Tinos is an island that maintains its old-age customs and traditions to this day. Visitors will enjoy a glorious welcome at the local feasts organized in the island including eating, drinking, and dancing. Tinos is mostly famous
for its churches and monasteries and saints are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Even though this year may be different, it won’t be less special. There will be countless events and happenings that visitors will enjoy!
Tinos Jazz Festival
The first Jazz music festival on Tinos was organized by and held at the Cultural Foundation of Tinos in 2009, as the “Tinos Jazz Festival”. With the help and support of musicians, volunteers, and friends of jazz as well as the
input of he artistic director George Kontrafouris and his associates, the festival quickly established itself as a major event in the Aegean every year.
Tinos World Music Festival
The Tinos World Music Festival was founded in 2013 by the Cultural Foundation of Tinos, aiming to include the island of Tinos in a broader intercultural network and to become the meeting point for significant musicians from the Balkans and the East Mediterranean.
Tinos Festival is held from July until the end of September. Many interesting events take place, that will surely attract all visitors. The festival takes place in many villages and in Chora. From music concerts to theatrical plays
and book fairs, the is ideal for all ages and tastes.
Revival of Trawl
The Revival of Trawl is one of the best-known events organized in the village of Kionia where visitors gather at the beach and fish for hours. Local wine and food are served.
Religious Feasts & Traditions
On the 23rd of July, Tinos celebrates the feast day of Agia Pelagia. It is an important feast where the icon is taken to the Monastery of Kehrovouniou. Visitors and nuns arrive to honor the icon before it is back to the church where it was found.
Tinos is very famous among the Greeks for the “Panagia”, the Evangelistria Church, which is home to the nationally reserved icon of the Virgin Mary. During mid-August people from all over the country visit the church. On
August 15th, which is when the Assumption of Mary is celebrated, people hike the road that leads up to the church on their knees as an expression of gratitude.