Tinos is a beautiful island in the Cyclades, renowned for its religious pilgrimage as well as for its impressive landscapes, rich culture, and great food. On Ferryhopper you will find ferry schedules to Tinos from Athens, the best island-hopping options from Tinos and information about the island and what to do there. Book ferry tickets to Tinos at the best prices!
Ferry schedules and tickets to Tinos
The island of Tinos is located in the north of the Cyclades complex, between Andros and Mykonos. Tinos is well connected to the ports of Athens with daily ferries from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus, and with few ferry connections from the port of Lavrion. The location of the island makes it ideal to travel by ferry to nearby islands of the Cyclades such as Andros, Mykonos, Syros, Naxos, as well as to Santorini, Ios or even to Crete! Tinos is a great destination for holidays as well as for island-hopping in the Aegean sea - on this page, you will find more useful information about Tinos to easily plan your ferry trips in the Greek islands!
Ferry from Athens to Tinos
Tinos has frequent ferry connections to the ports of Athens, throughout the year, while during the summer there are both high-speed and conventional ferries that cover the Athens - Tinos line. The main departure ports from Athens to Tinos are Rafina and Piraeus. The port of Rafina is the most popular choice for travelers to Tinos as the ferry trip is shorter and the port of Rafina is located closer to the Athens International Airport. Departing from the port of Piraeus is better if you are in the Athens city center or if you are arriving in Athens from mainland Greece by bus or train.
Ferry from Rafina to Tinos
There are daily ferries connecting the port of Rafina in Athens to Tinos during the whole year. In the winter there are approximately 2 ferries per day traveling to Tinos while in summer months when the demand is higher, the ferry connections Rafina -Tinos increase to up to 6 ferries per day. The distance between Rafina and Tinos is 118 km (63 nautical miles) so the ferry trip can be from 1h 50 min to 3h 50m.
Find more information about the ferry route Rafina - Tinos on our dedicated pages.
Ferry from Piraeus to Tinos
Tinos has a good ferry connection with the port of Piraeus in Athens throughout the year. During the winter there is at least 1 conventional ferry per day traveling to Tinos in about 4,5 hours. In the summer there are also high-speed ferries from Piraeus that take approximately 2,5-3 hours to arrive in Tinos.
The ferries that operate on the Piraeus - Tinos, and Rafina -Tinos routes usually have a garage so they offer the option to transfer your vehicle. Since this is a popular itinerary that passes from a few different islands in the Cyclades we recommend that you book your vehicle ferry tickets as far in advance as possible!
Ferry connections from Tinos
Located in the north of the Cyclades, Tinos is in a perfect location to explore nearby islands such as the cosmopolitan Mykonos and the historical Andros. Particularly during the summer months, there are many ferry connections from Tinos to its neighboring island of the Cyclades as well as further away to Santorini, Crete or the islands of the northeastern Aegean.
Ferry from Tinos to Mykonos
The ferry connection from Tinos to Mykonos is a very popular one, particularly in the summer months. The distance between the two islands is just 20 km (10 nautical miles), so the ferry trip can be from 20min to 35min. The short ferry trip duration allows even for a day trip from the relaxing Tinos to the party vibe of Mykonos. In the summer there are at least 9 ferries every day serving the Tinos - Mykonos crossing, while in the winter there are around 3-4 ferries per day.
Ferry from Tinos to Andros
The port of Andros is located 57 km (31 nautical miles) away from the port of Tinos, so the ferry connection between the two islands is easy and frequent throughout the year. You can travel from Tinos to Andros by ferry in 1,5 hours with conventional ferries or in 55 min with a high-speed ferry.
Island-hopping from Tinos
Tinos has a great location for island-hopping in the Cyclades and its port serves many ferry connections with islands of the Aegean, primarily in the summer months. From the port of Tinos, you can travel by ferry to Syros in just 30min, to Naxos, Paros in less than 2 hours while during the summer months there is a direct ferry route from Tinos to Santorini. You can also travel from Tinos to Mykonos and from there take a ferry to Heraklion (Crete), Ikaria in the northeast Aegean or the islands of the west of the Cyclades like Ios, Milos, Folegandros.
