Exterior photographs of the rental house

Exterior photographs of the rental house in Loutra, the front yard with the olive treeGreen bed of grass on the roof of Loutra rental house. Autumn in Tenos island

The view of the rental house in Loutra towards the villages of Skalados and Krokos

The front yard with the olive tree in the middle and the sitting arrangement of the holiday house in Tinos

Top down view of the front yard of the summer retreat in Loutra, Tinos

Front and rear views of the traditional Cycladic rental house

The view from the house towards the northern part of Tinos. One can see the villages of Smardakito and Aetopholia at a distance

Front yard and pigden room for one! at the rental house in Loutra

the rental house is located at the quietest part of loutrá village, a predominantly catholic village, where the valley of kámbos begins. this valley is the greenest part of tinos and is full of oak, olive, silver lime (tilia tomentosa) and other very old trees which are crossed by a stream that empties it’s waters on the beach of colybėthra. most of the local produce of tinos is cultivated in the valley of kámbos and the surrounding agricultural villages of aetofoliá, klísma and kalloní; succulent tomatoes, tasty artichokes, earthly potatoes, zesty lemons, juicy oranges to name some products.

there are numerous century old footpaths, paved in stone, which pass by the house and lead to the villages around; tarambádos, kámbos, xinára, perástra, kómi, krókos, skaládos, voláx, koumáros, smardákito, are all within a comfortable walking distance from the summer rental house in loutrá. these treks are part of a broader network of paths, some historical, and cover around 60 kilometers connecting most of the villages in tinos and several of the beaches. they are easy to follow since they are marked.

the village itself has a couple of very interesting folklore museums: the ursuline covent folkore museum and the jesuit monastery museum. there, one can find a huge collection of old farm tools and equipment, presses for oil extraction, old cameras and typewriters, silverware, clergy vestments and other exhibits that are too numerous to mention. both buildings are very interesting architecturally with the jesuit monastery dating back to 1661 and the ursuline covent back to 1862.