Discover the Villages of Tinos

Discover the historic and fascinating villages of Tinos Island, many of which offer a reprieve from the summer heat! Close to the main town of Tinos is Dio Choria, meaning "two villages." Here you can enjoy the breeze and traditional Greek coffee in the shade of the plane trees surrounding its picturesque squares. This village is one of the most beautiful and pleasant in the Cyclades.  

Next, head to the white-washed and hilly village of Triantaros. As you meander through its narrow streets and duck under stone awnings, you'll enjoy incredible views of the Tinian countryside and coastline. The neighboring town of Armados is an excellent place for lunch or a snack. If you're in the area after 4 PM, you can visit the nearby Monastery of the Virgin Mary (Kechrovouni), one of Greece's most important pilgrimage sites.

If you're up for a bit more exploring, continue to Tripotamos, meaning "three rivers." Enjoy the unique architecture and tour the Tripotamos Folk Museum. Then, as you make your way toward Ktikados, stop at the Halaris Workshop. Ktikados is also a great option for lunch with its charming traditional taverns.

In the summer, you can visit the Ursuline Convent at Loutra. Established in 1862, the convent brought girls from across Greece to explore different educational opportunities, including vocational tracts like carpentry and loom weaving. The schools operated for over 130 years, until 1993. Today, the convent houses the Folklore Museum, but you can also visit the old dormitories and view artifacts.

Lastly, pay a visit to the Costas Tsoclis Museum, dedicated to the work of the famous artist and housed in the former primary school of Kambos, the village that is very close to some of the most impressive dovecotes.

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