A superb off the beaten path Greek island
Although Tinos is recognized as the largest pilgrimage center in Greece, it actually hides a superb off the beaten path character of unexplored beauties with landscapes dotted with authentic whitewashed villages and small churches, ancient heritage, folklore, rich culinary traditions, and exceptional local cuisine.
Indeed, this wonderland of natural beauty with rocky shorelines punctuated by endless sandy beaches, skies that somehow manage to be of a deeper blue than anywhere else in the world, magnetize the traveler. However, the gems of the island are the authentic villages that seem like they are forgotten in another era.
Apart from the exceptional beauty of the island, Tinos is a place of Spirit and enlightenment with significant architectural heritage and a long tradition in folklore art and sculpture having succeeded a magical combination, avoiding mass tourism altogether.
It is actually one of those hidden escapes in Greece that will touch you spiritually and turn your trip into a lifetime experience!
Church of Virgin Mary
The Church of Virgin Mary or Evangelistria Church at Hora is the most famous and among the most grandiose churches in Greece. It was built between 1823 and 1831 on the spot where was found the Orthodox Image of Virgin Mary, after a vision of nun Pelagia (who later was acknowledged as a Saint). The spacious temple is of traditional architecture with many arches and consists of a two-floor building and many smaller buildings in its courtyard, which houses artistic objects, ecclesiastic items and other precious historic objects.
The Evangelistria Church is known as one of the most miraculous in Greece, since many people with serious illnesses have been cured after praying to Virgin Mary in this Church. This is why, many Christians from different parts of the world return to the Church every year to thank Virgin Mary, offer precious items made of silver and gold to the Church and most of them arrive from the port to the Church on their knees, as a token of gratitude. This is a unique image and revives at large on August 15th, which is a glorious day of celebration for the whole island.
Visitors, apart from kneeling and feeling the amazing energy of the temple, have the opportunity to admire works of art of renowned painters and sculptors, as well as objects that were important for the Greek history in the venues around the courtyard of the Church.
Monastery of the Lady of the Angels
The Monastery of the Lady of the Angels at Kechrovouni was built after three sisters had the same vision: a woman, Virgin Mary, indicated them to build a monastery at a specific point at Kechrovouni, where there was a strange light. Because very strong winds were blowing at this specific location, which was also “inhabited” by many snakes, they decided to build the monastery on a different position, slightly to the south. However, the cells that were initiated during the day were mysteriously demolished during the night and every morning the tools were found at the spot that was initially indicated in the vision. This happened several times, until finally everyone was convinced that the monastery had to be built at the initial spot.
The monastery was built in the 11th or 12th century A.C. and is a perfect sample of the Cycladian architecture, has a wonderful view (due to its 600 m. of altitude), houses a significant library with more than 2,000 titles and offers the possibility to visit the cell of Saint Pelagia, which remains just the same as it was when it was inhabited by Her.
Abbey of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Abbey of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was first founded in the 17th century, but in a different location. It was destroyed by the Turks and at the end of the 19th century, Catholic monks renovated the almost totally destroyed church of Saint Sophia at Exomvourgo and renamed it Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today, it is a beautiful white Catholic abbey where visitors can also eat and stay over. In the middle of the courtyard there is the statue of Sacred Heart of Jesus, created by Filippotis in 1950. The abbey organizes its annual feast with various events on the second Sunday of July.
It is located right in the heart of Hora and hosts important findings including large storage jars of the 8th century B.C., statues and architectural parts of the ancient temple of Poseidon at Kionia, currencies and more. The entrance to this museum is of symbolic character, and thus a visit to the museum is affordable by everyone.
Museum of Tinian Artists & Antonios Sohos Museum
The Museum of Tinian Artists is housed at the courtyard of the Virgin Mary Church. Visitors can admire the works of various Tinian artists, like paintings of N. Ghisis, Nikif. Lytras, G. Roilos, G. Renieris, G. Gaitis, and sculptures of G. Halepas, L. Sohos, D. Filippotis, G. Vitalis, I. Voulgaris and others.
At the courtyard of the same Church is also found The Antonios Sohos Museum, where visitors can see wooden and plaster sculptures used for decorative purposes of this unique artist that also was an academic.
