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Sat, 08 Apr 2017

Holidays In Tinos

Tinos Holidays at a Glance

Key Facts - Tinos

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT

Tinos (Chora) is a typically beautiful Cycladic island.  It is also a place of pilgrimage: the Monastery of St Mary Evangelistria houses what’s believed to be a miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary. 

Delight in the characterful villages, fabulous beaches, and the traditional dovecotes, like tiny fortresses, which are dotted everywhere. 

  • Pretty Pyrgos, one of the largest towns, where a working marble sculpture school still exists in the village
  • Chalepas Museum, in Pyrgos, where the famous Greek sculptor lived: many of his works are on display
  • Volax: a scenic village surrounded by low hills festooned with hundreds of multi-coloured boulders.
  • Surf lessons in Kolymvyrthia Bay, about 12km north of Hora.
  • Organised hiking tours in the picturesque interior
  • Boat & Bike tours: cruise the crystal sea, then cycle to ancient ruins and hidden beaches.

Eating/Drinking During Tinos Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Tinos Holidays

Taxis: Taxis are metered and are in plentiful supply in the resorts.

Interurban Buses: There are various bus companies linking all major towns, with daily routes at specified intervals.

Urban Buses: These operate frequently during daytime and in certain tourist areas, summer timetables are extended until midnight.

Bicycles: Bikes are available for hire in most resorts.

Tinos Holidays Shopping

While on Greece holidays you'll be able to find shops and shopping centres where you can purchase a huge range of items from clothing to jewellery and DVDs. If you're looking for mementoes of your trip, souvenir shops are plentiful where you can purchase a fantastic selection of local produce including wines, pottery, leather goods, hand-made jewellery, religious icons and embroidery.

The major cities and resorts offer a greater choice of shops and places to go to enjoy a full day's retail therapy; the comparatively low prices make Greece holidays perfect for shopaholics to indulge their pleasure without breaking the bank.

Holidays in Tinos - Beaches

  • Agios Romanos: tranquil, sandy, with crystal clear waters; on the southern side of the island
  • Agios Sostis: long, sandy beach close to Chora. Umbrellas and sunbeds available
  • Agios Ioannis Porto: long, sandy, one of the most popular beaches on the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Greece 17 21 24 26 27 24 22
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Greece 8 10 12 12 11 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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