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Architecture of Tinos

In the section of Architecture in Tinos, you will find presented architectural and decorative elements that you will meet in most parts of Tinos. It is these elements that give the island its unique “color”. It is the link with the past, part of the tradition that reflects the hard work of locals and their aesthetical criteria. The beauty of the landscape was an experience, revealing the temperament of the people living on this island, which is present on every facet of their daily life. Not content with using their hands only to create something just functional, but always committed to their aim- seeking the Beautiful.

The Lintel

Lintels (skylights or fotothyrides) are very common elements in the traditional Tinian buildings. Placed over the doors and windows and, beyond their functional role to improve the lighting and...

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