Tinos is the only sheltered harbor in the island. It is a large commercial port with frequent ferries charging in and out. Visiting yachts normally berth stern/bows-to, using their anchors, in the small basin to port on entering the inner harbor.
The holding is good in mud and depths at the quay here are around 3.0 meters. Shelter is excellent in the prevailing winds, which tend to blow a yacht off the quay, but gusts will be experienced in winds above force 6.
The basin is also subject to regular ferry wash and it is advisable to pull well off and use snubbers on your mooring lines if at all possible. Water is available on the quay (at a charge) and there are a total of six electrical connections distributed between two stanchions at either end of the quay.
Saint Pelagia of Tinos, a Greek Nun saint, the one that has helped- through her visions- the discovery of the sacred icon of Panagia of Tinos. This icon is one of the most sacred, venerated icons of the Holy Mother, all over Greece and, maybe the most famous pilgrimage that is dedicated to Her Grace, each year on the feast of Her Dormition on August, 15th.
“Godfather” of the rather leeward large sandy shore at the southern part of Tinos (11km away from Chora) was the chapel of the left side of the bay. Nature has endowed the beloved of the Tinians with shady trees, crystal clear, emerald waters and unobstructed sight of Syros.