The walks are mostly unsurfaced tracks; Cobbled mule-paths and footpaths.
Start: Tinos Island Finish: Tinos Island
In the morning you take a ferry from Piraeus, Rafina or other island that connects with Tinos and arrive in the port of Tinos. A taxi takes you to the village Falatados in the inner land. It is definitely worthwhile to spend some time exploring the narrow alleys in Falatados and discover this very traditional village in your own way.
You can make a round walk from Falatados. Via a kalderimi you walk to the village Myrsini and descend to the (dry) river bed of the Livada river. You can opt to return from here via another kalderimi back to Falatados and enjoy some free time or you may continue to Livada beach and return partly via the same route.
Challenge: 2 or 5 hours, 4,5 or 12,5 km, 200 or 440m ascent, 200 or 440m descent
Todays walk is a great walk leading you all around the remarkable Exombourgo mountain and along the finest villages of Tinos. On the top of this mountain you find the Venetian Fortress Exoburgo. You walk through valleys and terraced fields, through villages with narrow alleys and along numerous churches and a monastery. In the wide valley between Loutra and Kambos are the finest dovecotes that are so characteristic for Tinos Island.
Challenge: 7 hours, 16 km, 220m ascent, 220m descent
You follow route nr. 5 from Falatados and veer to the north to Volax. This is a traditional village where handicrafts are still being practiced. The village is situated in a peculiar landscape where you see huge round granite stones. It looks like you are landed on the moon here. Then you continue via a surprisingly green stream bed to the charming village Agapi (literally: love). You may walk to Komi either via a bit overgrown kalderimi OR you can opt to walk this traject via the tarmac road. From Kami you climb up to the village of Loutra, where you will find a few old and famous monasteries. Another climb leads you to Koumaros and from there you descend and walk back to Falatados.
Challenge: 6 hours, 16 km, 540m ascent, 540m descent
This popular walk on Tinos offers great views on Tinos town and the south coast. You walk through agricultural fields towards the Exobourgo and then head southwards, descending via old mule tracks. You pass a few remarkable ruins of windmills and then descend via a long kalderimi to Tinos town. The walk is only 3 hours and hence there is plenty of time to visit the lively town of Tinos, dominated by the big church of Panagia. Or you may prefer to go to one of the sandy beach that are near the town.
Challenge: 3 hours, 8 km, 100m ascent, 470m descent
You walk from the marina of Panormos via a gravel road and a kalderimi to Pyrgos. Via marble steps you enter the white village of Pyrgos, which is said to be the prettiest village of Tinos. Marble craftsmen from Pyrgos are famous for their crafts. You may visit the Museum of Marble Crafts in Pyrgos and walk around in the village to admire the marble reliefs on the houses.
On the village square you can opt for a nice coffee in the shade of the 200 year old plane tree. Then you continue your walk via donkey trails to 7 ruins of windmills, situated like giants on the mountain ridge. Then you descend to the quay of Panormos with its sandy beach nearby.
Challenge: 2 or 2,5 hours, 5 or 7 km, 200m ascent, 200m descent
Transfer to the port of Tinos and departure to onward destination per ferry.
All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.
Below you find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, we book a similar alternative for you and inform you about the alternative booked.
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way. If your flight arrives later than 14:30 hrs into Athens airport, you will need to book an extra night in Rafina or in Athens before your ferry crossing to Tinos. If you fly via Mykonos, we can book a hotel in Mykonos for you if needed.
Your first accommodation on Tinos is in Falatados in pension Levkes. It is built in typical Cycladic Style and the rooms are located in separate buildings. There is a big terrace, adjacent to the restaurant. The owners speak only Greek. This is an authentic experience in Greece!
The Vincenzo family offers comfortable rooms with private facilities on a central location in Tinos town. There is also a car rental service, convenient if you book an extra night on this location. There is a nice outside area with a small jacuzzi.
Starting on any day of the week, 1 April – 29 October.
The best time to travel to the Greek Islands is between April and June and September to the end of October. In summer it gets very hot
Best arrival and departure AIRPORTS are Athens and Mykonos
Best arrival and departur PORTS are Piraeus, Rafina, Mykonos and Andros
Arrival in Tinos
You will travel to Tinos Island per ferry. You can arrive at Athens or at Mykonos airport.
If your flight arrives before 14:30 hrs. at Athens airport, you can travel straight away to Rafina port and take a ferry to Tinos on the same day. The ferry crossing is app. 4 hrs.
If you arrive after 14:30 hrs in Athens, you can either book a hotel in Rafina port OR in Athens down town. If you stay in Rafina, you travel on a morning ferry to Tinos. If you stay down town Athens, you may prefer to take the ferry from Piraeus port to Tinos (duration trip 5 hrs).
If you fly into Mykonos, you take a vessel from Mykonos to Tinos. Usually the last possibility is app. 16:30 hrs. Duration trip: 20 mins.
For your return from Tinos, you can travel on a ferry to Rafina (earliest arrival in Rafina at 11:30 hrs) or a ferry to Piraeus (arrival at 19:45 hrs) or a ferry to Mykonos (earliest arrival in Mykonos at 09:35 hrs).
You can book any transfer or accommodation that you need via S-Cape Travel.
We can send you GPS tracks of this trip upon request and after booking.
"Windy Tinos. Hold onto your hat and map!!. Walking in Greek Islsnds in August can be hot madness crowded and usually not recommended, but on Tinos there are no crowds on the walks, the wind offers a welcome break from the sun. And if you want the crowds just head to the town. I really recommend the walk to and from Livada beach, and the day to Agapi and Komi. Take your time. I wish I had spent a little longer exploring the villages. Not forgetting the Levkes Pension. , Simple but everything you need. The food and location make it a great base for exploring"