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Tinos Town is a lovely place. More workaday than some of the island capitals are, because Tinos is not on the mainstream tourist map and because the town is comparatively new. That's not to say it's not pretty, it is, but it's not a typical Cycladic town. It has none of the maze of streets that other places have, or an interesting Kastro or anything else that stretches back to antiquity. What it does have though is a laid back, relaxed feel, with genuinely friendly people and enough to do to entertain you for a few days. It has a pretty harbour filled with fishing boats, yachts and other pleasure craft, a couple of squares lined with tavernas, a whole row of cafe/bars facing the harbour and some pretty good shops.
Oh, and did I forget to mention the church? The church of Panagia Evangelistria is one of the most holy places of pilgrimage in Greece and dominates the town from the top of the hill above the harbour. The next tip explains more.
We found Tinos to be the highlight of our holiday. No hustle and bustle, no crowds, no English tourists, friendly people, lovely towns, villages, beaches and landscape, fantastic food. Going from there to Mykonos was a huge shock, I wanted to get straight back on the ferry to Tinos!
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