Museum of Marble Art
The museum has been inaugurated in the year 2007 at the village of Pyrgos and is the most modern architectural building of the island. The Museum presents the circle of the marble, i.e. the various stages between the excavation of marbles until the creation of sculptures. Audiovisual presentations are combined with sculptures exhibitions providing a complete sense of the entire process.
Other Museums in Pyrgos
Before leaving Pyrgos there are two other museums worthy of a visit: The House-Museum of Giannoulis Halepas, hosting personal items, family pictures, sketches, and sculptures of the great artist, and the Museum of Panormos’ Artists, where sculptures of G. Halepas, D. Filippotis, E. Lambaditis, I. Voulgaris, L. Doukas, I. Vitalos and L. Sohos (the father of Antonis Sohos mentioned above) are presented. All these artists were born in Tinos and lived in the wider area of Panormos.
Museum of Isternia’s Artists
The Museum of Isternia’s Artists obviously houses works of art of artists that came from the village of Isternia, where it is located, including: L. and M. Fytalis (the Fytalis brothers), J. and F. Malakates (the Malakates brothers), G. Vitalis, L. and A. Sohos, and L. Lameras.
The Art Gallery
The Art Gallery is accommodated at an internal part of the courtyard at the Virgin Mary Church and gives visitors the possibility to admire more than 100 paintings of famous painters, both from Tino and from other regions of Greece, like Nik. Lytras, G. Iakovides,N. Gizis, K. parthenis, I. Altamouras, K. Volonakis, and G. Roilos, but also renaissance paintings from Italy, and decorative objects from all over Europe.
Various other Museums
At another part of the Virgin Mary Church courtyard is housed the Exhibition of Ecclesiastic Heirlooms and Images which hosts Orthodox images created between the 14th and 19th century, the Chart of Rigas Ferraios (one of the three Charts that have “survived”), the ring of Kolokotronis, and paintings and sculptures of various artists.
The Arnados’ Ecclesiastical and Rural Museums are two little museums located at Arnados village, hosting ecclesiastical items and books, and rural objects respectively.
The Museum of Folk Art at Steni is a rather young museum, founded in the year 2000. It hosts important objects of the everyday life of the last two centuries.
Finally, the Cultural Foundation of Tinos is a center of research, art exhibitions and an ideal conference venue. It hosts various events, an annual festival in the summer and is housed at a building of unique traditional architecture.
Tinos is famous for its wonderful villages that amaze visitors with their architecture, their morphology and their natural beauty.
Volax is definitely the most bizarre setting in Tinos, famous all over the world. Huge spherical stones and granite rocks of volcanic origin surround the village, made of traditional white houses with colorful gardens. There is also an outdoor theatre made of stone and Volax is the place where basketry is still among the main occupations of the population.
Kardiani is a special village situated on the mountain Pateles, in northwestern Tinos. It is a village with running waters, plethora of fountains (even in the houses) surrounded by trees, and is based on the Cycladic architecture, with white house bearing arches. The village’s charming landscape is completed with its narrow streets and paths, while at the same time it has a splendid view and beautiful beaches nearby.
Isternia is like a balcony to the Aegean Sea. Built on the mountain Meroviglia, it has a marvelous view to Syros and it is among the largest villages of the Island. The beauty of Isternia is due to the fact that artists, who were born and lived in the village, have created many sculptures and works of art, which are visible everywhere: on the houses doors and courtyards, on the churches, on stairs, belfries or even on the floors. Isternia is like an open-air exhibition accessible free of charge all year long.
Pyrgos is the largest village in Tinos and one of the oldest ones, owing its name to a castle (called pyrgos in Greek) mentioned in files of the 16th century A.C. Pyrgos is the birthplace of many renowned artists like Halepas, Filippotis, Lytras and others. The whole village is dispersed with works of arts and sculptures decorate everything, just like at Isternia.
However, if Isternia can be characterized as an open-air exhibition, Pyrgos can be characterized as an open-air museum due to its size. At Pyrgos there is the Museum of Marble Art and the unique School of Fine Arts, where studies last for 3 years and involve courses on marble sculpture on, architecture, sculpture on other materials or painting, History of Art, and essay writing. This School has actually been a place where young artists, between 15 and 28 years old emerge. Last but not least, Pyrgos is a very well developed village offering many accommodation choices to the visitors.
