TINOS, the island of artists

TINOS is a Greek island of the Aegean Sea and the fourth in size among the Cyclades. It has a land area of 194 km2, 52 beautiful villages and a population of 10,000 inhabitants. Tinos island is located 64 nautical miles SE from Rafina, at SE of Andros and NW of Mykonos. Tinos is connected via a regular transportation network with all the main ports of Athens by ferries and highspeed boats (connections from ports of Rafina, Piraeus and Lavrion). It is also connected with most of the islands of Cyclades. In addition, Tinos can be easily reached by air via the international airport of Mykonos thanks to the frequent and short sea connection between the two islands (20 minutes by high-speed).

Tinos is an island of superb beauty, with traditional, picturesque villages, genuine architecture, unspoiled beaches with crystal clear waters, green fields with rocky footpaths and world known chapels and monasteries. The great variety of landscape of Tinos is unique in the Aegean Sea, while the island has retained its particular character and identity.

People call Tinos "the hidden gem of the Aegean" due to the beauty that the island generously offers! It is of no coincidence that many artists, writers and philosophers have chosen to live in Tinos Nicknamed as the 'Island of Artists', Tinos is unique among the Aegean islands for its rich cultural heritage. Painters Nikolaos Gyzis and Nikiforos Lytras (masters of the 19th-century Greek art movement known as the 'School of Munich') and sculptors Yannoulis Chalepas and Dimitrios Filippotis stand out among the most notable representatives of the islands' age-long artistic tradition. Marble carving/decoration and stone sculpture hold a special place in the history of Tinos since the Venetian rule (17th c.). The expertise of Tinian marble masons was renowned in Greece, Asia Minor, the Balkans, south Russia and Egypt.

Classical, religious, folk and contemporary art are presented through a large number of cultural associations, art galleries, museums and festivals in Tinos. In the village of Pyrgos there is a School of Fine Arts that specializes in marble sculpting. Tinos has more than 600 Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches and monasteries, Tinos is famous throughout the Greek Orthodox world for its reputedly miraculous icon of the Panagia Evangelistria (Our Lady of Good Tidings) held in the Church of the Megalochari, the centre of a yearly pilgrimage that takes place on August 15.

The vivid cultural life, the well-preserved architectural heritage and the unspoiled natural beauty of the island attract artists and intellectuals but also travellers who seek a vacation experience away from massive tourism.

Tinos island is the perfect destination for couples, families and friends, who want to experience its unique Cycladic grace.


Artistic decoration, traditional style, stone made walls, private pools, fully equipped kitchens, and all the modern amenities complete the exquisite style of Tinos Habitart vacation villas.


TRIANTAROS VILLAGE

TINOS HABITART is located in Triantaros, a traditional village at an elevation of 326m and a distance of 6 km from the town and port of Tinos.

This amphitheatrically built village with its breathtaking southwest view over the Aegean, has some of the best renovated houses in Tinos and constitutes a prime choice for Greeks and foreigners who dream of having a house on the island.

Triantaros is renowned for its excellent stonemasons and we take pride that our buildings bear the signature of these exceptional craftsmen.