The Tinos’ Trails
Through a hiking trails network that exceeds 150 kilometers, you will discover an authentic, unexplored island
of the Cyclades, hospitable and impressive all year round!
T1 : The Three Capitals
13.1km 4h20′ 3/5
T2 : From the Sea to the Sky
12.5km 5h 3/5
T3 : The Hidden Valley
7.8km 2h50′ 3/5
M1 : The Highlands
8.3km 3h 1/5
M2 : The Georoute
8.7km 3h10′ 2/5
M3 : Nature in Antithesis
5.2km 2h 2/5
M4 : The Road of the Water and the Castle
12.1km 4h50′ 2/5
M5 : Above the Valley
4.7km 1h40′ 2/5
E1 : The Marble Villages
14.2km 5h30′ 3/5
E2 : The Alley of the Mills
5.8km 2h 2/5
E3 : The Road of the Marble
11.4km 4h10' 2/5
Ε4 : Heading to the Quarries
7.2km 2h35′ 3/5
Tinos is the third largest island of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea, in Greece. For many years it was hiding its secrets, those that make it unique… till the development of Tinos Trails! Tinos Trails has revealed the old footpaths, giving access through hiking to all the unexplored sides of the island: the impressive geological formations, the unique traditional villages, the famous marble quarries, the award winning cuisine and of course the old footpaths themselves, which, along with the infinite kilometers of dry stone walls justify the belief that Tinos is the hand-made island!
Tinos is accessible daily from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus. The trip takes about 3 to 4 hours. Tinos is also connected to the islands of Andros, Mykonos, Naxos, and Syros. To search for a boat route, please click on the following link: http://www.openseas.gr/openseas/en/
To move around Tinos you have plenty of options. You can bring your own car or motorbike, or rent one once on the island. You can also use the network of buses or use a taxi. For the bus timetable please click on the following link:
RADIO TAXI TINOU
22830 22470 και 22830 29000
RADIO TAXI ASTERAS TINOU
Municipality of Tinos (+30) 22833 60100
Emergencies Center: (+30) 22830 23784
Police: (+30) 22830 22100 alternatively you can call “100”
Port authorities: (+30) 22830 22220
Incidents with wildlife are relatively rare in Tinos The only dangerous species that you might encounter are vipers. In spring, summer and fall, you should be careful while walking. In case you encounter a snake, stay calm and take a long detour around it to continue. You should absolutely not try to scare it. Snakes never attack humans, unless one threatens them from a very close distance. In case you get bitten, stay as calm as possible and, with someone’s help, go directly to the medical center. It is strongly advisable that you never walk alone!
In Tinos you can hike all year round. Spring and Autumn are considered to be the best seasons to hike due to the mild temperatures and the vivid colours of the land and vegetation. In winter it is also possible to hike, but you should expect a few showers, strong and cold winds and muddy trails. In summer (July, August) it is too hot to walk. However, if you try it, avoid walking between 12pm to 4pm.
Hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, long trousers, walking poles are considered essential. It is also advisable not to walk alone and to always keep with you a first aid kit. A torch, and a well charged mobile phone are also advisable.
Good hiking maps of Tinos, featuring all the trails are sold on many points on the island.
-Take only memories, leave only footprints! Ants and other insects or animals have not yet discovered how to consume plastic. Take all rubbish back with you.
-Don’t start a fire if you feel cold! Try to walk faster!
-Smoking on the trail will not help in anything! Nor you, nor the risk of fire!
-Local people are not a tourist sight! If you want to take a picture, kindly ask. They will certainly smile to you!
-If you find a door on the trail, pass freely, and leave it as you found it!
-Stay on the trail. There is a reason why for many centuries people chose to walk on them and not elsewhere!
Disclaimer: Walk carefully, you walk at your own risk!