THE CONCEPT - Vacation houses with traditional island style and modern amenities in a special place that combines holiday relaxation with culture.
Nikos and Chrysanthi, the owners/constructors, have created a small settlement that includes vacation villas for rent and a group of neighbouring traditional buildings where are hosted cultural events and activities.
The private rental houses have dimensions and internal spaces that match those of typical island houses. The indoor and outdoor spaces are decorated with authentic traditional furnishings and incorporate marble/stone artwork crafted by traditional and contemporary Tinian artists. The rental villas are equipped with every modern convenience for pleasant year-round accommodation and are functional for short or long term rental. Panoramic sea view, private swimming pools, stone made walls, decoration inspired by the island’s architectural heritage and ultimate comfort characterize the supreme style of Tinos Habitart vacation villas.
The complex of the traditional buildings include a replica windmill and a dovecote -the island's most characteristic architectural typologies, a renovated traditional hut called keli in the local idiom (meaning “cell”), and an olive mill that houses original machinery used to make olive oil, wine, tsipouro and raki (grape distillates). This group of buildings forms an open-air folk museum and also serves as exhibition grounds. Cultural events like art exhibitions by Greek and foreign artists, concerts, and science lectures are hosted in these buildings. A nearby chapel decorated with frescoes completes the picture.
All the structures of the settlement are aesthetically uniform but yet distinguished individually. Built by local stonemasons, using exclusively natural materials (local stone), they blend harmoniously with the natural Cycladic environment and the nearby village. This hospitable environment is created with love and attention in detail and guests enjoy high accommodation standards.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our buildings and we are therefore delighted to see that local authorities use them as fine examples of the island's cultural heritage. Information and pictures of our houses can be found on the website of the municipality of Tinos as well as on displays of the local transport service and the maritime company Blue Star Ferries. The rental houses of TINOS HABITART have also been featured in a TV5-Monde production as a typical example of the ideal Mediterranean home.