The island farmhouse it is 5 min away from the beach in a beautiful orchard
Maria & Roz Mari Vidali
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About Maria & Roz Mari Vidali
I am an architect and designer. I love travelling either abroad or at places of natural beauty in Greece. Very often I am visiting my birthplace, Tinos, an island in Cyclades. Hospitality has always been extremelly important for Cycladic culture and we always loved at home offering hospitality. I love music and good food -my family produces fruits and vegetables and the marmelades, vine and other delicatessens at the house are all made by them. I really do hope that you enjoy your stay in Tinos and see you again.
Why Maria & Roz Mari Vidali chose Tinos
The island farmhouse, located in the coastal area of St. Romano, 100 meters away from the sea and 5,5 km away from the port, offers to its guests a connection with nature and its products, but also a beautiful view to the house gardens and the sea.
What makes this House unique
Our guests can visit all the garden area that surrounds the house and pick and enjoy any fruit or vegetables from our organic garden and orchard. In the garden area there are a few storage houses, but also the space where we are make our wine. our guests are always offered bottles of our wine and the traditional raki.
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At the beach of Agios Romanos there is a small taverna and a beautiful cafe where you can have snack, salads etc. Close to Agios Romanos there are beautiful beaches to visit such us Apigania, Isternia, Kolibithra and very picturesque villages such as Kardiani, Pyrgos, Panormos and so many others a bit further away ( 20 - 30 min by car) where to all of those there are wonderful tavernas_ this is why we suggested that at least for a few days it worths renting a car unless you would wish a total rest on Agios Romanos beach.
The new port of Tinos is the place where the visitor will find facilities and services, which are often found in a small town. The local hospital, police station, most schools and museums, bars and restaurants are located at this area of the island. Thousands of tourists visit Tinos every year, since the island is well known as a national pilgrimage too. Most visitors of Tinos come from Greece, France, Switzerland and Germany and often they buy their own property on the island.
In Tinos there are archaeological and historical monuments in many different locations of the island. Some of the best locations to visit close to Chora is the ruins of Poseidon temple, the historical church of Virgin Mary and the art gallery. Also someone can visit the archaeological museum and the Halepa’s museum (I.T.EP), where often exhibitions are hold. Generally there are many beautiful monasteries such as the monastery of Kechrovounio, also ruins such as the Exombourgon medieval castle and beautiful outlying chapels in the countryside. During summer time someone can enjoy activities such as scuba diving, sailing and wind surfing, while in the winter time there are climbers and hikers. Tinos is suitable for tracking and country walks through magnificent pathways where visitors can see watermills and windmills and can also discover unique geological places such as Livada and Volax. The highest mountain on the island is Tsiknias at 750 meters hides the quaint area of Livada. In the summer there is a cultural festival organized by Tinos Municipality with many theatrical, musical, art performances and exhibitions. Also a well established Jazz Festival at the end of August has always his permanent followers.
There are wonderful beaches on the island surrounded by different landscape and local characteristics. Close to the port area Aghios Sostis, Aghios Fokas and Kionia there are three of the organized long and clean beaches of the island. Stavros, Aghios Romanos, Kolympithra, Hysternia, Aghia Thalassa, Rochari are beautiful beaches located close to small touristic areas still holding a pure local character. Livada beach is well connected with the area of a special phenomenon of granites on the island. There are many more beaches for someone to discover such us Santa Margarita, Apigania, Apothikes and many others.
Tinos has 45 different villages, most of them built during byzantine and medieval times. Some of these villages are big enough so as to have their own school and local facilities.The smaller villages use the facilities of bigger villages or those at the port of the island.
Tinos landscape is a composition of natural, cultivated and private land, also outbuildings such as threshing floors and windmills. On the two hundred square kilometers of the island there are approximately seven hundred and fifty chapels, which reflect both of the religious traditions, Orthodox and Catholic, which coexist on the island. Both religious traditions renew the community’s bonds during their festivals, while a local indigenous tradition is created strongly linked with the history and the customs of each place.
On the island there are approximately 10.000 inhabitants, half of them living in Chora and the other half on the villages of the island . The landscape of Tinos offers a unique combination of different sort of places and natural characteristics, such as traditional villages, local architecture and beautiful countryside. A visitor can taste the local cuisine, which is delicious, in the village’s local tavernas. Some of the local dishes and recipes, is Tinos’ cheese, louza, artichokes, capers, local honey and traditional omelette (fourtalia). Also at the villages for those who enjoy the arts, especially marble sculpture, a village to visit is Pyrgos. Pyrgos is full with small marble studios, a place where someone can also find a school of fine arts and a marble museum. Certainly someone will enjoy the hospitality of the locals, especially those who live on the villages.
Unique medieval villages, beautiful pigeon houses and wind mills, Venetian churches and extraordinary stonework and marble work consist the architecture of the island.
History of the island
Tinos Island was named after its first settler, Tinos. In ancient times it was called “Ofiousa” or “Hydrousa”, due to the large amount of snakes and the abundance of running water all a