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7-day guided walking holiday

Explore the “handmade” island of Tinos

Explore the island of Art and Marble, Tinos, Cyclades, Greece, Walking Holidays

Tinos is located on the northern side of the Cyclades, neighbor of Andros. Another perfect destination for your walking holidays in Greece. Picturesque villages, dovecotes, stoned houses, little squares, and churches set everything up on this enchanting island. The villages’ architecture and the local gastronomy make the island stand out among the other Cyclades.

Read more about Tinos 

 
Join us on this walking and cultural holiday. Hiking on the ancient paths we will explore the hidden beauties of Tinos’ delightful nature while we will visit local producers, and wine farms and enjoy real local food!

Let our local guides introduce you to the secrets of Tinos. Our experienced guides are fully First Aid and CPR certified.


Day by Day

Day 1 : Arrival

Arrival day in the morning or in the evening and check-in at the Hotel. Welcome drinks and Greek ‘mezes’ in the evening, first meeting with a little talk about the program

Day 2: Discover the traditional Pigeon Towers and villages

After a delicious and healthy breakfast, we will drive to the village of Kampos and start our first circular walking tour. The day is devoted to discovering the picturesque villages and dovecotes of Tinos. Following the paved trails (kalderimia), we will visit the old villages of Tarabados, the heart of traditional dovecote architecture, Smardakito, Perastra, and Loutra. We will enjoy our picnic en route under a shady plane tree. Transfer back to the accommodation. Evening free to swim, relax and enjoy dinner at the seaside restaurant of our accommodation.
Walking tour is 10 km, and walking time is around 3,5-4 hrs.

Day 3: Explore the granite plateau and the venetian castle

After breakfast we will drive to Agapi Village. This is where we will start our waking tour today.From the picturesque village and the impressive dovecotes and watermills, the trail goes to Volax ,an isolated, small, sparkling white village in the middle of a plateau surrounded by hills of rounded granite blocks.
We continue towards Xobourgo the old Byzantine fort of the island via an old paved path. The view of the Aegean is remarkable. The trail crossing the ancient walls of the island ends in Hora.
Walking tour 10 km, walking time around 4 hrs.

Day 4: Be introduced to Exo Meria in the North

Today we will drive for 40 minutes to the North. The view to the west side with the impressive abandoned terraces and little chapels, the villages Kardiani, and Ysternia, as well as the view to Syros island, will reward you as you are getting to reach Pirgos. The largest village of Tinos is proclaimed as traditional and one of the most scenic spots in the Cyclades. This is where we will start our circular walking tour. This walking route is a combination of the two most impressive trails in the north of Tinos.
The route starts from the village of Pyrgos through an old marble trail and takes us to the outset of Marlas, passing striking terraces to reach the small beach of  Mali.  The uphill climb begins passing through demarcated trails, looking upon the mines of green marble, to take us back to Marlas. From there we start the downhill to picturesque Panormos Bay and then back to Pyrgos.

Walking tour of 10 km walking time around 4,5hrs

Day 5: To the verdant valley of Livada.

With a short transfer from your hotel, we will go on for another beautiful hike which ends to one of the most beautiful beaches of Tinos, Livada beach. The walking tour start from the village Kechros and crosses several traditional settlements reaching the last village before the beach, Myrsini. Taking the downhill trail you will walk through a lush landscape of oak and plane trees and the verdant ravine while from the other part, the arid scenery of the granite rock formations dominates. You will reach the pristine beach having enough time to relax, swim or have a light lunch at the nearby taverna.
It is really worth to continue the rocky trail to the most imposing Lighthouse of the Cyclades, which sets the boundary between Tinos and Mykonos. We will drive back to the accommodation early in the evening.

Hiking tour of 10 km walking time around 4,5 hrs

Day 6 : Free day or optional activities

The morning is free from scheduled activities. You may spend it any way you like. Walk around on your own, swim, sunbathe, relax, go shopping or arrange your own tour to some of the many interesting sites of the island Or why not try an early evening walk (optional)
You can even choose to spend your day on a wine tour or on a cooking class. Ask for more details. 

ΟR you can take one day trip to Delos and Myconos, with an extra charge. 

In the evening Fairewell Dinner in the town to a traditional taverna. 

Day 7: End of program

Depending your departure time you will have a transfer to the port.


Info

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Set Departure

    1 September 2023

  • Persons

    min 2 – max 8

    small group
  • Trip Typ

    Guided Walking Holidays (this holiday can turn into a Self-Guided Walking Holiday) 

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

  • Departure Dates

    Any time between March to November

    PRIVATE TOUR
  • Highlights

    • 4 guided hikes with a nature lover guide
    • A rich variety of landscapes & traditional Greek villages
    • Walk a very well preserved hiking network 
    • Traditional cuisine 
  • Included services

    Ferry Tickets Rafina – Tinos- Rafina (or Piraeus)

    6 night accommodation with breakfast shared in a twin/double room

    4 guided hiking tours

    4 Picnic on route

    Welcome and Farewell dinner

    Experienced local guide

    All necessary local transfers.

    24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advice

    English-French- Italian speaking guide with local knowledge.

  • Not included

    Flight Tickets

    Airport Transfers (upon request)

    Other than mentioned meals/beverages

    Travel Medical Insurance *

    * Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company.

Tinos Churches

Trip details

Transportation: When transfer is needed, we travel by minivan or taxi.

Accommodation: We stay in family-run hotels or studio/apartments in the main towns (all with private facilities).

Food: Every morning we have breakfast and a basket box picnic. (Vegetarians or vegans are welcome. Ask for the special diet menu)

Group Size: 2-8 participants.

The trails offer moderate/difficult level hikes with a minimum of 3,5 hrs and a maximum of 4,5 hours walk.

Participants should be in good physical condition with some experience.

Insurance: Participants should be covered by their own personal travel-health insurance prior to the trip. The personal insurance must at least cover medical expenses.
OFF is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour. 
(See Terms & Conditions)

Things you need to bring :

  • Daypack (approx. 20 lt.)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimming suit

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