Geography

                      • Tinos, with an area of 197 km² is the third largest island in the Cyclades after Naxos and Andros, according to the Hydrographic Office of the Navy and the fourth one after Paros (according to the NSSG).
                      • It belongs to the northern Cyclades and lies between Andros, from which it is separated by the Strait (length 0.5 nm) and Mykonos, from which it is separated by the Strait of Mykonos (length 11 nm).

Morphology

                      • It is generally mountainous and barren with its highest mountains being that of Tsiknias (729m) in the Southeastern part of the island, the Pateles (616m) in the western section, Kehrovouni (604m) with the Monastery of the Assumption and Xobourgo (540m), north of Chora.
                      • You won’t find any forests or large plains. The largest flat area is located in Komi, in the plain of Kolympithra and the most fertile valleys are those of Livada, Potamia and Agapi.

Population

                      • The population of Tinos is 8,590 (census 2011).
                      • In 1856, the island numbered 21,873 inhabitants. Within five years, the population decreased by half, which is justified by the building boom in Athens, basically prompting its famous in Greece -and not only- Tinian artisans in internal migration.

Climate

                      • The prevailing temperatures range between 10°C and 35°C.
                      • Sunshine is increased throughout the course of the year. It is no coincidence that research by U.S. scientists showed that the area with the most sunshine in the planet is Psathonisi, an islet near Delos located a few nautical miles from Tinos.

Name

                      • The origin of the name of Tinos has had different interpretations and has been attributed many aliases
                      • Explore Tinos and find your secret interpretation