The Marble Crafts Museum of Tinos is just outside the village of Pyrgos. It presents the history of marble crafting on Tinos from the ancient years until today. Tinos is an island with rich marble quarries, with many great local marble sculptors, like Giannoulis Chalepas. The museum is the first of its kind in Greece. Visitors can see all the tools that artists were using during the years. Also at the outdoor exhibition is a hoisting machine for blocks of marble, a trolley for the transportation of marble from the quarries to the workshops and finished and unfinished marble works.
Panormos is a small fishing harbor within a large bay on the north-east side of the island provides some protection from the meltemi (the Etesians) but it is not comfortable because of the swell. But within this bay there is much better shelter in Agia Thalassa.
Right under Kardiani village, the quiet little port of Exo Meria with the deep blue embrace of the Aegean Sea as well as the pebbles, gathers mostly families. On the advantages of the beach, you may include the taverns where you can have a meal or dinner of maritime influences.
The cherished seaport of Kardiani (13km from Chora), next to Agios Petros beach. Exotic moments with crystal, shallow waters, shady tamarisks all along, relaxation in chaise lounges under the rattan umbrellas and cocktails or raki from the Kardiani Kalyvia beach bar; always in speed and at your disposal, the beach bar supplies you with snacks, juices, coffees, cocktails and raki directly at your chaise lounge.