Our objective is to help you enjoy every day of your stay like a local. We gathered all useful information, such as public holidays, fuel centers or gas stations that are open on Sundays, all public services and their opening hours.
Tinos is the island of hikers and trails; this is why we included maps of certified routes and proposed combinations per destination as well as useful advice and tips for planning your journey. The Press of the island publishes articles, you can find some of them on “Local News” , you also dispose an event calendar, and we provide you all the above in order to help you to feel Tinos’ heartbeat.
Information is also provided about your transport from and to Athens, connections from and to neighboring islands and flights abroad via the airport of Mykonos or Athens throught our travel agencies.
1 January: New Year’s Day
6 January: Epiphany
30 January: Lanterns (local custom)
2 March: Clean Monday
25 March: Annunciation of the Lord
17 April: Orthodox Good Friday
18 April: Holy Saturday
19 April: Orthodox Easter Sunday
20 April: Orthodox Easter Monday
1 May: Labor Day
7 June: Orthodox Holy Spirit Sunday
8 June: Orthodox Holy Spirit Monday
15 August: Assumption Day
28 October: Ohi Day (No Day)
25 December: Christmas
26 December: Synaxis of the Mother of God
There are eight gas stations in Tinos. Five of them are located around Chora and you should know that on Sundays only one of them is open.
Departing from the port, the first gas station you will find is BP. On their door, you will find a note about the partner who can serve you that Sunday.
You can call: (+30) 2283360100-5
The island of Tinos is subject to the Public Finance Service (DOY) of Syros, in particular, to the Central Tax Service of Syros that is located on 31 Nikiforou Mandilara str., Ermoupoli 841 00
Fax: (+30)2281 087 085
Social Security Services
Ι. 6 Kotsoni str., 84200 – Tinos
You can call: 1555 or (+30) 22830 22270, 24882
Citizens Service Center
You can call: (+30)2283360301
You can call: (+30) 22830 23129
Map & Tinos Trails Maps
Tinos Taxi: +302283022470
In Syros or Mykonos
There is no airport in Tinos due to the morphology of the island, but it is served by the airports of neighboring islands of Mykonos and Syros (20-40 by ferry). Many visitors will choose Mykonos airport over Athens because it is international and the subsequent ferry connection to Tinos is much faster. This is why we deemed it fit to provide useful advice and tips about a layover or stay in Mykonos. We also provide similar information about Syros.
Syros – Ermoupoli
An enchanting town, with impressive neoclassical buildings, marble-paved streets, majestic high-ceiling buildings and countless steps leading to the harmoniously co-existing Cycladic part of the island, Ano Syros, with low-ceiling houses, narrow and labyrinthine alleys that make it unique in the Aegean Sea, if not in the whole country.
It is worth visiting Miaouli Square and the Town Hall that was designed by Ernst Ziller, the impressive Apollo Theater, the mansions dominating the aristocratic neighborhood of Vaporia, the exquisite Orthodox and Catholic churches, such as Agios Nikolaos and Agios Georgios at the highest point of the town, going to Tarsanas and Karnagio to grab a tsipouro, or even literally getting lost in the maze of its alleys and stepping back in time!
Our neighbors’ beaches
Asteria, Vaporia, Agios Nikolaos
A big platform, crystal clear waters, and a view of the majestic mansions in the most beautiful neighborhood of Ermoupoli.
The beaches of Megas Gialos or Agathopes, Galissas are organized, easily accessible and crowded, but really beautiful off season.
From the chapel of Agia Pakou, a path will lead you to a small beach… but it is not for the faint-hearted…
Delfini and Northern virgin beaches of the island
An organized beach with pristine waters, accessible from the nearby fish village of Kini via a dirt road.
A path starts from Delfini leading to the Northern virgin beaches of the island (Varvaroussa, Aetos, Lia, Grammata). The beaches are also accessible by boat that leaves from Kini every day. Due to the difficult access, the beaches are deserted and, therefore, serene and of a wild beauty.
Accommodation in Ermoupoli
Boutique Hotel: Wind tales,
Bed & Breakfast: Habit, Lila’s Guest house
Hotels: Hotel Hermes ***
Diogenis Hotel ****
Restaurants: Agathopes (Posidonia), Perroquet tranquille Restaurant (Posidonia), Peri Tinos (Ermoupoli), Seminario (Ermoupoli), Giosifaki (Vari)
Cafés & Bars: Café Okio bar, Laoutari Cafe, Kouchico, Melikraton Patisserie
Shopping: Kriari Concept Store
If you have to spend one night in the most cosmopolitan Aegean island in order to catch your flight next morning or simply because you want to visit the island for a day, we recommend some places you could visit in order to discover its beauties.
You should know in advance that prices in Mykonos are nothing like prices in Tinos.
That said, a stroll in the narrow white alleys in Chora with the picturesque balconies full of flowers will seduce you. Many famous brands, walking around the windmills and for the end, a drink gazing at the sunset in Alefkandra, Mykonos’ Little Venice; these are only some of our recommendations. Don’t order the usual. Try something different like pig’s head and cabbage, Mykonian meatballs, onion pie, tyrovolia and many more. If you don’t have to catch an early morning flight, you can take a short glimpse of the island’s night life and party till dawn.
Myrsini, Super Paradise, Elia,Kalo Livadi or Kapari, Panormos, Ornos are only a few of the beaches that will take your breath away with their turquoise waters and cosmopolitan character.
If you plan on staying longer, you should go on an excursion to Rinia by boat. You will never forget it!
Affordable accommodation in Mykonos
If you need to catch a flight next morning, you’d better stay near the airport…
Seven, Local Mykonos, Andreas & Maria, Gerasimos’ bakery, Fokos, Nikolas, Kiki’s, Kounelas are only some of the restaurants with traditional cuisine.