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Introduction

As the closest inhabited island to Mykonos - just 20 minutes apart by high speed ferry - you could expect some of Mykonos glitz and glamour to have rubbed off on its neighbour. But thankfully not! Tinos remains blissfully under the radar to foreign tourists and as traditional and Greek as they come. 

Tinos is not, however, unknown to Greeks. In fact it is one of the more visited islands, famous as a religious centre, and thus welcomes considerable numbers of Greek pilgrims who come to visit its imposing church at the top of the town, especially on 15th August when many crawl the 800m up the hill from the port on their hands and knees. Tinos thus makes a decent living from domestic tourism and has not seen the need to go down the Mykonos route. This for us is a good thing!

But there is far more to Tinos than that. The island is known for its many villages (over 50 and often cited as collectively the most beautiful of any Greek island), its windmills, its dovecotes and marble sculpture. Tinos has some fine beaches, a rural hilly interior good for walking (see tinostrails.gr), a growing reputation for its cuisine and a bustling characterful main town. There is a bus service but we think car hire is required to explore the island properly.

Tinos has much more to offer than many better known islands and combines particularly well with Andros and Syros (day trips are also possible) - and even Mykonos if you'd like a complete contrast!

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Getting to Tinos

Flight to Mykonos from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Manchester (other regional flights may be available). Ferry transfers available. Tinos can also be served via Athens.

Multi-Centre Options

Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and Folegandros are easy to combine as are Andros and Syros. Other than from Kythnos, they also have high speed ferry connections to the Eastern Cyclades (Santorini, Ios) plus in season (early June to midSeptember) Naxos, Paros, Amorgos and Koufonissi. 

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We do not employ our own representatives on Tinos and transfers are unescorted. Our hotels should be able to give any information required. We do have a local agent on most islands for assistance and also our main agents in Athens can always be contacted if required.

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Average flight times

3 hours 45 minutes

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Dudley Der Parthog

Having been at university and unsure as to what to do following some temporary jobs, Dudley joined the family firm as a brochure packer in 1979. In those days distribution was from the office premises and Sunvil was just beginning to grow again, following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the company’s major destination, in 1974. He was then made responsible for travel agency sales. In due course he took over the running and brochure writing for the Sunvil Greece programme and the contracting of accommodation. He is now a director of the company and is the most knowledgeable and experienced member of the Greek team. He mixes work in administering the programme with taking reservations and he particularly enjoys tackling complicated and well nigh impossible itineraries.

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