37.525/37°31'37' N lat.
26.167/26°10'2' E long
37.5 to 37.6/37°30 to 37°36 N lat.
25 to 25.3/26 to 26°18' E long
about 350 km²
|Length of coastline:||-|
about 40 to 50/km²
|Area/distance code:||11-30-22830 all areas|
|Percent of the prefectural population:||about 10% (1991)|
|Percent of the prefectural area:||about 8%|
|Postal code:||842 xx|
|Communities and settlements:||1 (Panormos), northwest|
|Name of inhabitants:||- sing.|
Tinos (Greek: Τήνος) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, part of Greece. It is located in the Cyclades island complex. In ancient times, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa and Hydroessa. The closest islands are Andros and Mykonos. The area is about 194 km² and has about 8,000 people.
Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for: the monastery of Panagia Evangelistria, its 20 windmills, the 1000 pigeon-houses, the 50 villages waiting to be explored, for the co-existence of Greek-Orthodox and Catholics, the Venetian fortifications, and for its famous sculptors and painters like Nikolaos Gyzis, Giannoulis Chalepas and Kostas Tsokles.
Because of it is located near the geographical center of the Cyclades island complex, and because of the Panagia Evangelistria monastery with its reputedly miraculous icon of Virgin Mary that it holds, Tinos is also the center of a yearly pilgrimage that takes place at the date of the ascension of Virgin Mary (15 August, known in Greek as "Dekapentavgoustos" = 15th of August). This is perhaps the most notable and still active yearly pilgrimage in the region of the eastern Mediterranean.
The mining on the island includes marbles, Verde antico, asbestos and granite mine near Volakas
Tinos experiences only Mediterranean climate and has warm and dry summers and mild and wet winters. The Etesian winds that come from northwest India affect the island bringing
|Winds in km/h||29||30||26||20||21||23||23||26||23||26||23||28|
|Year||Communal Population||Change||Municipal Population||Change|
|Municipality||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|
Communities and settlements
|Community||YPES code||Seat||Postal code||Area code ((0)30-)|
- Ormos Panormou