Tinos and Mythology: According to mythology, the renowned sculptor of antiquity, Phidias, taught the locals the secrets of his trade. Their skills are on show in churches, fountains, arches, and pigeon lofts.
What to Expect on Your Visit to Tinos
Tinos, nicknamed the “handmade island” by philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis, is one of the Cyclades’ burgeoning island attractions. A wonderful trip for nature lovers, architectural and art enthusiasts, and foodies! It is the birthplace of famous Greek marble carvers such as Gyzis, Lytras, Chalepas, Filippotis, and Sochos. The artisans were well-known for their work, which helped elevate the island’s marble-carving legacy to new heights.
You will love your excursions to the magnificent beaches and the attractive 40 or so towns created in the traditional architectural style of the region. Its culture and delicious cuisine, as well as the manner of life of the residents, will leave you speechless.
Traveling with family
There are so many reasons to travel, and even more so when you have kids. For us, summertime is the perfect opportunity to explore new places together as a family. We love island hopping around Greece – it’s the perfect way to see lots of different places without having to spend hours on a ferry or plane. And, of course, the islands are absolutely breathtaking.
We always make sure to pack light so that we can move around easily, and we always bring our swimsuits so that we can take advantage of every opportunity to cool off in the Mediterranean Sea. The kids love running around on the beaches and exploring all the different rocks and shells.
Traveling is such an important part of education; it broadens your perspective and helps you understand different cultures. It’s also just a lot of fun! We bond so much as a family when we’re exploring new places together, and we always come home with lots of great memories.