Tinos in Greece is part of the Cyclades island group, in the heart of the Aegean. The overall effect of Tinos island is deeply calming, probably due to its spiritual aura.
The island’s church Panagia Megalochari is one of the most visited religious pilgrimages in Greece. People from all over the country visit this imposing church every year to worship the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, which is housed there.
Every summer, on August 15th, when the Virgin Mary is celebrated, there are lots of festivities taking place all over the island- from feasts to culinary festivals!
So, if you want to experience the island’s spiritual side, try planning your trip around one of those religious feasts!
The villages are the island’s biggest gems, worth exploring by every visitor! Scattered on the mountains, the little whitewashed villages keep the tradition of the island alive. During your holidays, make sure to visit Pyrgos, Ktikado, Kardiani, Loutra and Tripotamos to wander around the beautiful squares, taste the local delicacies and escape the heat lazing under the sycamore trees!
Did you know that Tinos is just a short ferry ride away from Mykonos? If you’re spending your holidays on the popular Greek party island, hop on a ferry and in 20 minutes you will be there! It’s a great chance to have a taste of both sides of the Cyclades!