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Terrific, tremendous Tinoa is a perfect 10

Boasting plenty of broad, sandy beaches and countless coastal fishing towns, Tinos is a charming Greek island known for its numerous windmills, a wealth of art and history museums, and the Renaissance-style Church of Our Lady of Tinos. A short ferry ride from the round-the-clock party atmosphere at Mykonos, Tinos offers a more laid-back take on the Mediterranean lifestyle, and it's a noted center of both Catholic and Orthodox populations. With a Tinos vacation rental, you'll be close to the island's major landmarks, including the Tinos Marble Craft Museum and the Venetian ruins at Exomvourgo.

Things to do

Tinos—more than just another pretty beach

Sure, it's got beaches and scenic vistas, but Tinos is also teeming with culture and history. At the Tinos Marble Craft Museum, you can see some of the finest examples of marble sculpture from around the region, as well as exhibits about the history of the craft. If you're feeling outdoorsy, you can hike to the top of the rugged Exomvourgo mountain, where you can explore the ancient ruins of a Venetian town and fortress. At the Church of Our Lady of Tinos, you can get a firsthand look at the church's sacred—and allegedly miraculous—icon, the Megalochari.

Activities

Make a pilgrimage to the beaches of Tinos

With more than enough sandy coastline to go around, soaking up the sun on one of Tinos's countless beaches should definitely be a top priority. At Isternia Beach, you'll find a secluded spot for swimming and sunbathing. Or, for a more lively beach experience, you can head to the popular Agios Ioannis Beach, where you'll find sunbeds, umbrellas, and activities like beach volleyball. A major religious destination, Tinos sees an annual pilgrimage every August, during which crowds of Orthodox Christians crawl on their hands and knees from the island's main port to its iconic Marian shrine.

Weather

You'll be blown away by breezy, balmy Tinos

Tinos has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, relatively wet winters. Average highs climb to about 82 degrees in July and August, and the island's noted for the strong, warm winds that blow between May and September. Winter temperatures are on the cool side, with moderate rainfall and average highs peaking around 59 degrees in December, January, and February. While summer is certainly the busiest time of the year, the island's mild climate makes it a popular year-round destination. You'll find that prices on Tinos vacation rentals don't change too much from one season to the next.

Natural features

From sandy shores to mountain peaks, Tinos has it all

The landscape of Tinos is strikingly varied, and you'll find a number of diverse ecosystems throughout the island. On the coast, you'll find sandy beaches and rocky shoreline along the Aegean Sea, while the interior features brush-covered mountains and gently sloping hills dotted with carved stone terraces. The 2,460-foot peak of Tsiknias mountain is the highest point on the island, though the more central Exomvourgo mountain features a steep, rocky cliff face. A short drive from your Tinos vacation rental, you can scope out the bizarre, barren boulder fields around the village of Volax.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tinos

The nearest airport is in Mykonos (JMK-Mykonos Island National), located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Ermoupolis (JSY-Syros Island National), which is 14.2 mi (22.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Tinos?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 919 vacation rentals near Tinos. From 245 Houses to 525 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tinos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tinos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tinos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Church of Panagia Evangelistria: 1,600 vacation rentals
  • Sanctuary of Poseidon: 1,615 vacation rentals
  • Museum House of Yannoulis Chalepas: 608 vacation rentals
  • Archaeological Museum of Tinos: 1,597 vacation rentals
  • Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary: 1,551 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tinos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tinos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 245 Houses in Tinos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tinos include:

  • Villas: 525 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tinos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 489 vacation rentals with pool available in Tinos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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