Tinos is an island of great historical and religious importance. It has more than a thousand churches and temples, most importantly the church of Megalochari. It has also museums and other historical sights that will excite those who love history. And as an island of course it has dozens of blue beaches that will be unforgettable. Aeolos Bay is located in the center of Tinos just a few steps away from the church of Megalochari and from the beach of Agios Fokas and promises to give you an unforgettable and hospitable stay. Starting from our hotel you can explore the diversity of the island, visit the imposing churches, the picturesque villages and relax on the wonderful beaches of the island. Gastronomy and arts are the heart of the culture of Tinos. You will have the opportunity to try the traditional recipes, to enjoy activities close to nature such as hiking, climbing or surfing and also join training workshops like marble sculpture.

Panagia Tinou

The Church of Annunciation (Panagia Tinou or Evaggelistiria) is one of the most important religious centers of Orthodoxy worldwide and the most frequent pilgrimage destination within Greece. The island of Tinos is inextricably linked to the Church of Virgin Mary (Panagia). Whoever has the experience of visiting it, can understand how deep is the relationship between Tinians and the church and what’s more, how strongly they believe and how deeply they love Panagia. In place of the Church of Evangelistrias, there existed a Byzantine church of St. John the Baptist, which, as it was said, was burned in the Saracen pirate raids, while, in antiquity, the ancient temple was dedicated to Dionysus.

Zohodohou Pigis Church

In the Zohodohou Pigis Church, known as Evresi (=Discovery), you can see the exact point where the Sacred Icon was found. During excavations for Finding the icon, they discovered ruins of an ancient temple and they decided -even before finding the icon- that a church should be built in that location. The Holy water is flowing from a fountain located in the church, beside the point where the icon was found. In the church baptismal fonts (two for infants and one for adults), hundreds of baptisms take place, each year. In the middle area of the Evresi Church, part of the earlier church of St. John the Baptist still exists. On January 30th, the Finding of the miraculous Icon (the custom of Fanarakia-Lanterns) is celebrated.

Cultural Foundation of Tinos (I.TI.P.)

Polymereio”, the beautiful, renovated neoclassical building of 1925, houses the Cultural Foundation of Tinos. The Cultural Foundation of Tinos was founded in 2002 by the Panhellenic Holy Foundation Evangelistria, by which it is financially supported. The purpose of this institute (I.TI.P) is the research, study and promotion of the history, art, culture and tradition of Tinos.

Archaeological Museum of Tinos

The Archaeological Museum of Tinos was built in the 1960s at the expense of the Archaeological Society, on the main road of Chora leading to the church of Our Lady of the Annunciation (Panagia). Until today, the architectural structure is kept intact, with the museological data of that era bringing up interesting and “nostalgic” memories.

Temple of Poseidon and Amfitriti

The establishment and expansion of Temple of Poseidon and Amfitriti dates from the period of domination of the Macedonians in the Cyclades (4th century BC). The sanctuary gaining nationwide fame and culminating in the 3rd century was a magnet for pilgrims, even beyond the boundaries of Greece, such as southern Italy, Asia Minor and Africa.

Museum of Icons and Religious Relics

Museum of Icons and Religious Relics: its exhibition of icons includes icons (mostly 17th century. – 19th c.) from churches of Tinos and other areas. The oldest Icons of the exhibition are those of “Panagia Perivleptos” (14th c.) and “Panagia Galaktoforousa” (15th c.) while of special interest are the icons that were painted by F.Kontoglou and N. Lytras.


There are many beaches in Tinos. Some are secular and organized, suitable for families and some others are more secluded and quiet. Whatever you prefer, Tinos will satisfy all tastes.

Kionia beach

Kionia beach is situated close to Chora, it lies approximately 3km west, and is one of the largest beaches. In Kionia, there is the ancient Temple of Poseidon and Amphitriti.

Agios Sostis

Agios Sostis is located in the southeastern part of the island, it is about 5.5 km from Chora. The church of St. Sostis dating from the 19th century. Fun for the kids diving off the pier.

Agios Fokas

Agios Fokas is the beach of Chora and is one of the longest beaches of Tinos. That part at which the esplanade ends is called Vrekastro. On the mountain on the right of the street there is the archaeological site of Vryokastro where one can find ruins of prehistoric acropolis of the island.

Pahia Ammos

Pahia Ammos is located in the southeastern part of the island, it is about 8.5km from Chora. On the left side of the beach a dune is formed, and it has a large flat expanse of sand and is ideal for playing games in the sand.


Livada is located in the northwestern part of the island, it is about 19km from Chora, and is one of the most impressive beaches of Tinos, of wild beauty. Characteristic of the beach: the big waves formed by blowing winds. Discover the painted and, faded from saltiness, figures on the rocks.


Kolymbithra beach is located in the N section of the island, it is about 15 km from Chora. Kolymbithra bay has two beaches. Mikri Ammos is the more narrow part of the marine basin. It’s sandy, with deep waters. Megali Ammos, much longer and wider is also sandy, with deep waters and underwater currents.