About this listing
Amazing sea views, style and much positive energy on 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. There is no shared room of facility.
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!
There are two tavernas in the village. The first one "Lefkes" is on the road and they serve meat from their own production. The second one "Eleni's" is a very small traditional tavern (koutouki) into the 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 discovering I share with you some of my favourite places -mainly beaches and restaurants- because many people ask me to.
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 once. 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 also good and that's the reason it is always full. "Angyra" is on the way to the port, on your right hand, behind the playdground.
In Chora, another good restaurant is "Metaxi mas" in the street of "Pallada" with tasteful original Greek cuisine. The owner's name is Euripides.
Just outside Chora, on the road to Kionia, 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" and "Argonaftis" in Chora. Good music, a big variety of 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. Τhere is a wetland near the beach, with ducks living there and many wild birds passing by. The highlight of the beach is the goats passing between beachgoers, hoping to get some food. 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. The owner is Markos and its name is "Markopedio".
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/boiler switches and all the lights.
• Do not leave any rubbish.
• Check if there are any damages/loses to report.
We would appreciate if you could follow our "green" attitude. Do not waste water which is valuable in the dry Greek islands.
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 a sun umbrella and some towels for the beach.
Be yourself and enjoy your stay!