About this listing
Stunning sea views, style and much positive energy in the air. A place where you can live an authentic traditional experience without missing anything of your comfort. A spacious, old stone house, in one of the most beautiful villages of the Aegean.
This beautiful, preserved stone house is located in Tinos, the most artistic of the Aegean islands. It has been fully renovated using its own natural materials (stone, wood and marble). It accommodates 7 persons, with respect to privacy, and it gets you into the unique lifestyle of a small Cycladic village while enjoying fantastic sea views and a high quality accommodation.
The house stands in the traditional village of Triantaros, which is listed in the law protected traditional villages of Greece. Triantaros is well known for its architecture, its healthy dry climate (320m attitude) and its magnificent panoramic sea view. Our village is only 6 km s far from the town-port of Tinos (with frequent bus connections) and near beautiful, clear, sandy beaches. The bus stop is only 50 meters far from the house.
The house is separated to the main (two level) house (125 sq meters) and the guest-house (30 sq meters). The main house has 2 bedrooms. One master bedroom with its own bathroom and a desk to work and a second one with two single beds. It accommodates at least 4 persons. It has a kitchen (fully equipped), a dinning area and a living room with a fireplace. The guesthouse has one bedroom, its own kitchen, a bathroom, a small living room and it accommodates up to 3 persons.
There is a patio, a veranda and 16 windows with magnificent panoramic views to the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands, as also views to beautiful landscapes with traditional pigeon houses and windmills.
The house has a central heating system and it is perfect also for winter stay. Because of the stone and the village’s attitude, it’s cool in the summer – there is no need for air-conditioning. It is beautifully furnished and decorated with a combination of old traditional and modern furniture. There is a flat screen 32 '' TV, a DVD player a radio/CD player and a CD collection - mostly of classical music, opera and jazz. There is also, wireless internet connection and a laptop for the use of the guests.
In Triantaros there are 2 restaurants (both are also open in the winter). The village bakery is near the house and in the morning the air around smells fresh bread and Greek sweet bugatsa! From the bakery you can also buy milk and cookies.
Tinos is one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades complex with a great tradition in Arts - especially in marble sculpture. One of the most famous marble sculptors of the island, Yannis Kyrarinis, is located in our village.
The island has a strong religious tradition. It is one of the most sacred places for Greek Orthodox Christians, while its Catholic Christian Community is one of the most multitudinous in Greece.
The nature of the island is unique, with mountains and wild sea sceneries especially in the northern part. If you like trekking and hiking you will love Tinos!
Clean sheets and towels are provided.
Raki, capers, olives and extra virgin organic olive oil from our production are at your disposal.
There is also a travel cot and a safety door for the stairs, for families with babies/small children and 2 umbrellas and sea towels for the beach.
Please notice that if you do not like stepping stairs this is not the right place for you. The entire village and the house have many stairs.
Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information. I speak English and I can communicate in Italian and my husband speaks French.
When you come if you like cooking, don’t forget to ask for the Greek cooking lessons that I provide free of charge to our guests. Free information about the island, its highlights, special roots, places with great photographic interest, walking paths etc is also provided.
Finally, do not forget to ask our special rates for long stay (over a month) and for low season and winter stay.
Some additional information:
Guests have access to the whole house.
Interaction with Guests
We are personally welcoming our guests and we are always available to help with anything they may need.
The neighborhood is an authentic traditional Cycladic village.
The bus stop is 2 minutes far from the house, however you should consider that the public transportation in Tinos is not so frequent as in a big city. If you want to explore the island, you definitely need to rent a car at least for 2-3 days.
Other Things to Note
Though I believe that the most interesting part of a trip is discovery I will share with you some of my favourite places -mainly beaches and restaurants- because many people ask me.
For me the best restaurants in Tinos are the following..
To my opinion, the best restaurant in the island is "Thalassaki" at Ormos Ysternion. It is about 25 km s far from the port but it worths to eat there at least one time. The cuisine is Greek creative and the cook/owner of the restaurant Antonia, comes from our village, Triandaros.
In Chora the best for me is the Greek fish tavern "Angyra". It's better to make a reservation before you go. It is a very simple place, but the food is very good, the prices are great and it is always full. "Angyra" is on the way to the port, on your right hand.
In Chora, another good restaurant is the "Koutouki tis Elenis". It is near the old market street of Panagia ( when you take the market road, you turn right in the first crossroad and you find it). Eleni is a good cook and the place is cosy.
In Chora you will also find the restaurant "Metaxi mas" with tasteful original Greek cousin. The owner's name is Euripides.
At Kionia, 3 km s from the port, there is another nice restaurant called "Bourou".
