Y. Skoulas

Beaches of Tinos

Get ready for a swim at some of the most impressive beaches in the Aegean.

Tinos is an island dotted with beaches for all tastes; Cosmopolitan, solitary, family, alternative, with amenities or not, with thick or fine sand, pebbles, and many more. During summer, you are bound to spend some of your time swimming, diving or just laying under the sun in some of them. There is a great variety of choices, from desert beaches with absolute silence to cosmopolitan ones with beach bars and activities to have some fun.
Discover each and every one and you will be definitely rewarded.

Agios Ioannis, Porto, Agios Sostis, Agios Romanos, Agios Fokas and Kionia are just some of the beautiful and calm beaches the coastline of Tinos is dotted with. Clear-watered and soft-sanded, these beaches provide perfect places for relaxation. But when visitors have to choose just one, they tend to prefer Pachia Ammos, a wonderful thus very popular beach in the South.

Kolimbithra is a natural seawater basin with two sand-covered beaches. The smaller one has deckchairs and umbrellas, a volleyball net, freshwater showers and WCs.

Once used by the marble exporters, the harbour of Panormos is today a popular excursion destination. It is a picturesque spot with colorful fishing-boats and sandy beaches. Out in the bay, there is an impressive rock called “the planet”.

On the warm, south side of Tinos, directly under the spectacular village of Kardiani there is an elongated pebbled stretch of beach, called Ormos Yannaki, with sunshades and wonderful views of the neighbouring island of Syros.

Finally, Ormos Isternion is a small scenic port with adjacent pebble seashore and fishermen’s huts along the water’s edge. A two-minute walk will bring you to a sandy beach well protected from the wind.

Koumelas and Mali are two beaches in the North that, apart from being gorgeous, they are always well-protected, even when the winds are harsh. In any case, ask the locals which beach to swim at should the winds be strong.

The only thing that might spoil your plans to swim is the summer wind of the area, called meltemi (annual wind). If you notice that the wind is in a wild mood, before… charting your course, we suggest you consult the locals; they will love to advise you and to find the perfect shelter for you! When you have enough swimming and sunbathing, you can embark on sightseeing. Lucky you, the island is pregnant with interesting, beautiful, and important sites.