Tinos Information: Information about the island of Tinos
Tinos is the most famous island in the Cyclades. Its re-putation has spread during the last years due to its unique lan-dscape, its archeological sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent seas. Tinos is an island that is full of contradictions. The contradicting elements that are apparent in this small stretch of land, give the island a distinct eccentricity. Tinos sways between the traditional and the contemporary, from the simple to the complex, and from the accustomed and unaccustomed elements.
Tinos is composed of two shades: the summer and winter shade. Its summer shade appears to be flashy and wild. The summer sounds are even different, even a loud buzz has something wild, something out of this world to it.
During the winter Tinos is authentic. It is the Tinos of the good old days. Everything changes, the rhythm lowers and the lights turn off.
Whoever experiences a winter in Tinos, will love and appreciate it, because they will have the chance to realize that is it a place full of character.
In spite of all these things Tinos is distinctly different both in summer and winter. The only thing that changes is the scenery. It has charmed many anonymous and famous travelers that have written many valuable descriptions of the island. Nikos Kazantzakis even wrote in Toledo that, " Jerusalem, Tinos, and Moscow are the three cities that amazed him ".
|Tinos is 94 naval miles southeast of Piraeus , with an area of 83 sq.klms and about 80 klms of coastal line.
Small rocky uninhabited islands that are valuable fishing and herding areas surround it. Marmaronisi, Tragonisi and Parsons are some of the most important ones.
The terrain is rocky without many bulges and bays. The winters are mild and the summers are cool.
Someone can reach Tinos either by boat or by air
Someone can reach the island by boats from Piraeus. There are daily scheduled itineraries both in the morning and afternoon that take four hours to reach Tinos and there are also the Catamarans that take two hours.
Port Authority Piraeus: 010 4226000-6
Also scheduled boat lines depart daily both morning and afternoon from
Rafina. The duration of the trip is three and a half hours. There are also Flying Dolphins that leave from Rafina and the duration of the trip is only 1 ½ hour. There are also Catamarans leaving from here.
Port Authority Rafina: 028940 28888, 02940 22300
Tinos is also connected on a daily basis with the rest of the
Cyclades. It is also connected with Skiathos, Thessalonica, Crete and the
Dodecanese. Port Authority Tinos: 02830 22348
Someone can be serviced daily by air through the airport of
Mykonos. The airport of Mykonos services internal airlines and
also international Charter flights. From Mykonos the coastal
connection with Tinos is daily and the duration of the trip is ½ an
hour. You can reach the airport of Syros , by the daily morning
flight and take the afternoon boat to Tinos . The duration of the
boat trip is approximately twenty-five minutes.
You can get information at the local Port Authorities and Travel
The connection with Piraeus, Rafina, Andros, Syros and Mykonos is
frequent throughout the whole year.
Internal Transportation :
Busses service daily the following areas
- Triandaros, Dio Choria, Arnados, Monastery of Kechrovounio, Falatados, Steni, Mirsini
- Mountados, Karya, Tripotamos, Ktikados, Xatzhrados, Kambos,
Smardakio, Skalados, Koumaros, Xombourgo
- Kardiani, Ysternia, Pyrgos, Marlas, Panormos Bay.
- Loutra, Krokos, Agapi, Komi, Kalloni
- Agia Varvara, Agios Ioannis Porto
These areas are serviced throughout the whole year.
- From the middle of June until the middle of September there is also a bus towards Kionia, while the bus that services the route towards Kalloni also goes to the bay of Kolibithres.
The frequency of the trips varies by season. Information Bus Terminal KTEL: 02830 22440
There are also many taxis that operate throughout the accessible road network
Information KTEL (BUSSES) : 02830 22440
First Aid: Heath Center : 02830 23781
Pharmacies: 08230 23888, 02830 22272, 02830 22213
Police: 02830 22255
Port Authorities: 02830 22348
Telephone company OTE: 02830 222499
Post Office ELTA: 02830 22247
Taxis: 02830 22470