnic, your snorkeling gear, sketch book and your camera, and explore. The island is only a short trip across the water if it all gets a bit too tasty!
Make sure you really want to visit around August 15 and share the island with many thousands of pious pilgrims.
low demand period
May / June and September / October are ideal for wild flowers, beaches for yourself, and characterful restaurants open after long walks on windless days to look for indigenous hedgehogs and badgers
Tinos can be reached by boat either from Rafina Port, about 40 km from Athens Airport or from Piraeus. One can also fly to Mykonos and take a boat from there to Tinos (20 min distance).
If you’re dreaming of the most idyllic secluded location with luxury, privacy and stunning views of the Aegean waters as far as the eye can see then that Villa is the one for you.
A property built loyal to the customary Cycladic architecture, features minimal but elegant and timeless style in hand-picked furnishings and eclectic décor.
Feel as if you and your loved ones are all alone in the world, relaxing by the pool and admiring the most stunning panoramic sea views all the way to nearby Islands.
The house lies on a small 15,000 sq.m. Peninsula, 6 km north from the Port of Tinos, on a private plot of 5,000 sq.m. facing west and adjusted to the sea. The place is really quite and the establishment nice and comfortable with a unique 180 deg. view of Aegean Sea and the nearby islands of Syros and Giaros. When the atmosphere is clear, which happens most of the time, one can also see the islands of Paros, Naxos, Kythnos and Kea. At sunset the view turns to be just magnificent and the house to a vista point (see pictures)!
The villa shares a private 150 m rocky beach and a small golf pebbles. One can swim in the crystal clear water throughout the property. About a hundred meters south, one can walk into another, larger course with a mostly sandy beach.
Within walking distance of 500 meters north is the village of Agios Romanos with a long and beautiful sandy beach, a restaurant and a cozy bar on the beach.
The Villa is built at seafront, in two levels into a property of 5000m2.
The upper level of 170 m2 comprises the large living room with a fireplace, the dinning room and a fully equipped kitchen.
Ten large windows provide for an all around vista.
There are also three bedrooms (one of them master with en-suite bathroom), another bathroom and a WC.
200 m2 of verandas and patio embrace the building.
The lower level of 90 m2 includes a 50 m2 living room, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
In the same level there is a garage, a play room, the central heating installation room and a storage room.
The building is surrounded by a rock garden.
On a third, lower, level, one finds the 70m2 pool filled with seawater .
Attached to the pool, there is the pool bar, a BBQ and a wood oven. Furthermore, there is a stone table and benches. This area offers itself for all day and night gatherings and enjoyment.
The private (around 100m long) seafront is rocky, with a small golf.
The sea view, especially at sunset, is just breathtaking.