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Family trip to Tinos Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

TINOS-10 It is impossible to say definitely whether to visit Tinos with children. Of course, the island is very peculiar and interesting in its own way. The architecture is beautiful and inimitable and the atmosphere is unique here. The island is considered a shrine for Orthodox Christians around the world. Of course, it will be useful for a school-age child and a teenager to learn about history. But, on the other hand, there is no entertainment intended for children here.
Tinos can offer over a hundred hotels, and almost half of accommodation places can be found in the capital. One of the most upscale hotels is Tinos situated not more than 50 meters off the … Open
You should visit the island on the Day of the Assumption of Mary. This date is celebrated annually on August 15. Folk festivals, fairs, and festive processions are held in the town and in the villages. This celebration will appeal to the whole family.
It is recommended to plan family trips to Tinos for 2-3 days in order to see all the sights if you are not Orthodox pilgrims. You will have time to visit interesting places and shrines, sunbathe on the cleanest beaches, and go on to other islands of the Cyclades. If you travel with your child to Greece and you are not interested in active recreation, then Tinos will be an excellent choice. There are not many tourists here. Pilgrims come here mostly. There are also a few hotels here. But they are quite comfortable. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tinos is a sacred island for Greeks and Christians all over the world. Therefore, various religious attributes are often taken from here. You will find souvenir shops with icons, Holy water, … Open
You should take a walk around the town of Tinos. It is the capital of the island. Children will be interested to see numerous fountains with amazing marble decorations and old houses, as well as funny and extremely colorful signs at taverns and cafes. It's impossible to find two identical ones. There is an Archaeological Museum and a Museum of Sculpture and Painting in Tinos. You should definitely visit them with a school-age child. You should definitely explore the villages. It is recommended to rent a car in Tinos for this purpose. You can get to interesting places by bus during the season. It starts at the beginning of summer and ends in October here.
TINOS-12 It is especially recommended to visit the island with students. There are many historical buildings and stunning temple architecture here. The child will have the opportunity to know about the history of Christianity, the development of sculpture, and art in Greece. The village of Volax is very interesting to visit. There is a small open-air theater and a small Folklore Museum here. The child will be able to learn about the culture and traditions of the residents of Tinos there. You can see the medieval fortress and ancient temple (their ruins), in the village of Skalados. You will be able to introduce children to all stages of development of Greece on the island.
Tinos Island is located in the northern part of the Cyclades, travelers know it as a popular beach destination. In addition to the great beaches, the island has a wide choice of decent … Open
Kalloni village is a beautiful place that will definitely appeal to parents with kids. It is located among shady olive and orange groves. There is a very nice sandy beach right there. It called the Kolymbetra. You can spend the whole day with your baby here. You can hide from the heat among the greenery and swim. Water sports can captivate teenagers. Conditions for surfing are excellent on Tinos. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing. The sea is clear and visibility is good, as a rule. It is recommended to choose beaches located in bays for holidays with young children because the island is quite windy. For example, you can go to Agios Fokas. It is located near Tinos. You can also pay attention to Agios Sostis. It is located in the South-East of the island.
This will be quite enough entertainment in the form of walks and swimming for a young child. However, you will have to think about some more diverse leisure activities for older children. You can arrange your own pilgrimage tour of the churches. It is recommended to visit the Church of Panagia Evangelistria in Tinos. The miraculous icon is stored there. You can take your children to the mountain monastery or visit as many churches as possible. There are about 800 of them on the island. Of course, this excursion program will not be interesting for every child. You should also take into account the fact that many churches may be closed if you go to the island out of season (in spring or winter).
Tinos almost doesn’t differ from the rest of Greece in culinary terms. Delicious and hearty dishes cooked according to old national recipes from natural and fresh products are waiting … Open
You should definitely see the dovecotes. There are many of them here. Each of them is decorated in its own way. They are found everywhere. You can see them along the roads, in the mountains, and on the hills. They are also attached to houses in villages and stand separately almost in fields. It is recommended to get to Pyrgos. This is the center of the marble industry. Interesting figures, sculptures, and dishes are sold everywhere there. It's not necessary to buy them. But it will be interesting for both children and adults to look at them. In addition, there is a very good beach here. Olive trees grow around it. It is located near the village of Panormos.
The handles on the entrance doors are amazing in Pyrgos. You should go with the children in search of the most beautiful and unusual of them. You will explore the town and get acquainted with the local architecture at the same time. Many houses are decorated with marble columns and carved ornaments. You should definitely look at all this splendor.
Tinos differs from other Greek Islands in an unusual atmosphere of spirituality. The status of a sacred island was assigned to it during the reign of the black colonels. The indigenous … Open
If you are not going to the island in August, then you will definitely not have problems with accommodation. You will be offered a lot of options already on the pier. Of course, if you travel with a child, it will be better to think about accommodation in advance. Family hotels are small here. You should not rely on any animation or anything like that.
You will not have problems with food. You can have lunch or dinner at any of the many taverns. The food is fresh, natural, and delicious here. The cuisine is not spicy. There are good dairy products here. This is the famous Greek yogurt and soft salted cheeses, for example. There are also fresh vegetables and fruits here.
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Interesting places to visit with children around Tinos Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Tinos Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Tinos Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Tinos Island for families with children.
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