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Arnados, with its marble paved square, traditional houses and narrow streets, lies at 9 km from "Chora" on the slopes of Kechrovounio. The church of Analipsiou tou Sotiros dominates the centre. Traditional cafes and taverns abound.

Dio Choria Community

  The village lies at 8 km from the "Chora", on a wonderful site with a view to match and plenty of fresh water. It boasts numerous traditional cafes and taverns. A rather bumpy road leads out of the village to Lihnaftia, where visitors will find a wonderful sandy coast with many taverns.

This mountainous village is situated at a distance of 10 km from "Chora". The famous "rozaki" grapes for the production of raki are grown here. The marble church of Agios Ioannis and the beautiful traditional Cycladic square of Megalocharis draw numerous visitors.


KARYA (Settlement) TINOS
Karyes is one of the most beautiful traditional villages, shaded by many trees.


Moundados is a traditional village with many churches and a wonderful view.


PYRGOS (Settlement) TINOS
This largest village of Tinos, houses the of council of Panormos in its centre. It is one of the most beautiful traditional villages of Greece.

  Tinos is an island of the Cycladic Archipelago. It is one of the most interesting places of Greece, with great natural beauty and interesting folk lore. It is an important religious center, with hundreds of churches and country chapels scattered over the island. It is the most important place of worship in Greece, with the Sanctuary of Evanghelistria, which houses the miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary.
  The island was inhabited from Prehistoric times. During the classical period, Tinos had commercial relations with the other islands and the rest of Greece. Particularly important to the island was the worship of Poseidon, god of the sea. In the 2nd Century BC, Tinos was under the domination of Rome. In 1204, the Cyclades Islands came into the hands of the Venetians and Tinos remained under Venetian rule until 1715. It then became a unique Christian oasis among the Cyclades which were all occupied by the Turks. In 1822, a miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary, dated to early Christian times, was found on Tinos. On that very spot, the Sanctuary of Panaghia Evanghelistria was built to house this icon. Tinos then became a religious centre for the whole of Greece. Every year, on the 15th of August, a very important religious celebration takes place and pilgrims from everywhere come to honour the icon of the Virgin Mary.
  Features of Tinos:
  Tinos is the one of the largest island of the Cycladic Archipelago, after Andros and Naxos, with an area of 197 km2 and a coastline of 114 km. The capital is also called Tinos. The highest mountain of the island is Mount Tsiknias, frequently battered by powerful north winds. According to mythology, Aeolus, king of the winds, lived on that mountain. On Tinos there are some fertile valleys (Livada, Potamia and Agapi) as well as several extremely arid areas, such as the surroundings of the village of Volax, with rounded granite rocks strewn over the barren earth.
  Tinos has important mineral wealth (deposits of chrome, lead, iron, manganese, etc.). The island also produces white and green marble, unique in the world. It was used in the construction of Buckingham Palace and in the Louvre. The Tinians have always been farmers and hanged the aspect of their island at the cost of their unceasing labour. The barren earth turned into fields and the construction of stone walls created arable plots of land for increased agricultural production. Today, of course, tourism is an important source of wealth for its inhabitants.
  The Caves of Tinos:
  Tinos has several interesting caves:
1. The Cave of Gastrion, in Kionia.
2. Mygospilia or Kammeni Cave, a few km north-west of the village of Aetofolia.
3. The cave of Drakolakkos, 4 km west of the village of Platia.
4. The Cave of Voulismeni, 1 km south of Faneromeni.
5. The Cave of Kithara, 3 km north of Voulismeni Cave
6. The Cave of Fournakion, between Cape Papargiros and Cape Axachopos.
7. The Cave of Spilias, between Cape Fero Krimno and Cape Diasphae.
8. The Caves of Krouftes, north of Falatados.
9. The Cave of Mourounia, in the northwestern part of the island.
10. The Cave of Koufangeli, west of the harbour of Panormos.
11. The Cave of Panormos and Kamara, on the northwestern side of the bay of Panormos.

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the University of Patras' XENIOS DIAS website URL below, which contains images.

Tinos Community

  The town of Tinos is called "chora" by its citizens and is a small insular township that began to develop during the period of theTurkish occupation. Upon arriving at the port of Tinos, visitors see two roads. Both of them lead to the cathedral of the Panagia. The one to the left, leoforos tis Megalocharis, is new; the one to the right is the older Evangelistrias street. The Town Hall, the telephone communications building and the Archeological Museum are situated on leoforos Megalocharis. Numerous shops are concentrated on Evangelistrias street. Except for the church of the Panagia, we find many other beautiful churches in the town: the Catholic church of Agios Nikolaos, the church of Kimiseos tis Theotokou (Malamatenia), the church of Taxiarhon, of Trion Ierarchon and of Agios Ioannis. The church of Agios Antoniosis is situated on the way to the port and to Kionia, very near to the old quarter of Palada. This quarter is accurately named for its numerous townhouses (palatia) on the waterfront, while another version has it that its name derives from "palantzes" - scales used for weighing goods. The Orthodox church of Agios Nikolaos is very near to Palada.

Volax village

VOLAX (Settlement) TINOS
This is the most traditional village of Tinos. It is located at a height of 280 m, 3 km from the northern region of Exobourgo. As it is built on different levels, it has a character all of its own. The village owes its name to a few white houses hewn into the surrounding rocks. There is also a small beautiful theatre carved out of the hill with a capacity of 400 persons, where, during the summer, cultural activities are organised.

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