Cultural Foundation of Tinos


This excellent cultural centre in a handsome neoclassical building on the waterfront houses a superb permanent collection of the work of famous Tinian sculptor Yannoulis Chalepas (1851–1938). A second gallery has rotating exhibitions. Musical events are staged here in summer.

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1. Tinos Archaeological Museum

0.33 MILES

Along with the usual huddle of headless torsos, this museum has a collection that includes impressive clay pithoi (large Minoan storage jars) and a mosaic…

2. Church of the Annunciation

0.45 MILES

Tinos’ religious focus is this large church and its icon of Our Lady of Tinos. It was uncovered in 1823 in the ruins of a chapel beneath the current…

3. Sanctuary of Poseidon & Amphitrite

1.04 MILES

From the 4th century BC to the 3rd century AD, the area adjacent to the beach at Kionia (3km northwest of central Hora) was a major religious sanctuary…

5. Agios Stefanos

9.67 MILES

Only 500m north of the New Port, this narrow but popular curve of sand is backed by tavernas, restaurants and hotels. You can walk here from Hora in 40…

6. Museum of Marble Crafts

9.77 MILES

On the slopes above Pyrgos, this outstanding, modern, well-curated complex creatively explains the quarrying and sculpting techniques that have been used…

7. Museum House of Yannoulis Chalepas

9.84 MILES

This absorbing museum lets you see the troubled sculptor’s rooms and workshop as they once were. The ticket includes admission to the neighbouring Museum…

8. House of Comedians

10.74 MILES

The re-erected Doric columns here once formed a colonnade around the atrium of a large villa, which takes its name from a painted frieze featuring actors…