General Information TinosTinos, Greece
Tinos is part of North Cyclades. Covering an area of 195skm is the third largest island of the complex, following Andros and Naxos. It is located southeast of Andros and northwest of Mykonos, while it is 112 nautical miles away from Syros.
Beaches, coves and capes, with the rocky islets Kalogeri, Planitis, Drakonissi and Prasonissia extend along a coastline of 114km total length.
Geographically, it can be divided in four departments and especially in Chora, Pano Meri, Kato Meri and Exo Meri. Tsiknias, in the southeast, is the highest mountain of the island, with 729m height.
Principal characteristic of the island is the inclined ground; as a result the cultivations look like stairs –the so-called pezoules (terraces) which are separated by dry stones.
Tinos is also known for the great quantities of granite and white or green marble.
According to the 2011 census, Tinos’ population is 8.636 inhabitants. Most of them live in the island’s capital, whereas the rest have preferred to live in the 62 picturesque villages.