These are my favorite restaurants in Tinos :) If you find something new, please let me know.
For the night, I vote for "Koursaros" in Chora. Good music and spirits and interesting people.
As for the beaches, there are many fantastic beaches in Tinos! Do not miss Livada, a virgin beach on the north-eastern part of the island which is surrounded by a unique rocky environment. Another beautiful virgin beach is Santa Margarita on the south-eastern part.
Finally, for me the best beach bar is at Kalyvia, a small haven down the village of Kardiani.
Please, bring a copy of your passport upon your arrival.
This is a non-smoking place.
Pets are welcome, but keep an eye not to make damages.
Before you leave please:
• Turn off all the heating and lights.
• Do not leave garbage.
• Check if there are any damages/loses to report.
We would appreciate if you could follow the "green" attitude of our family. Do not waste energy and water.
Clean sheets and towels are provided.
All consumables are at your disposal free of charge, including raki, capers, olives and extra virgin organic olive oil from our production.
There is also a travel cot and a safety door for the stairs, for families with babies/small children.
Finally, in the house you can find 2 sun umbrellas and sea towels for the beach.
Be yourself and enjoy your stay!
La maison de Triandaros est vraiment extraordinaire, accueillante, confortable et la vue sur la mer Égée est époustouflante ! Le séjour fut parfait, à tous égards !
Irini et Makis nous ont très bien reçus et se sont montrés très disponibles (par messagerie).
Le logement est extraordinaire, très beau et parfaitement équipé.
Il permet à une famille de 5 à 6 personnes de se reposer et de respecter l'intimité de chacun.
Le village de Triantaros est très agréable.
Nous recommandons de louer une voiture (30€ par jour).
L'île de Tinos est peu fréquentée par les touristes, mais très belle et intéressante. Bien vérifier les liaisons ferry, parfois compliquées et coûteuses.
We spent a wonderful vacation in Irini's house. The house is very comfortable and charming with a wonderful living room, terrace (overlooking the sea), bedrooms and study. The kitchen is fully equipped (not like your usual vacation home). We felt right at home. Irini is a wonderful host. Five star.
We had a fantastic time in Irini's and Makis' beautiful home. I felt like I had died and gone to heaven - honestly! Makis met us on our arrival and greeted us with open arms and sweets from the local bakery.
Our family (2 adults and 4 children) loved our time at Irini's house. Irini met us at the house the day of our arrival. She is personable and willing to help in any way possible. The house is comfortable, has everything you could possibly need, and the views of the sea and surrounding hillsides are breathtaking. The village bakery is literally steps away, as is the local taverna. Irini even left some toys for the children. What more could we want?
We spent one week at this house, and we could have easily stayed longer. We felt at home and feel privileged to have been able to stay here.
We already miss this very special "home". We honestly felt as though it was our own house! Situated in a beautiful village ten minutes drive from the center and the beach with breathtaking views of the sea, very cool throughout the day!
Fully equipped with everything that a family might need (plus lots more), spotless and extremely comfortable.
Everything run smoothly during our stay and we feel grateful to the hosts for all the useful information and tips which made our holiday so very enjoyable. Irene and Makis have been excellent hosts ready to help in any way possible.
Notre hôte Irini nous avait donné au préalable toutes les informations nécessaires et son mari Makis est venu nous chercher à l'arrivée du bateau au port de Tinos. Notre arrivée était préparée avec un bon déjeuner. La maison est bien située au centre du village Triandaros, avec une belle vue, une vaste et jolie pièce à vivre et une grande chambre parentale avec un ventilateur. Les autres chambres sont bien pour des enfants. A 50 mètres, la boulangerie du village assure chaque matin de délicieux petits déjeuners. En bref, c'est un lieu de séjour parfait pour découvrir et visiter Tinos, profiter de ses nombreuses plages et et de ses villages qui n'ont rien perdu de leur authenticité. De plus, Irini et Makis sont des hôtes particulièrement aimables et attentifs à apporter immédiatement toutes les informations et l' aide dont on peut avoir besoin.
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About the Host, Irini
Hi, I am Irini.
Journalist, living and working in Athens and sometimes in London. Obsessed traveller. I love fine art photography, jazz and classical music.
I never say no, when I have the chance to visit NYC. I also love Morocco, Italy and Iceland. Different countries, different cultures but all of them providing strong experiences either in nature, or culture and art.
I like gardening and cooking creative Greek recipes for my family and friends. Greek cuisine is fantastic and very healthy - there is a lot more than mousaka, tzatziki and souvlaki:)
My moto is: "Stay cool and enjoy life".
Looking forward to meet you!