Anessa and Stamos had organized a big celebration consisting of beach parties and elegant reception in the woods, on the amazing island of Tinos.
Anessa and Stamos had an amazing wedding at pictureusque Tinos.
Tinos is renowned for its striking villages but at the same time, it’s hard to choose which one to visit.
is a must-see village located in the centre of the island. Enjoy the traditional architecture of the houses and the stunning view of the turquoise hues of the sea below. Walking around its charming alleys you’ll discover the locals’ love for art as well as their welcoming hospitality.
Pay attention to the beautiful fountains and the staggering decorative lintels (resembling needlecraft) all made of marble, which lends this stone and marble village (materials from the surrounding area) a one-of-a-kind character. Stop by Agia Triada Church (Holy Trinity) as well as the church of Genesiou Theotokou (Birth of the Virgin Mary) and take a look at its fountain. Don’t miss the traditional kafeneio (cafe).
Leaving Kardiani behind, you’ll come across the charming town of Isternia
– home to marble craftsmen – on the Meroviglia slope with spectacular views. The village is located on the western side of the island 20km from Chora town. Wander around the alleys of Isternia where you’ll see marble workshops as well as the Isternia’s Artists Museum. Marble-paved streets will lead you to the inner village where you’ll admire two-storey houses with marble lintels, charming courtyards and astonishing arches. The village of Isternia is famous for its mind-blowing view of the Aegean sea and the neighbouring islands. There is a single road that leaves the village behind and reaches the sea at Isternia Bay, which is a renowned destination with a beach, accommodations and fish tavernas. This marble road is also appreciated by hikers.
is one of the largest villages on Tinos Island. This year round busy town is home to the Art School for Marble Sculpture as well as the Chalepa Museum and the Museum of artists from Panormos based around the central square. Take the road down to Panormos, a fishermen’s village.
The town of Volax
is definitely the most attractive one on the island. It has a unique landscape thanks to the big granite boulders that surround the village, which makes it ideal for climbers to explore. We suggest you visit in the afternoon to enjoy one of the most astonishing sunsets on the island.
Tino’s highest village, Arnados,
is located on the south flank of Mount Kechrovouni. Visit the Monastery, and the Church museum, see the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and enjoy the local cuisine. Don’t leave the area before paying a visit to the monastery of Kechrovouni (10th century), a big structure that looks like a fortified village.
is a village surrounded by olive groves and gardens filled with artichokes, citrus fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a walk up to Agios Zacharias church.
The town of Komi
marks the beginning of a fertile plain that stretches down to the sea. Two churches and picturesque squares adorn each of the two entrances to the village. From here you will find a trail path that will lead you to the neighbouring Perastra town.
All little picture-perfect villages are somehow connected with paths ideal for hiking lovers. When you have finished exploring the villages, visit the island’s beautiful beaches, enjoy the sea, the sun, the charming landscapes and other interesting sights on the island of Tinos.
The religious celebrations in honour of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15th are accompanied by other festivities such as Tsiknias (the leavetaking of the Dormition, the mother of God, held nine days after); Exοmbourgo (a religious feast in honour of Jesus); as well as the culinary feasts featuring: artichokes and raki in Falatados, and honey in Kampos.
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