Once famous for its religious significance, Tinos has developed a faithful following for its other miracles – food, hiking, surfing and wild beauty – making it one of the up-and-coming stars of the Cyclades islands.
The wonder of Tinos isn’t only the miraculous icon of the Virgin, which gave this island its fame. It’s the wild beauty that excites you: rocks eroded by the wind, beaches with deep blue water and traditional Cycladic villages that climb up the hillsides.
A thousand more miracles are waiting to be discovered on this island that is part of the Cyclades but just a short ferry ride from Athens. You will find beaches for relaxing or sea sports like scuba diving and surfing, an abundance of local delicacies and the unexpected sights of lunar landscapes and, each August 15, pilgrims making their way up to Our Lady of Tinos on their knees.
All around Tinos are 750 chapels and churches (Catholic and Orthodox), 600 ornate dovecotes, 34 settlements and the Temple of Poseidon, where the ancients were purified before they visited the sacred island of Delos. Once you get to know Tinos, you too will become a believer.
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