“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…

Two Rhino Beetles at the front yard of Loutra summer house

Two Rhino Beetles at the front yard of Loutra summer house

Moon phases for Tinos, Greece 2016

Phases de lune pour Tinos, Grèce 2016 | Moon phases Tinos, Greece, summer 2016

Spring, summer & autumn moon phases in Tinos. Planning for your romantic nights on the island … Lunation New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Third Quarter Duration 1155 6 May 22:29 13 May 20:02 22 May 00:14 29 May 15:11 29d 7h 30m 1156…

Tinian marble craftsmanship by UNESCO

Tinian marble craftsmanship was inscribed in 2015 (10.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The art of marble-carving is an expression of the cultural identity of Tinos. Marble craftspeople possess empirical knowledge of the composition and structure…

Snow in Tinos

Snow covered Tinos. Winter 2015

A scenery that is reminiscent of the Alps albeit in the… Cyclades. This year winter was quite harsh in Tinos as the island was hit by a snow storm of unusual intensity covering the whole island, from shores to mountains, with tenths of cm…

Saint Joseph monastery, Tinos

Saint-Joseph monastère et l'église dans le village de Loutra, Tinos

Saint Joseph Monastery in Tinos with the Jesuit Church is located in Loutra village. It was built in the mid 19th century, around 1840, with influences from the baroque architecture. Its interior is very detailed and beautiful. The Church also hosts a folklore museum…

Car rental

Vidalis car rental Tinos, Cyclades, Greece T. +30 22830 23400 F. +30 22830 24300 The company fleet: ECONOMY COMPACT AUTOMATIC OPEN CAR (SUN ROOF) 4×4 OFF ROAD SUV MINI BUS SCOOTERS-MOTORCYCLES ΒΙCYCLES-FUNCYCLES Vidalis car rental is a well established family business operating since 1980…

Travel agencies

Lagouros +30 22830 22291 Malliares +30 22830 24241 Markouizou Athina +30 22830 22737 Open seas Phoskolos +30 22830 24656

About Tinos island

Exombourgo et Koumaros deux villages intéressants à Tinos

Most people travelling to Tinos visit the island on a pilgrimage to “Megalochare”, the church built in the 19th century and dedicated to the grace of Virgin Mary, without discovering the real beauties of this multidimensional island of the Cyclades. Once poor and ravaged…