On the Ferryhopper Map of Ferries, you can see all direct and indirect ferry connections from Tinos, to organize the perfect island-hopping experience in the Greek islands!
Port of Tinos
The port of Tinos is located in the southwest corner of the island and it's just 5min drive from the main town (Chora) of Tinos as well as the famous church of Panagia Evangelistria. You can also walk from the port to the main town (15 - 20 min), take a bus or taxi. Here is some useful information for your ferry trip to Tinos:
- Tinos Port Authority: (+30)2283022220
- The island has a regional hospital and several smaller medical centers across the island
- You will find banks and ATM in the Tinos Chora or the port.
- There are supermarkets and smaller local shops across the island
- You can find gas stations on the main roads from Chora to the villages as well as few scattered throughout the island
What to do in Tinos
Tinos is a Cycladic island with breathtaking sceneries, picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, great local food, and a long cultural history. Ths island has been best known for years for its Orthodox pilgrimage to the Church of Panagia Evangelistria ('Our Lady of Tinos'), on the 15th of August and the 25th of March, which is indeed a great celebration for the island and definitely an interesting tradition to experience. Tinos' religious and cultural traditions, along with its delicious food and beautiful routes to the beaches and the mainland will fascinate you and make you want to return to this island again and again!
Beaches in Tinos
Tinos has many beaches that can satisfy all different tastes. The island can be quite windy during the summer months so make sure that you check which are the quiet and windless options across the island. If you like watersports though the wind can be your best ally in Tinos as the island has one of the most famous beaches in Greece for surfing: Kolybithra, located in the north side of the island. Here are some of the best beaches in Tinos:
- Agios Ioannis
- Agios Petros
- Agios Romanos
- Agios Fokas
- Pachia Ammos
Transport in Tinos
The island of Tinos has a good road network across the island. There is a local bus service (KTEL) that offers daily routes to the main island beaches and villages. You can find more information about the bus schedules in Tinos at the port or main town.
Tinos is also great to drive around so we highly recommend that you bring your vehicle to Tinos or you rent one on your arrival to the island. If you are planning to visit Tinos in the summer make sure that you reserve a place for your car or motto to Tinos as soon as possible, because the garage places may sold out quickly. On Ferryhopper you can find all ferry ticket types and book cheap ferry tickets for your vehicle!
Sightseeing in Tinos
The famous monastery of Panagia Evangelistria is one of the main sightseeing attractions of Tinos, throughout the whole year, with its impressive architecture and view. The island of Tinos though has a long cultural history in literature, fine arts, and crafts (marble sculpting, ceramics, architecture), so you should definitely explore the following:
- Panagia Evangelistria monastery ('Our Lady of Tinos')
- Archaeological Museum of Tinos
- The museum of the sculptor Giannoulis Halepas
- The museum of Tinian artists
- The mills of Isternia
- The marble art museum
- Ursulines monastery
- The dovecots of Tinos
- Costas Tsoklis museum
Villages in Tinos
The main town of Tinos (Chora) is located on the southwest side of the island, close to the port and it's the commercial center of the island. In the mainland and in the north of Tinos you will also find many small, picturesque villages that you should definitely visit for a coffee, delicious meze, or just for a stroll in their beautiful streets. The tradition of marble craftsmanship in Tinos has been included in the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and you can find out more about this impressive art when you visit the villages in the north of Tinos, like Pyrgos. Here are some of Tinos' beautiful villages:
- Agia Varvara
- Dyo Choria
Food in Tinos
The gastronomic culture of the island is definitely one good reason to visit Tinos! The island has delicious local ingredients while there are many restaurants or smaller taverns across the island where you can taste traditional recipes, eat fresh fish, and try the local sweets. When in Tinos you should taste:
- Milk products from Tinos
- 'Louza' (a local sausage)
- Local wines
- Tsimpita sweets
Where to book ferry tickets to Tinos
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