TINOS Island Beaches

Tinos island beaches are not as well known as the nearby Mykonos ones. But they are by no means inferior in any way except in marketing. You will find many wonderful places to swim around Tinos, especially if you have wheels.

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Agia Kyriaki Beach

  • Name: Agia Kyriaki beach (Αγία Κυριακή)
  • Location: Agios Ioannis-Porto Town, Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 2/3
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 2/3
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand
  • Access: Good paved road will bring you to the beach
  • Amenities: The small town of Agios Ioannis-Porto is within walking distance. There you will find plenty of hotels, rooms to rent, restaurants, and shops.

Agios Fokas Beach

  • Name: Agios Fokas beach (Αγιος Φωκάς)
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 2/5
  • Beach Berm: Large pebbles and sand
  • Seafloor: Rocks, sand
  • Access: Easy access via the coastal road near Tinos town
  • Amenities: There is not much around the beach, unless you sit near the few cafeterias that rent parasols.

Agia Thalassa Beach

  • Name: Agia Thalassa beach (Αγία Θάλασσα)
  • Other Names: Agiothalassa, Holy Sea
  • Location: Panormos, Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 4/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand and Rocks
  • Access: The road to Agia Thalassa beach is a very rough dirt track, but it’s not impossible to drive even with a small car. You have to park and walk over rocky terrain to reach the beach.
  • Amenities: The nearest inhabited building is back in Panormos town, so bring your own food and water for the day.
  • Notes: Agia Thalassa is a wonderful little beach. It’s relatively isolated, but easily accessible so it does gather small crowds. You can easily walk the goat path toward the small church of Saint Nicholas Thalassinos. Beyond the church the path continues to Kavalurko beach. Don’t forget your snorkeling mask when you visit Agiothalassa beach.

Apothikes Beach

  • Name: Apothikes beach (Αποθήκες), or Wearehouse beach
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 4/5
  • Beach Berm: Shingle mixed with sand
  • Seafloor: Shingle, sand, rocks
  • Access: The road to Apothikes is rough. After Kolympithra beach the road is unpaved and not maintained very well. It’s not impossible, but not very comfortable.
  • Amenities: You will find the nearest amenities if you drive back to Kolympithra beach through the dirt road. Otherwise, bring your own water and food for the day.

Kavalourko Beach

  • Name: Kavalourko beach (Καβαλουρκό). Also known as Kavalourgo.
  • Location: Panormos, Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 4/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand and Rock
  • Access: Access to Kavalourko is not easy. You have to drive on a rough, dirt road that brings you to Agia Thalassa beach (see above). Once you park, you have to hike the goat path down to Agia Thalassa, then head for the little white church on the opposite headland. This path continues around toward, and ends at, Kavalourko beach.
  • Amenities: Bring your own water and food for the day because the nearest town is Panormos. Kavarourko has fewer trees than the nearby Gaia Thalassa, so you might want to bring your own parasol.
  • Notes: Kavarourko is the sister beach to Agia Thalassa. Both are near Panormos, hard to get to, with wonderful clear water and soft sand. Snorkeling is excellent but the sea currents are very strong, so be extra careful. When the sea is calm it is possible to swim to the nearby islet of Planitis.

Kionia Beach

  • Name: Kionia beach (Κιόνια)
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 2/5
  • Beach Berm: Shingle and sand mix
  • Seafloor: Shingle and rocks
  • Access: The main coastal road to the west of Tinos town runs parallel to the long beach.
  • Amenities: Depending on the spot you pick on this long beach, you may be close to some restaurants, shops, or cafes on the other side of the main road. There are a few spots where you may rent a parasol.

Kolimpithra Beach

  • Name: Kolimpithra beach (Κολυμπίθρα)
  • Other names: Kolimpithra, Kolympithra, Kolymbithra
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 4/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand
  • Access: A comfortable, paved, rural road will bring you to the beach.
  • Amenities: There are a few restaurants on the beach, and you may rend a parasol as well.

Livada Beach

  • Name: Livada beach (Λιβάδα)
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 3/5
  • Beach Berm: Shingle and rocks
  • Seafloor: Shingle and rocks
  • Access: Livada beach is a bit out out of the way but it’s easy to get to via a rural paved road that brings you close to it. You have to drive on a dirt road for the last few miles, but it’s smooth and well maintained (at least when we visited).
  • Notes: Livada beach is out of the way, and the beach itself is not much to write home about. Itusually very windy and it gets very rough. But it’s out of the way, and it is framed by some dramatic, sea-beaten rocks.  so it’s a nice place to swim when it’s calm.

Pachia Ammos Beach

  • Name: Pachia Ammos beach (Παχιά Άμμος)
  • Also transliterated as: Pahia Ammos
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 3/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand
  • Access: The coastal road will bring your close to the beach
  • Amenities: You will find hotels, and restaurants near the beach. They rend parasols for the day.

Rocharis Beach

  • Name: Rocharis beach (Ροχαρης)
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 3/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand
  • Access: Good access to the beach via a rural road. You can park right on the beach.
  • Amenities: You will find a few restaurants and parasols for hire on the beach.

Stavros Beach

  • Name: Stavros beach (Σταυρός)
  • Location: Tinos island, Greece
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  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 2/5
  • Beach Berm: Shingle
  • Seafloor: Shingle and rocks
  • Access: Stavros beach is right next to the main coastal road that leads north from Tinos town. It is therefore easily accessible.
  • Amenities: There is not much on the beach, but there are a hotels and restaurants nearby.
  • Notes: Stavros beach is a tiny cove next to the Timios Stavros little church. It’s easily accessible from Tinos town, and coupled with it’s small size, it gets crowded. The site used to be the ancient port, which was also used in the 19th century. Ruins of the ancient port, and the 19th century peer, flank the beach.