Tinos Sightseeing Tour

$ 82.41 / AED 302.44 per person

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the holiest shrine and most popular pilgrimage site in all of Greece
  • Get an up-close look at the local traditions of basket making and marble working

Activity Schedule

12:45pm

Overview

The island of Tinos is notable for its artistic flair, its venerated church, and its astounding natural beauty.

Follow the path of pilgrimage to the Evangelistria church, the holiest shrine in all of Greece, which attracts thousands of devotees each year.

See the hilltop convent of Kechrovouni and climb to a summit on Mount Exobougo, where villages of old white stone and bays scooped from shimmering coastline provide a perfect photo opportunity.

Visit a basket weaver’s workshop in Volax and admire the handiwork of local artisans in Pirgos, where some of Greece’s most finely-crafted marble pieces originate.

Enjoy coach views of marble villages that arise from verdant hills, walk through a lemon orchard where the fruit is transmuted to gold under a Grecian sun, and stop in the Bay of Panormos for a seaside lunch.

Board your boat that will take you to Tinos, where you will board an air-conditioned coach for a drive over the big pilgrim avenue to the most famous church of Greece, Evangellistria he route of pilgrimage, to the Evangelistria church, the most revered religious shrine in Greece. An icon depicting Mary kneeling in prayer is believed to be the work of Saint Luke and to have miraculous healing powers.

Next stop is the nunnery of Kechrovouni, where shoulders and arms should be covered before entering. Built on a steep slope in the 11th or 12th century, the convent is a powerful site steeped in legend. After this you will head towards a picturesque village of Ktikados where you will have lunch at your own expense at a local tavern. Here we will stop for a photo stop . All throughout the tour you will be accompanied by a guide.

Then you will make your way to the historic mountain of “Exobourgo”. Ascend to the historic mount of Exobourgo, the hallmark of Tinos, where you can snap a magnificent panoramic shot of the island.

The tour continues with a stop in the village of Volax, where you will visit a basket maker’s workshop and watch the craftsmen ply their trade. The tour continues through the fertile plateaus of Komi, the agricultural center of the island, where you will stop for a photo opportunity in the midst of its arresting lemon orchards. Forge ahead to the marble village of Pirgos, where you admire the work of local marble artists, who are among the most renowned in all of Tinos.

Further head towards the Valley of the Pigeon Houses, where the fanciful miniature towers of a thousand pigeon houses look out over massive mountains and spectral coastline and grave yard made of marble art. We will stop for a coffee break. Stroll through the village of “Tarambados” and enjoy the beautiful site of the pretty setting of the old Venetian pigeon houses. Afterwards we drive back to Tinos town where we have free time before meeting at the port and returning to Mykonos.

INCLUSIONS

Return boat tickets Transportation in an air-conditioned coach in Tinos Experienced guide

Exclusions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off Transfer to Yacht Club Refreshments and lunch

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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