Panormos is the port of Pyrgos, located on the northern part of the Island. Built on a natural bay this village is surrounded by splendid beaches while its Cycladic architecture with minimal white houses, attracts many visitors. Panormos also has many taverns offering fresh fish, seafood and Mediterranean recipes, and it is also quite lively with many youngsters preferring its cosmopolitan beaches.
Arnados is situated on the eastern part of the Island and it is the village of the highest altitude. It has a unique view to Mykonos and has a special atmosphere due to its medieval galleries and its paths paved with slabs. Taverns and cafeterias welcome the guests to Arnados, while there are also two museums: The Ecclesiastical Museum and the Rural Museum.
Kionia Archaeological Site
At Kionia was probably located the most glorious temple of the Ancient Times, devoted to god Poseidon and his wife Amphitriti. This grandiose temple was of Dorian architecture and was created by famous sculptures like Telesinos from Athens and Agasias from Ephesus. It is remarkable that Andronikos from Kyristos, Macedonia, constructed an amazing solar clock, which is now exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of the Island. Moreover, the temple had elements of Tinian architecture based on local marble and gneiss, like for example a fountain. Some parts of the temple have survived and Kionia is a site not to be missed.
Exomvourgo or Xombourgo Archeological Site
Exomvourgo lies at an altitude of 640 m. in the center of the Island. This rock was inhabited during the Bronze Age. Findings at Exomvourgo include a cemetery of the Geometrical Period, the Temple of the Big Goddess and Daughter of the same period (10th -7th century before B.C.), later devoted to Goddess Demetra and her daughter Persephone, and the fortress built in the 13th century A.C., which is in a quite good condition today. At Exomvourgo the old chapels of Saint Minas and saint Eleousa built in 1828, and the aforementioned Monastery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are also located.
Explore the deep secrets of Tinos
Swimming in nice beaches and soaking the summer sun are pretty much the main things to do in Tinos.
The beaches of Tinos are quiet and few of them have water sports centers with sea games. In Kolymbithra beach, on the northern side of the island, there is a surfing center that offers courses and rents the necessary equipment.
If you like snorkeling, explore the deep secrets of the Aegean Sea. Diving centers with skilled staff and up-to-date equipment make a diving experience enjoyable for both certified divers and those who would like to try scuba diving for the first time.
Tinos has one of the most extensive trail networks in the Cyclades. Passing by ancient ruins, imposing and historic churches, and through streams, small waterfalls, oak and lemon tree groves, and wildflower meadows. Tinos footpaths connect more than 60 villages and places of interest scattered across the island. Taking distance and difficulty into account, we can recommend you various routes. Trekking on Tinos is popular especially during autumn and spring, when the weather is very nice and not too hot.
Village hopping is a unique way to give people an insight into life and culture of Tinos. Village hopping is a social treat offering time talking with the locals whilst enjoying morning coffee or lunch within the beautiful landscape. The traditional villages of Tinos Island along with the 1500 orthodox and catholic churches and chapels are a real treasure worth visiting.
Several cultural events are organized during the year such as concerts, exhibitions, plays, museum displays, art seminars (pottery, marble art, and basketry) and local festivals named as “Panigiria”. Whilst homemade cuisine with its enchanting aromas and flavors can be enjoyed at the innumerable taverns and restaurants found all over the island. All villages can be easily accessed either by car (please note that you need to park just outside the village).
In the town and port of Tinos Island you can find stores for your daily needs; bakers, grocers, supermarket, butcher, fishermen and a daily street market with local products such as cheeses, honey, dried tomatoes, capers and artichokes. You can buy souvenirs and small presents in the main street. There is also a great variety of local sweets in pastry shops.
If you are looking for more shopping, one can always have a day trip to the nearby cosmopolitan Mykonos Island, just 20 minutes by boat or sea jet, where you can find the finest boutique shops and well-known brands.
Mali or Malli is a tranquil, white pebbles beach on the northern part of the island, facing the southern part of the island of Andros. This beach was recently discovered thanks to the new road constructed at Northern Tinos, and attracted swimmers that appreciate pebbles, tranquility and picturesqueness right away. Very few white houses surround the beach, all of traditional Cycladic architecture, completing the image of a tranquil paradise.
