Sailing Holidays in Tinos

Sailing Holidays in Tinos

Tinos is the third largest Cycladic island after Andros and Naxos and a very interesting place to visit. One can enjoy its unspoiled architecture, picturesque villages, beautiful beaches and its traditional culture and way of living that has been going on through the years.

The shrine of the Holy Church of Panagia Evaggelistria of Tinos is the most important orthodox shrines of pilgrimage in Greece. The pan-hellenic festivities in honor of Virgin Mary on August 15 are accompanied by other festivals like those in Tsikniás and Exómbourgo and the gastronomic feasts involving artichoke and raki in Falatádos and the festival of honey in Kámpos.

This island is the homeland of renowned artists of marble carving such as Gyzis, Lytras, Chalepas, Filippotis and Sochos, who have been the last to have held the baton to the island’s marble-carving tradition. According to legend, the famous sculptor of the ancient times, Fidias, had taught the secrets of his art to the locals.