“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…

How to make a Greek coffee

How to make a Greek coffee

Using your cups (demitasse) as a measure, fill the briki (coffee warmer) with as many cups of cold water as cups of coffee you want to brew. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of coffee powder for each 2-ounce cup of coffee. Add granulated sugar, if…

The olive tree in the front yard of Loutra rental summer house

A windy day in Tenos

Clouds travelling at speed over Kampos village in Tenos

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

Summer retreat in Tenos island

Summer retreat in Tenos island

At the edge of a really quiet traditional Cycladic stone village lays Loutra rental summer house. A renovated 100+ year old stone house built in the traditional fashion of Tenos island offering a transcending feeling of relaxation beyond belief. It offers accommodation for 4…

Crystal clear waters at Kolybethra beach in Tenos

Horseback riding in Tinos island

Horseback riding in Tinos island | Équitation à l'île de Tinos

Ride through the medieval cobble paths of Tenos, visit the old stone made villages of the island in style and enjoy the serenity of the landscape while riding with Tinos Horse Riding. For the first timers or younger riders a monitored environment is offered. All necessary…

Two Rhino Beetles at the front yard of Loutra summer house

Two Rhino Beetles at the front yard of Loutra summer house