Rohari is the largest and most popular beach at the Panormos area, hosting a beach bar that provides from umbrellas and showers to refreshments, coffee and snacks. The spacious sandy beach is a top destination for youngsters. Rohari is only 1 km. away from the picturesque fish village of Panormos, which used to be the port of Tinos and is definitely worth a visit. .
Right underneath the unique village Isternia, the homonym cove offers two beaches, one with sand and the other with pebbles, but both with transparent waters and marvelous sunset views. The cove’s calm waters is an excellent choice when there are strong northern winds, whereas the long path connecting the beach with the village of Isternia is suitable for trekking lovers. Either way, a visit to the village is just mandatory! On the beach, there are also two taverns and a cafeteria.
Ormos Giannaki is a beach with sand and pebbles, two taverns and umbrellas, but there is also natural shade provided by tamarisk trees. The beach is connected with the village of Kardiani with a traditional old path, a path worth climbing since it boasts a marvelous view to the island of Syros. Kalivia is a small, tranquil bay at the eastern part of the beach which is a great choice for families.
Lichnaftia is an isolated, not organized beach, at the eastern part of the island. The waters are blue and crystal clear, but what really makes it unique is the black and white pebbles spread all around on the golden sand. At Lichnaftia, the blue horizon seems infinite, whereas it is the right place for a romantic couples’ getaway with its marvelous scenery in a full moon night.
Agios Petros is a tranquil beach with white sand close to the village of Kardiani. The water is crystal clear and the picturesque catholic chapel, built in the 16th century, lies on the rock above the beach. The beach is really windy, especially in August, and visitors should make provisions for food, water and umbrellas. However, Agios Petros is just ideal for a picnic, since its tranquility and wonderful view capture visitors to remain on the beach for hours.
Agios Romanos is a big and tranquil beach with sand and little pebbles, providing shadow with its tamarisk trees and a wonderful view to the island of Syros. Access to this beach is quite easy through the new road leading from Hora to Kionia. There is a tavern, which is among the beat taverns on the island, so visitors don’t have to worry about food. Going down an old path on the west you will meet the little isolated beach Apigania.
Two separate beaches form the beach known as Kolimbithra. The smaller one is fully organized and has a cosmopolitan flair, while the larger one is more tranquil. The view to the little island “Drakonisi” is splendid and there are also taverns on the small beach, where umbrellas, toilets, showers, beach volley and water sports are also available. There is a small lake with ducks and turtles nearby and Kolimbithra is a biotope of rare birds.
Livada is definitely the most impressive beach of Tinos. It has pebbles and crystal blue deep waters, surrounded by strange big rocks with numerous holes of various sizes. The road to the beach is not so good, and passenger cars may have a problem accessing it. The area next to the beach is ideal for exploration, with oak trees, a lake with ducks and a small river reaching the sea, explaining why the water at Livada is so cold.
Santa Margarita is an isolated sandy beach, about 4 km. from the island’s largest village Steni. The beach, owing its name to the homonym catholic chapel on its left side, is totally secluded and visitors have to bring with them necessary supplies like water and snacks. Santa Margarita, apart from its turquoise waters, boasts an unusual morphology since a big rock stands at one side and multiple smaller rocks are spread at the other side with golden sand lying in between.
Pachia Ammos is a large, isolated beach at about 10 km from Hora. Visitors prefer this beach for its wild beauty and its uniquely colored, thick, green sand, which creates the illusion of grass when viewing the beach from a distance. Moreover, Pachia Ammos hosts a dune, similar to the dunes in a desert. There are neither umbrellas nor a beach bar, so visitors must be prepared and carry anything necessary (water, snacks, umbrellas, etc.)
Agios Ioannis Porto is one of the two most popular beaches on the island. The fact that this a large sandy beach with clean shallow waters is not affected by northern winds, makes it highly recommended for families with young children and also explains why this used to be Tinos’ port. Moreover, visitors have the ability to buy snacks, water and refreshments at the beach bar and choose between umbrellas and tamarisk trees for shade.
Laouti or Skylantari is the continuation of the Agios Sostis sandy beach and has transparent waters and a sandy sea bed. There is the possibility for water sports and the beach is also equipped with umbrellas, taverns, cafeterias and a mini market, whereas tamarisk trees provide natural dew and shade. The orientation of Laouti does not protect it from the wind and there are usually high waves in August.
