Two Traditional rental Houses in Tinos island, Cyclades
Rent one of the two houses available and experience the Cycladic energy in the most tranquil way: in a 100+ year old barn that served as a cowshed and now is a simple but purposeful cottage for two or in a 120sq.m traditional stone house that houses four in style!
Both are located at a “safe” distance from the more populated and touristic areas of Tenos, but are at the same time, within minutes away from the most interesting sites of this beautiful and multidimensional island.
LOUTRA RENTAL HOUSE
RENTAL HOUSE FOR FOUR PEOPLE . . .
Welcome to the rental house in Loutra Tinos, a 100 year old traditional Cycladic stone house with a ceiling 4+ metres high. Nothing in the vacation house is redundant; everything serves a purpose, the purpose of relaxing and enjoying a well designed traditional environment that will awaken your senses.
This summer house has two cozy yards, one in front and one at the rear. There are two bedrooms, the second of which is at a wooden loft 2 metres high, one small gas kitchen and a very interesting arrangement for the toilet-shower-washbasin daily needs.
INFORMATION ABOUT TINOS ISLAND
The island of Tinos is located in the Northern Cyclades close to the islands Andros, Mykonos, Syros and Delos. It is about 60 nautical miles away from the port of Rafina and about 80 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus.
From the International Airport of Athens Eleftherios Venizelos to the ports:
Rafina is about half an hour away and can be reached by bus or taxi; driving should take about half an hour.
Piraeus is further away and can be reached by train and underground in an hour or so.
Travelling from the port of Rafina to Tinos:
There are two types of boats travelling to Tinos: the ferry boat (roughly 4 hours) and the sea jet (roughly 2 hours)
Travelling from the port of Piraeus to Tinos:
There are two types of boats travelling to Tinos: the ferry boat (roughly 4 1/2 hours) and the sea jet (roughly 3 hours)
Alternative ways to reach the island of Tinos:
By car in this case it is sure that you don’t need any directions …
Via Mykonos by airplane; easyjet flies to Mykonos, which is half an hour away by boat from Tinos, during the summer months. Check the details at easyjet.com. There are also various other charter flights that might be convenient.
A little geography
Tinos is the third largest island of the Cyclades following Andros and Naxos and lays in the northern part of the Cyclades.
It is a mountainous island with the highest peak of 726m belonging to the mountain Tsiknias. At the center of Tinos one can find the rock of Exombourgo (641m) where the capital of the island once laid. The total area of the island is about 194sq.km whereas the total length of the coastline about 114km. There are roughly 10.000 inhabitants living in the 40 or so villages of the island.
Due to the rocky nature of the island, the Tinians built hundreds perhaps even thousands of dry stone walls to contain the soil so that they could do their cultivation. These walls are very characteristic of the island and can be seen from afar. Characteristic fauna of the island are the cedar trees, myrtle trees, oak trees, sage, mountain tea, wild mint, oregano, thyme, capers, mushroom and other.
Another characteristic of the island are the 80 or so windmills and the approximately 1000 dovecotes which are scattered all over the island.
… and history
Tinos is mentioned by various ancient Greek writers such as Aenesidemos in his work “Teniaka”, Aristotle in his work “Politeia Tenion”, Homer in his work “Odyssey” and many others.
In the ancient times the island was the last stop of the pilgrims en route to the island of Delos. Here they would purify themselves in the Holy waters of the Temple of Poseidon before going to the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delos.
After the Roman conquest of Greece the island remained under the Roman and later Byzantine Empires until 1204 when it was sold to the Ghisi brothers of Venetian origin. For the next five centuries the island prospered under mostly Venetian rule until the year 1715 when the Ottoman army conquered it and ruled Tinos for about a century. Liberation and annexation to Greece came after the Greek Revolution of 1821.
As a result of the rule of the island by the Italians for almost 500 years a large part of the population is Catholic. Many villages are predominantly Catholic with churches and buildings characteristic of the Italian architecture.
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• Self catering rental house for four (+1 upon request)
• Bedroom A: one double bed
• Bedroom B: one double bed at a loft 2 metres high
• Bedroom C: very small room with a bed for one
• Dining room: 3,5m long dining table with bench seats plus lower coffee height table with wide bench seats
• Yards: two small yards at the front and rear of the house
• Kitchen: double burner cooking gas stove (LPG) :: fridge :: utensils and cooking apparatus provided
• Storage: plenty of drawers and open spaces for storage
• WC, shower: … of course
• Miscellaneous: standing electric fans :: washing machine
• Cleaning service and change of bed linen/towels once a week (upon request)
• Parking 200 metres away (the village does not allow cars)
• Minimum stay 1 week
Distances (by car)
• Port 12mins
• Closest beach 9mins
• Closest village for quick shopping 2mins