Top things to do

Top Choice Church in Hora (Tinos)

Church of Panagia Evangelistria

Tinos’ religious focus is this neoclassical church and its icon of the Virgin Mary. The hallowed icon was found in 1822 on land where the church now stands, after a nun in Tinos, now St Pelagia, was visited by visio…
Top Choice Museum in Tinos

Museum of Marble Crafts

On the slopes above Pyrgos is the outstanding Museum of Marble Crafts, a modern, well-curated complex that creatively explains quarrying and sculpting techniques. It includes films and beautifully illustrated displa…
Top Choice Greek in Tinos


Go to Ormos Isternia, a stony beach set among plunging hills south of Pyrgos, if only to eat here. The seafront taverna crafts local cheese, tomatoes, wild artichokes and the like into veritable works of art and has…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Hora (Tinos)

Itan Ena Mikro Karavi

Named for the opening line of a well-known children’s tale (‘There was a little boat…’), this elegant indoor-outdoor eatery serves Greek fare with creative Mediterranean flair. Dishes like slow-cooked pork and rabbi…
Gallery in Hora (Tinos)

Cultural Foundation of Tinos

This excellent cultural centre in a handsome neoclassical building on the southern waterfront houses a superb permanent collection of the work of famous Tinian sculptor Yannoulis Chalepas. A second gallery has rotat…
Cafe in Hora (Tinos)


This harbourfront cafe here does a fine line in breakfasts, but it’s the delectable sweets of the patisserie that catch most people’s eyes. From homemade ice cream to traditional sweets like liknaraki (sweet cheese …
Taverna in Hora (Tinos)

To Koutouki Tis Elenis

This colourful, rustic little place is on the narrow taverna-packed lane veering off the bottom of Evangelistria. The menu bursts with local flavours. Try fresh cheeses, fish soup, artichoke pie or the delicious fri…
Taverna in Tinos


Volax is a scenic hamlet about 6km directly north of Hora, surrounded by low hills festooned with hundreds of enormous, multicoloured boulders. The taverna Volax serves reliable Tinian favourites like wild artichoke…
Seafood in Hora (Tinos)


The owner grills out front of this friendly, rustic spot, tucked away at the southern end of the harbour. It specialises in seafood. Try smoked fish dip and anchovies wrapped in vine leaves, or splurge on lobster sp…
Museum in Tinos

Costas Tsoclis Museum

Kambos sits on the top of a scenic hill surrounded by fields and is home to the Costas Tsoclis Museum, home to works by the renowned contemporary artist. Tsoclis is an internationally recognised contemporary artist.