Agios Sostis is a sandy beach with calm, clean and shallow waters, absolutely safe for families with children. On the rock above the beach lies the homonym little church, built in the 19th century. There are also taverns, a beach bar and a sea wall for diving. This beach has a magnificent view to the island of Mykonos, specifically in the period of etesian winds that make the atmosphere transparent.
Kionia is a large pebble beach close to the island’s capital offering various services to its guests, like umbrellas, sea bikes and Jet Ski rentals. The beach lays in front of the ruins of the ancient temple of Poseidon, the God of the Sea, and attracts many tourists. In addition, Kionia settlement is among the most popular destinations on Tinos, hosting many hotels, taverns, and bars.
Stavros is a combination of sandy and pebbled coast next to Hora, right before Agios Markos. Images of Stavros bear an uncanny resemblance to paintings, with green cliffs all around it, crystal blue waters and the little church of “Stavros” completing the landscape. Most visitors choose Stavros for afternoon swimming, because the view during the sunset is really magical. There are also small taverns serving fresh octopus and sea food specialties.
Agios Markos is a small bay lying under a big rock that hosts a white little church of traditional Cycladic architecture. The beach has very cold waters, but attracts many visitors due to their transparency. Agios Markos is the perfect choice for swimmers that do not like sandy beaches and also the ideal place for a swim when the northern Aegean winds are very strong, since its shape creates a shelter and the waters remain calm.
This is the largest beach on the island and it is easily accessible even by foot from Hora. Agios Fokas provides everything: umbrellas, cafeterias, restaurants, rooms to let, a beach bar, water sports and camping. Pines and tamarisk trees provide shade along the beach, while it is suitable for jogging or walking, since at its edge (in about 1.5 km) lays the ancient rock of Vryokastros with a marvelous view to the island of Delos.
Witness the impressive gastronomy of Tinos
The gastronomy of the island is one of the most important aspects of its cultural life. The terrain, although anhydrous gives a range of unique products along with traditional dishes that complete the worth discovering gastronomic palette of Tinos.
The most famous product is small artichokes that grow only on Tinos island. Don’t miss the well-known kopanisti of Tinos, with spicy flavor, while worth trying is the meat of wild goats and the sausages made with traditional methods and have a unique taste.
Tinos is a place of pilgrimage, and there’s less nightlife here than on many islands. However, there are a few lounge bars along the port promenade of Tinos Town and the quarter of Pallada, at the suburbs of the town that usually stay open till a bit after midnight and play soft, lounge music.
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Thick capers are sun-dried, then boiled and soaked in water in order to lose their bitterness. Before serving, it is drained and it is usually accompanied with garlic sauce, oil and vinegar.
Louza is something like the Italian prosciutto, but is made of filet marinated first in salt for three-six days and later in red wine for several days. Afterwards it is spiced with pepper, nutmeg and other spicy seeds and “smoked” for four hours. After being dried for about two months louza is served cold in very thin slices.
Patatokeftedes (potato balls)
Potatoes are boiled, mashed, and mixed with onion, grated cheese, salt, pepper and oregano. Then, this mixture is shaped into little balls and fried in oil
Yeast is cut into round pieces and filled with nut, honey, cinnamon and rusk. After they are baked, they are sprayed with rosewater and sprinkled with caster sugar. This desert has a unique aromatic taste.
Skordoloukanika (sausages with garlic)
These are sausages made of pork meat, where the meat is marinated with garlic and sweet wine for about four hours. Then, this is used as a stuffing for the pig’s intestines and the sausages are dried by the wind and sun. “Skordoloukanika” are a main ingredient of “Furtalia”.
Syglina or syglino
Little pieces of soft pork meat initially boiled in water and later in pork grease (“glina”). When the meat turns red, it is ready to be stored in jars made of clay.
This delicious omelet is made of eggs, skordoloukanika or syglina, grated cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Sometimes, more ingredients are added, like potatoes, and its main difference with simple omelets is that it is fried in “glina”, which is pork grease.
This is a broth made of the grease that derives from the head and feet of the pig, mixed with garlic, vinegar and spices. Pichti is turned into a gel after freezing.
