Tinos has three ports, one for passenger speed boats, and two for ferries and high-speed boats which carry passengers and cars to other ports, including Mykonos (35 min), Piraeus, Rafina, Andros and Syros. There is a heliport some 2 kilometers from Tinos town.
Tinos is famous for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria with its reputedly miraculous icon of Virgin Mary that it holds. A yearly pilgrimage takes place on the date of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (15 August, "Dekapentavgoustos" in Greek). There is a lot to see in Tinos: 80 or so windmills, about 1000 artistic dovecotes, and 50 active traditional villages of which Kardiani, Ktikados, Mperdemiaros and Triantaros are the most beautiful. Tinos has avaried and extremely interesting landscape. The area around the village of Volax is a surreal and very unusual landscape with giant boulders some the size of multistory buildings. The village of Pyrgos is the birthplace of important Greek painters and sculptors, there is a well-known school of sculpture and the local museum houses several works.
Last but not least there are many beautiful beaches to swim and enjoy the sun, from the shores of Panormos and Kolimbithra on the North Shore to Kionia, Agios Yannis, Portos, and Agios Sostis on the Southern Shore.
The famous island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece, inhabited today only by ancient monuments, can be visited by boat on a one day trip.
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