Tinos is an island notable for the large and imposing temple dedicated to Panagia Evangelistria. However, Tinos is also a Cycladic island with exceptional beauty and beaches with crystal clear waters that worth visiting. It is half a mile from Andros and five miles from the coast of Mykonos. Having rented a rib boat, Tinos Island is ideal for excursions.
As in most Cycladic islands, Tinos has many beaches and secluded coves for swimming that can only be assessed by a rib boat. You will visit the Aspros Gialos, Pahia Ammos, Kolimbithra and Livada. Then you can go to Kionia, Kalamia and Agali which are sheltered and calm beaches.
The island has characteristic terrain morphology. Most of its part is inclined, so that the fields form terraces of dry stone walls. The seabed is also rocky with many caves that host fish shoals with many fishes. Having rented a rib boat, you can explore all aspects of the island.
The main products of Tinos are vegetables and fruit, the main representative of which is the wild artichoke. Caper, mushrooms, diktamo, thyme, oregano, prickly pears, sage and chamomile are grown in the island. Its dairy products like local cheese, Kopanisti and Tinos gruyere, anthotyro and malathouni are also famous. Of course you will taste the local raki, of excellent quality, which necessarily accompanies all social events of the residents. Dried tomatoes and caper are always available in a Tinian dining table, as they are basic ingredients of many traditional recipes.