Sun-dried (“liastes”) tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes are cut in half, sprinkled with sugar and dried by the sun. Before being served they are usually scalded in boiling water and fried in oil or flummery.
Made of flour, water, lemon and oil which are then turned into yeast, xerotigana are fried and served with cinnamon, honey and sugar. They are served at weddings, feasts and funerals, accompanied with the Greek traditional beverage “raki”.
Similar with xerotigana, only their yeast has eggs and milk instead of water.
Tsimbites (cheese pies)
These cheese pies are quite unusual, because they are not salty but sweet. They are stuffed with “analati” cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, mastic and cinnamon. Tsimbites are a mandatory dish for Easter.
When to go
Like most Greek islands, Tinos is most enjoyable in late spring – when the landscape is still green, the sea has warmed up to feasible swimming temperatures, but the crowds have yet to descend – and early autumn, when the summer hordes have departed and the sea is at its warmest. In both spring and autumn, you can expect attractive prices for villa accommodation compared to summer. But take note – not too late in autumn; after late September many facilities close down and storms do hit.
The climate in Tinos is Mediterranean, which means that the winters are not very rough and the summers are hot with plenty of sunshine. The average temperature during springtime is 15.9°C, during summertime 25°C, during fall 19.43°C and during wintertime 10.87°C. During the hottest months of the year, i.e. from May to October, the strong northern winds make the heat less intense. Tinos has more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. However, due to the winds, the sea transportation from and to the island is not possible for a few days every year.
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad. All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400). The Area Code for Tinos is: +30 22830. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.
Euro € Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.
Tinos does not have an airport. The closest airports are located at the islands of Syros and Mykonos, with which Tinos is connected by boat on a daily basis.
Tinos is connected by boat with the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, both ports easily accessible by travelers arriving from abroad to the Eleftherios Venizelos airport. It is also connected directly to the islands of Andros, Syros and Mykonos, and to almost all Cycladic islands with stops in-between. The trip lasts from 1 hour and 45 minutes (with a high-speed from Rafina) to 4 hours and 40 minutes (with a regular boat from Piraeus).
For information on ports and schedules, please visit the following websites: ANEK LINES
BLUE STAR FERRIES
Local buses connect Chora to the most popular villages and beaches, including Kionia, Isternia, Kardiani, Pyrgos, Panormos, and Agios Ioannis Porto. For more information, please call: +30 22830 22440
Taxis are available at Chora. Tel.: +30 22830 22470
Daily excursions are organized to the island of Delos (less than 2 hours away) and to secluded beaches. These excursions are organized by local travel agencies.
Banks and ATMs
- The following banks have branches and ATMs in Chora:
- ALPHA BANK: Eleftherias Square 4, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283023601
- ATE BANK: Eleftherias Square, Chora, Tel.: +30 2283022666
- EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS: Louvari Street, Plaka, Chora, Tel.: +30 2283024766
- EMPORIKI BANK: Trion Ierarchon 6 Street, Chora, Tel.: +30 2283022232
- NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE: Pandanassas Square, Chora, Tel.: +30 2283023088
- PIRAEUS BANK: Akti Vasileos Konstantinou & Paraliaki Odos, Chora, Tel.: +30 2283029210
Money can be exchanged in the bank branches listed above.
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in Chora where there is also a branch of the Hellenic Post Bank. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes in the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE. Post Office in Tinos Tel. no: +30 2283022247
Tel.: +30 22830 22210, +30 22830 23781
Municipality of Tinos
Tel.: +30 22830 23733, +30 22830 22237
- Radio Taxi: +30 22830 22470
- Tourist Police: +30 22830 23670
- Port Authority: +30 2283022348
- Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 2109699101-3
- Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
No international press can be found on the island, so please make sure to buy anything you need in advance from Athens or Piraeus.
- Police: 100
- Fire Department: 199
- Ambulance: 166
- Health Center: +30 2283023784
- Medical Center of Isternia: +30 2283031206
- Medical Center of Steni: +30 2283041229
- Medical Center of Komi: +30 2283051210
The following pharmacies are located in Hora:
- Apergis Emmanuel, 2 Trion Ierarchon Street, Tel.: 2283022213
- Hadjiloui Frangiska, 7 Alavanou Z. Ave., Tel.: 2283023888
- Krikeli Evdokia, Pandanassas Square, Tel.: 2283022272