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Tinos Gulet Charter Guide

Tinos is one of the most fascinating, yet less «known» islands, located in the northern Cyclades area, between Syros, Andros and Mykonos. For the Greeks, Tinos Island is associated with the Church of Panagia Megalochari (Mother of God of Great Joy), whose icon is venerated by thousands of Christians flooding the church each year on August 15th, in order to pray and seek spiritual guidance and consolation.

Although Tinos is well known as a religious centre, there are also areas of natural beauty and great sights which remain unknown to most of its visitors, since most people settle for a single-day pilgrimage trip. There are picturesque villages and you will find the typical Cycladic landscapes in the inland, mainly mountainous, with traditional communities, the famous dovecotes and lovely country chapels. In the 8th century BC, Tinos was a colony of Eretria town and later of Athens. From 1207 until 1390 it belonged to the Gizi family and later passed to Venetian rule. The island has a long tradition in marble sculpture craft and painting. Many famous sculptors and painters of modern Greece came from Tinos. The island area is 194.5 sq. km, the coastline is 114 km and there are 8,500 residents.

The capital of Tinos Island used to be a typical Cyclades town that changed in recent decades due to the construction of many modern buildings. However, the historic town centre possesses remarkable Cycladic architectural patterns and numerous small churches.

It is built around the port where the Megalochari route begins and ends at the imposing church of Panagia tis Tinou. On the right side of the street there is a carpet lane reaching up to the churchyard, to facilitate the pilgrims who arrive at the Church on their knees, fulfilling in this way their vow to the Mother of God.

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