Tinos is a beautiful island located in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. The island is known for its charming villages, the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, summer festivals and beautiful beaches.
Here are 10 things to do while visiting Tinos, Greece:
1. Visit the Old Town of Tinos
The Old Town of Tinos is a charming area with narrow streets, traditional houses, and a picturesque harbor. It is a great place to explore on foot, and there are many shops, restaurants, and cafes to visit.
2. Explore the beaches
Tinos is known for its beautiful beaches, and some of the best beaches on the island include Agios Fokas Beach, Kionia Beach, and Panormos Beach. Be sure to bring your swimsuit and sunscreen, and spend a day soaking up the sun on one of the island's beautiful beaches.
3. Visit the Tinos Archaeological Museum
The Tinos Archaeological Museum has a collection of artifacts and objects from the island's long history. The museum is located in the Old Town and is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of the island.
4. Visit the Church of Panagia Evangelistria
The Church of Panagia Evangelistra is the most important religious site on the island, and it is a popular destination for pilgrims. The church is located in the heart of the town of Tinos, and it offers panoramic views of the, the town and the sea.
5. Go hiking in the mountains
Tinos is a small island, but it has a rugged landscape with mountains, forests, and valleys. There are many hiking trails on the island, and some of the best hikes include the trail to the top of Mount Exomvourgo, the highest peak on the island, and the trail to the Kolympari Beach. Tinos is also known to be of the windiest islands.
6. Try the local cuisine
Tinos has a rich culinary tradition, and some of the local specialties include fresh seafood, locally-grown vegetables, and traditional dishes such as dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and kleftiko (a type of lamb stew). Be sure to try some of the local food while you're on the island.
7. Go sailing
Sailing on Tinos is a must, with its amazing landscape, and no shortage of windy days, a day at sea should be on everyones itinerary. You can rent a boat or go on a guided tour to explore the island's beautiful coastline and crystal-clear waters.
8. Visit the Pyrgos Village
Pyrgos Village is a traditional village located in the mountains of Tinos. The village is known for its beautiful architecture and its winding streets, and it is a great place to learn about the culture and history of the island.
9. Go scuba diving
Tinos has some of the best scuba diving in Greece, with crystal-clear waters and a rich marine life. There are many dive centers on the island where you can rent equipment and go on guided dives. Be sure to bring your diving certification if you want to explore the underwater world of Tinos.
10. Visit Volax village
Volax village in Tinos is a must-visit destination for its stunning traditional architecture, picturesque setting, and rich cultural heritage.
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