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Preparing your trip to Tinos Island: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Tinos 1. You can reach Tinos from the mainland by ferry or boat. They run on a schedule between the islands. You can find out in advance.
2. You can move around the island by bus during the high season (from June to September). You can rent a car or scooter in Tinos during the off-season. There are also taxis here. But the cost of the trip will not be cheap.
3. There are excellent beaches on Tinos. However, the island is very windy. Therefore, it is recommended to choose those beaches that are located in bays.
4. The tourist season lasts in Tinos from May to October. You can sunbathe, swim, and enjoy your holiday at the seaside at this time. If you plan to go to the island for sightseeing or as a pilgrim, you can go there at any time of the year.
5. The weather is usually dry and quite hot in the summer months here. The temperature reaches 35°C at this time. The temperature can drop to – 10°C in winter. It can be very cold here because of the strong wind. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. You should remember that thousands of believers come to the island during the big holidays (in May and August). Therefore, you may have problems with accommodation. In particular, the town of Tinos becomes very crowded at this time.
7. Prices in hotels strongly depend on the season. Therefore, if you plan a cultural program, it will be more profitable to visit the island in the period from October to April. You should keep in mind that some hotels are closed during the off-season.
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8. There are special pilgrimage houses for the believers on the island. This is due to the fact that many pilgrims come here. You can stay in such a house for 1-2 days for free. Facilities are minimal there. If you do not belong to this group of tourists, it is better to find accommodation in one of the villages. Prices are more affordable there than in Tinos. In addition, you can find rooms with great views and close to a good beach.
9. If you plan to stay on the island for a few days and want to see all the main attractions, it will be better to take a one-day bus tour.
10. You can eat in any tavern without any fear. The cuisine is not spicy here. Products are familiar and fresh. There are no very expensive restaurants here. Therefore, the prices are quite affordable everywhere.
11. Cards are accepted in many but not all taverns. Therefore, you should specify this point in advance or take a small amount of cash with you.
12. It will be better to have some cash also for trips to buy souvenirs or tickets. Small stalls with interesting crafts of local craftsmen are often located near churches and monasteries. You can buy something only with cash there.
13. Most stores are open from 8 am to 19 pm with a large lunch break for a siesta.
14. It is recommended to take the necessary minimum of medicines with you, even though you can buy them without problems on the island. If you go to Tinos in the summer, be sure to use sunscreen.
15. If you are going to the island, be sure to bring a windbreaker. The island is famous for its windy weather. Therefore, it may be cool in some areas even in summer. If you plan to visit the island in autumn or winter, be sure to bring warm clothes.
16. It is not recommended to wear revealing clothing in the town because of the numerous pilgrims on the island. There are no official prohibitions. But you will have to face judgmental views.
17. It is recommended that women wear a long skirt and a scarf or hat to visit Orthodox churches and monasteries.
18. You don't need to get any vaccinations before your trip. There are no dangerous animals and diseases here.
19. The island is also quite safe in criminal terms. Of course, petty theft sometimes occurs. Therefore, you have to take care of your bag and wallet in public places.
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Travelling to Tinos Island - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Tinos Island. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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