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About Tinos

Famously the home of the Church of Panagia Evangelistria — the Greek Orthodox equivalent of Lourdes — peaceful Tinos also boasts some of the most graceful architecture in the Cyclades. A wonderful destination for cultural and heritage aficionados, it’s also a tranquil escape for beachgoers and ramblers. There is a small selection of great accommodation options; our pick of the best places to stay in Tinos is a particular boutique favourite.

Most visitors base themselves in the town of Tinos — also called ‘Hora’ — which doubles as the island’s main port. It is here that the neoclassical Church of Panagia Evangelistria, housing a sacred statue of the Virgin Mary, can be found. The church’s roots are fascinating, with archaeological excavations revealing that this spot was previously the site of temples to Poseidon and Dionysos, before that of a Byzantine church. There’s no shortage of history in the present-day church’s three museums, but the main draw is the icon of the Virgin Mary, draped in jewels and believed to have healing powers.

Venture beyond the town to discover the island’s quiet villages, dotted amongst its rolling, terraced hills and undulating coastline. A strong tradition of sculpting has existed since the Venetian era, and you’ll spot ornamental elements to the homes and buildings of whitewashed villages as you wander. Discover more about this art at the Museum of Marble Crafts, or simply soak it up on guided walking tours before tucking in to delicious Greek lunches and dinners. Kick back in Livada beach, or return to your pick of the best places to stay in Tinos to relax poolside, within sight of the sea.

The Best Places to Stay in Tinos

For Boutique Chic

  • Aeolis Tinos Suites boasts chic, contemporary suites with white and grey interiors accented by warm yellow and green tones. The views are sensational — as is the gourmet fare. Unwind in the pool after exploring the island. Very romantic.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Athens International Airport, as Tinos does not have its own airport. Travel by bus or taxi from the airport to Rafina Port, and hop aboard a ferry to Tinos from there.
  • There's lots to see if you're happy to explore Tinos independently! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 32°C between June and August, which is also peak season. Winters are mild, with temperatures hovering close to 16°C even in December. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you'll also find great hotel deals.



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Best Hotels in Tinos

  • Eleana Hotel Tinos from £76

    Learning  -  Join the celebrations of Agia Pelagia, Evresis, & the Novena of Virgin Mary, experiencing the island's festive spirit firsthand
    Local exploring  -  Dive into history as you explore Tinos Town's landmarks, including the Church of Kechrovouni and the Monument of Elli
    Other Activities  -  Indulge in the golden sands and crystal-clear waters of Tinos's pristine beaches like Agios Fokas and Agios Sostis
    Foodies  -  Explore the area's rich culinary heritage with Tinos Food Paths, where local flavours and traditions come to life
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    A charming family-run hotel steps away from Tinos Town. Thoughtfully laid out rooms make the most of their size with clever design and chic interior touches - think hanging lamps, trapeze style clothes hangers and meticulous en suites. A shared lounge and warm hospitality complete the picture. See More

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  • Lithos Luxury Suites Tinos from £101

    Cycling  -  Embark on a cycling adventure through picturesque landscapes, discovering hidden gems and charming villages along the way
    Great walks  -  Unleash your inner adventurer with a thrilling hike along the scenic trails of Exomvourgo, offering breathtaking vistas
    Museums  -  Explore the island's heritage with a visit to the Archaeological Museum, just steps away from Lithos Luxury Suites
    Romantic Break  -  Private suites adorned with Tinian marble, and a serene pool area perfect for unwinding with handcrafted cocktails
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    White on white elegance and luxury in Tinos's vibrant heart. Suites adorned with Tinian marble offer a haven of comfort, each boasting Cocomat mattresses and some with private jetted tubs. Indulge in farm-fresh breakfasts by the pool, surrounded by art from local talents. An enchanting escape. See More

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  • Living Theros Luxury Suites Tinos from £102

    Wine tasting  -  Indulge yourself with exquisite flavours of Tinos wines, embarking on a journey through sun-kissed vineyards & ancient wineries
    Active Holiday  -  Exhilarating adventures from scuba diving in the Aegean Sea to horse riding through rugged terrains, an unforgettable getaway
    Local exploring  -  An authentic island escape amidst lush landscapes and captivating history, perfect for exploring hidden gems
    Climbing  -  Conquer Tinos's cliffs and mountains, where breathtaking vistas reward climbers with unforgettable panoramas
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    Escape to a hidden gem in Kardiani Village on Tinos Island. Boasting spectacular sea views and authentic village life, experience an idyllic stay set amidst rugged landscapes. Suites and houses offer chic interiors, whitewashed walls and personalised service. Timeless elegance meets Aegean allure. See More

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  • Aeolis Tinos Suites Cyclades, Tinos 17 rooms from £146

    Romantic Break  -  Lovely accommodation in a divine spot with fabulous views and gourmet cuisine — perfect for a romantic getaway
    Foodies  -  Zoga Restaurant has a well earned reputation as one of the best on the island
    Total relaxation  -  Feel a million miles away from your worries at this tranquil spot
    Great walks  -  Wander around the island getting your bearings or stroll along the coast at sunset and take in the wonderful views
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Aeolis Tinos Suites enjoys a quiet location on Tinos. It offers a variety of rustic-style suites with plenty of exposed stonework, contemporary furnishings and fabulous views. Relax by the pool and spend your days tanning, or head off exploring the island. A superbly relaxing spot. See More

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  • Infinity View Hotel Tinos from £220

    Local exploring  -  Explore Tinos's traditional settlements, farmhouses & art-filled villages, immerse yourself in its rich folklore & architecture
    Great walks  -  Explore the island's hidden gems with a leisurely stroll to Stavros beach or Kionia beach, where the crystalline waters beckon
    Total relaxation  -  Indulge in a serene experience amidst Cycladic elegance, rejuvenating your senses in the tranquil confines of the spa
    Snorkelling  -  Dive into the azure waters surrounding Tinos on a guided snorkelling excursion, discovering vibrant marine life
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    A sleek 5-star haven, steps from Chora's delights. With Scandi-sleek interiors, bask in the warm glow of impeccable design infused with Cycladic charm. Unwind by the infinity pool or indulge in spa delights. Every suite tells its unique story, promising a stay as unforgettable as the Aegean sunset. See More

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  • Diles & Rinies Lagades, Tinos 8 rooms from £286

    Hotel Entertainment  -  Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Agios Fokas beach, just a leisurely stroll away, for a refreshing swim under the Greek sun
    Families  -  Spacious villas with a plethora of activities for kids, from swimming to creative play sessions, lego, and inflatable pool toys
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the sacred icon of the Virgin Mary at Panagia Megalochari church, a spiritual pilgrimage site revered by Greeks
    Foodies  -  Enjoy Tinos Food Paths, from quaint taverns to hidden gems as well as good wineries and breweries
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Discover the allure of this private estate on Tinos Island, where luxury meets personal service. With eight spacious villas, each boasting hotel facilities, including a poolside restaurant and wellness kiosk. Chic décor and stunning sea views set the vibe, offering a truly tranquil retreat. See More

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