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Experiences

LOCAL TIPS IN TINOS
Tasting some of Tinos traditional dishes and sweets, e.g. louza, fourtalia, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes, pasteli made of sesami and honey served on a lemon leaf as well as a variety of handmade sweet preserves

Swimming at the remote beach Apigania and the wild Livada with the white sea-washed rocks and the beautiful pond with the friendly ducks

Crossing the steep course in the north part of the island from Aetofolia to Pyrgos; the landscape is wild but very impressive

Gazing at the beautiful dovecotes in the valley of Tarampados and the old wind mills that are scattered all over the island

Visiting the picturesque and exotic village Volax, this natural museum of geophysical art with the giants round rocks

Walking through the white washed streets and the picturesque arches of Falatados with the blossomed parterres

Walking through the secret paths from the city of Tinos to Ktikados, Triantaros and Exombourgo

Diving at Kolympithra and gazing at the imposing view of Drakonisi in the bay opposite

Exploring the handicrafts of artistic Pyrgos 

EXOMBOURGO
On the giant rock of Exombourgo with the huge marble cross that lights every night you will find the ruins of an ancient town and a castle which for 500 years has been used as a fortress of resistance against Turks and other invaders.

The crumbling walls of the fortress and the deserted church of Aghia Eleousa betray the significant history of the place.

KARDIANI
19 klm away from the city and hooked up on a mountainside, this green and full of water springs village offers an amazing view to the boundless blue, gazing from its balconies Syros and the Aegean archipelagos.

Leave your vehicle at the entrance of the village and walk to the central square with the tall cypress trees and the lake with the marble frogs. There you will find the Catholic church of the Virgin Mary with the carved hearts on its bell tower and a few metres away the Orthodox marble-made church Aghia Triada.

PYRGOS
27 klm far from the city, Pyrgos is one of the largest and most beautiful villages of the island. The village is known for its workshops and ateliers of marble sculpture, the house and the museum of the famous sculptor Giannoulis Chalepas, the house of the painter Nikiforos Lytras, the marble street signs and its picturesque square in the centre where you can rest underneath the aged platan and taste traditional handmade sweets!

Do not forget to visit the Art School of Marble Sculpture, which since 1956 operates as a generator of art and civilization, as well as to go for a walk few kilometres away to the picturesque harbour Panormos from where the boats departed loaded with marble and baskets from Volax.

VOLAX
2 klm far from Exombourgo, the beautiful and picturesque Volax emerges surrounded by huge round granite rocks that are scattered in a unique moonlike landscape!

There you will find houses built on giant rocks, knitters of handmade woven baskets, a folklore museum of traditional arts & handicrafts, marble shaped tablets, and a small stone theatre in the entrance of the village which during the summer hosts great theatrical shows.

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