“Imprisoning” a special world
“Imprisoning” a special world
Enjoy your holidays in the picturesque island of Tinos and discover the island’s beauties as you are staying in a comfortable private villa. Stonehouse Villa is what the name suggests and so much more! Just built in 2016 using materials from the island, like wood and stone, Stonehouse villa is a four bedroom independent house in a quaint and tranquil location, conveniently close to both the beach and the Chora of Tinos! Stonehouse villa is ideal for friends and families and people who seek for a modern-day living in a traditional and absolutely elegant villa!
Welcome to Pelias LIFE IN BALANCE, a center built with love and care in the Cycladic way. The center offers creative and therapeutic activities for the body and soul.
Dough & Shaker is the brand new all-day space in Pyrgos. Its doors have just opened, in April, 2016, while it is found aside from the busy square, at the main road after the parking and is waiting for you, from the morning till late at night with coffees, food and drinks.
Something’s new at the impressive, marble adorned square in Pyrgos village. Markos Valakas, born and raised in Tinos, after 40 years of absence abroad, returns to his homeland wishing to give life to his dream.
Really close to Yannaki bay, Dinos waits for you at his balcony which sees directly to the Aegean sea. A traditional tavern with family atmosphere and savors that lead you straight to the sky thanks to Antonis Vamvakaris cooking skills!
Having produced 20.000 bottles per year with a potential to reach shortly 30.000 bottles and many international articles, the time is ripe for the « Tiniaki Ampelones» have gained the position richly deserved in the worldwide wine community.
36 years ago, Kollarou family decides to have a lifetime change, leave Athens and return to the homeland. Later on, they create NOUFARA pastry shop, first in partnership and afterwards in family, thanks to the father’s great experience, who had worked for the best pastry shops in Athens (Serafidis, Toulipa, Delis, King’s George hotel etc.) as well as the mother’s silent support. Nowadays, the children are responsible for the shop while the parents remain important helpers in every endeavor.
Our deliberate decision of only using indigenous Greek grape varieties led to the selection of those that adapt perfectly to our island’s terroir.
Giorgos Foskolos and Fragiskos Amoiralis count more than 30 years of “pastry-making” presence in the island. In 1975, they leave Athens behind to move to Tinos and together start Mesklies, aiming at making people’s lives as sweet as they can.
The idea of Volacus Wine first started in 2010, when the first vineyard was planted in the area of Gardari, in Falatados village, by the Tinian Michalis Kontizas.
At the doorstep of Pyrgos, a stopover in Vernadados is a must. Homeland of the painter and icon painter Nikos Gaitis, the village is as pretty as a picture. Traditional houses, trees and foliages, a well and Saint Fanourios Chapel are only a few of the attractions you should visit. In the village the first sewing school was operated for girls who wanted to be dressmakers.
Man, in his effort to face the changes that surround him, makes his on history. Freely but within a rather determined framework and with little deviation ability. In our villages, Marla, Mamados, Ismail, Kato Marla, the majority of people were marblers, quarriers, seamen and much fewer were farmers and breeders. They were people progressive, restless, open to innovation. They were rapidly taking in anything new and foreign that the migrated marblers in Black Sea and Middle East as well as the seamen from their long journeys were carrying. In this way, a radical, innovative and creative society was formed in the geographical limits of the Edging Parts of Tinos. The vital economical and geographical limits of the Edging Parts are determined in the northwest part of the island and are distinguished from those of Pyrgos by the conceivable line that begins from Ligostamata position in the southwest coasts of Tinos, leaves the top of Petala in the north and descends to Agia Moni. From there it goes on to Kato Marlas and in the bottom of Kyra Kseni and the Monastery and then, following the foothills of Profitis Ilias (shelters), ends up to the bay of Ornon.
There are so many things that can be written about Pyrgos. It is the village where the Panormos School of Fine Arts has been situated since 1956. Another attraction of the village is the Museum of Marble Crafts of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation. So it is considered to be the keystone of marble sculpture, painting and art history. As homeland of many famous marble sculptors like Giannoulis Halepas, Nikiforos Litras and Giannis Gaitis, it was the leader in the utilization of the white and green marble ledge which exists in the area. Crests, carved signs, fountains, tables and many others are among the things you’ll come across wandering in Pyrgos, finding out the biggest part of its history.
One of the most picturesque fishing villages, it was going to play in important role in the development of maritime and trading since the old times. In the port of Panormos, green marble was loaded coming from the quarries of the area and it was transported to the rest of the country. It’s one of the most beautiful touristic attractions that cast a spell on anybody visiting the area with its picturesque bay and the delicious tastes and flavors coming from the taverns nearby. The beaches are ideal as the north wind does not affect Aghia Thalassa and the tamarisks use their shade to cool Richard.