“Balaki”, a fresh unpasteurized cow or sheep cheese you can buy at the street market of Tinos

The most known Tinian cheese is "μπαλάκι" or "balaki" which is directly made from "Petroma".  "Petroma" is crumbled, salted and shaped as a ball and then let to mature for about 40 days. It consists of 45% fat and has a creamy and tight texture. That made of sheep milk (between April and June) has a aromatic notes of milk and grass with a rich and sour taste with hints of nuts.

The most known Tinian cheese is “μπαλάκι” or “balaki” which is directly made from “Petroma”.  “Petroma” is crumbled, salted and shaped as a ball and then let to mature for about 40 days. It consists of 45% fat and has a creamy and tight…

Handmade old type metal lock

Handmade old type metal lock

Demetres Chatzes, a 3rd generation metal smith, handcrafted this metal lock for a client in Tenos. For information about his skills and artifacts you can visit his site: metalandart.gr

Sabrinas ceramics in Tenos

Sabrinas ceramics in Tenos

Handmade earth-ware by Sabrina’s hands: bowls,, cups, plates, trays and more with the unique touch and aesthetic of Sabrina! For information please visit: sabrinabinda.gr

T-Oinos wines

It is here in Greece, and more specifically on the volcanic soil of Tinos, where winegrower Alexandre Avatangelos grows the local varieties Mavrotragano and Avgoustiatis (red wines) & Assyrtiko and Malagousia (white wines) to produce T-Oinos wines | Il est ici en Grèce, et plus précisément sur le sol volcanique de Tinos, où Alexandre vigneron Avatangelos pousse les variétés locales Mavrotragano et Avgoustiatis (vins rouges) & Assyrtiko et Malagousia (vins blancs) pour produire des vins T-Oinos

Greece has a tradition in wine making for more than 3000 years! It is one of the world’s oldest and most traditional wine making countries. It is here in Greece, and more specifically on the volcanic soil of Tinos, where winegrower Alexandre Avatangelos grows the local varieties Mavrotragano and Avgoustiatis…

Nissos beer from Tinos wins silver Star at the European Beer Star awards

1,613 beers    42 countries    105 brew masters    1 “NISSOS” Greek beer “Nissos” from Tinos, just 17 months old…, won the silver European Beer Star Award in the category Bohemian Pilsner in an international competition that took place in Bavaria, Germany. The…

Blacksmith with a flair

Forgeron traditionnel à Pyrgos, Tinos

Demetres Chatzes is the 3rd generation of blacksmiths dating back to 1910. His creations are both functional and artistic. Following are some categories of hand made products he has made during the years: – Marble sculpture tools for the school of Marble Sculpting in…