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Secrets of TINOS

a safe and sacred haven

Anneke Kamerling • Boek • paperback

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    Secrets of TINOS is a very detailed English travel guide about the beautiful Greek island of Tinos.
    This beautifully illustrated travel guide pays extensive attention to the island's history and many points of interest, but also covers topics that usually receive little or no attention. The book contains various routes, where you are guided around the island in a personal way.

    The Secrets of Greece's TINOS travel guide will certainly contribute to making your stay on Tinos an unforgettable experience!

    Have a look at the preview at: https://secretsofgreece.net/travel-guides/images/previews/tinos_GB_preview_compressed.pdf

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    Binding : Paperback
    Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
    Formaat : 148mm x 210mm
    Aantal pagina's : 72
    Uitgeverij : ITTS
    ISBN : 9789490845360
    Datum publicatie : 04-2021
  • Inhoudsopgave
    Welcome to Tinos
    Map of the island
    Good to know from A to Z
    Where to find Tinos and how to get there?
    Transport
    The capital Chora
    Northwest Tinos
    Southeast Tinos
    From south to north and back again
    The mythology of Tinos
    The history of Tinos
    Sights and museums
    Architecture
    Churches and monasteries
    Geography and geology
    Caves
    Flora and fauna
    Beaches
    Sport in brief
    Music and dance
    Entertainment
    Panigiria
    Food and drink
    Crash course Greek
    Tinos websites
    Postscript
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Welcome to Tinos!

Tinos belongs to the Cyclades archipelago and is located between the islands of Andros and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea. It covers an area of 195 km². The interior is mountainous with the highest peak being the Tsiknias (727 m), which can be seen from almost anywhere on the island.
The rugged landscape is occasionally interrupted by small green oases. The many characteristic pigeon houses are striking. There are 64 traditional picturesque villages, which are relatively close to each other.
The island has about 8,500 inhabitants, of which about half live in the capital Chora. The population today increasingly lives on tourism, but agriculture, livestock, and fishing are still an important source of income for the Tinians. However, the main source of income is the service sector, not to mention marble extraction and processing. Tinos' green marble has been quarried since ancient times and was used in, amongst others, the construction of the Louvre in Paris and Buckingham Palace in London. The island has been known for years as an artist's island.
Chora is the island's capital. It is a pleasant place where the typical Cycladic houses are interspersed with modern new constructions. The centre is dominated by the Panagia Evangelistria Church, which makes the island the religious pilgrimage site of Greece and attracts many domestic and foreign visitors each year.
The island has many beautiful sandy and pebble beaches along the entire coastline.
In ancient times, Tinos was called 'Ophioussa' ('ophis' = snake) because of the large number of snakes on the island. According to mythology, Poseidon sent the snakes off the island and to show their gratitude, the islanders built a temple for him in Kionia. In mythology, the island is referred to as the seat of Aeolos, the god of the winds.
The history of Tinos traces back to prehistoric times. In addition to ancient remains, numerous chapels and some beautiful churches and monasteries from the Byzantine period have been preserved.

Tourism on Tinos started several decades ago. There are hotels and apartments in class A to E. Furthermore, the island has good eateries and a pleasant nightlife. The season (June-September) is short. Out of season, museums, eateries, and tourist shops are closed.
The lovely beaches, the picturesque villages, the unspoilt nature, and the fascinating sights make the island an ideal place for the holidaymaker. ×
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