Tinos, the island of Megalochari for the Greeks and the third largest island of the Cyclades after Andros and Naxos, is something more. It is a Cycladic island with a special character. Urban architecture, natural scenery, gastronomy, beaches, all familiar but unique. Neoclassical houses, traditional settlements, temples, monuments from ancient to modern times, museums, pigeon houses, windmills, dry stone walling, beaches and of course the Virgin Mary of Tinos along with traditional and modern festivals form a set of unique experiences for the visitor. Tinos is an island with a rich history that is revealed in every step you take.
The landmark that has become the island's identity is the temple of Megalochari, which is visited by thousands of people each year. Built on the spot where the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary was found after the visions of a nun, Agia Pelagia, the church impresses the visitor with its imposing but also with the divine awe it causes.
Sculpture holds a special place in Tinos life. The white and green marble quarries provided abundant raw material used by the creators through the centuries from ancient times, to the Venetian rule, in the 19th century, to this day with well-known Tinian marble sculptors.
Tinos is an island of the Cyclades that hides for you treasures and pleasures in the numerous traditional villages, beautiful beaches, music festivals, art festivals and collections, paths and chapels, making this island of the Aegean as unique as it can be.
Nama Hotel is just 500 m from the Tinos port.
Tinos is easily accessible by ferries from the port of Piraeus and the port of Rafina (Athens) and others islands.
There is frequent daily connection with the port of Piraeus. The journey takes about 5 hours.
Blue Star Ferries: www.bluestarferries.com
Hellenic Sea Ways: www.hellenicseaways.gr
You should consider Rafina Port if you go straight to Tinos after arriving in Athens International Airport as it is closer. The journey takes about 4 hours.
Golden Star Ferries: www.goldenstarferries.gr
Fast Ferries: www.fastferries.com.gr
Sea Jets: www.seajets.gr
You can reach Tinos directly from other islands in the Cyclades (Syros, Andros, Tinos, Naxos and Paros, Ios, Santorini) and Crete.
Church Panagia Tinou: 700 m
Archaeological Museum: 450 m
Tinos Port: 500 m
Closest Shop: 20 m
Closest Beach: 2.5 km