Tinos has emerged as a popular destination, after remaining in the non-scene for many years. Less manicured than its celebrity neighbor i.e. Mykonos and a bit overshadowed, Tinos has managed not only to overcome its perception of being a religious island dedicated to pilgrimage, but also to become one of the hottest Cycladic destinations. Tinos is cool. It embodies Cycladic charm in its full glory yet remains big on comfort and laid-back vibes. Foodies will love Tinos. Local delicacies like the cheese called volaki and cured meat called louza are excellent appetizers. Tinian wine is crisp and brimming with aromas. Itan ena mikro karavi and Thalassaki are two amazing lunch/dinner spots where you can enjoy elevated Cycladic food with a modern twist. Beach bums will also savor their time in Tinos. Visit Pachia Ammos, Apothikes, Apigania and Kantani and enjoy the sparkling Aegean waters. If you are in the mood for some adventure, Kolibithra beach with its mushroom shaped parasols is considered a surfer’s paradise. Don’t forget to take a pose sitting on one of the two old chairs that have become the ultimate Instagram spot of the island. Pay a visit to the almost uninhabited village of Volax. If bouldering is your cup of tea, then go for it! If not, then just enjoy the sight of those round boulders the lunar-ish scenery they create and then stroll around this one of a kind village. When in Tinos, follow the marble route. Villages like Pyrgos and Isternia will lure you with their glistening white aesthetics. You can visit the museum dedicated to this fine raw material and purchase genuine art pieces by the exceptional local artists.