Livada: Tinos’ most impressive beach has a setting of uniquely rugged beauty, with huge rocks in various shapes, large stones, and big waves. Its deep green-blue waters with strong currents attract surfers and experienced swimmers. It is ideal for lovers of seclusion and exploration, as the area has oak trees, ducks and a river that flows into the sea, certainly enough reasons to book a ferry for Tinos.
Kolymbithra: One of the most popular beaches for water sports, with fantastic views of Drakonisi Rock. Kolymbithra is actually two sandy beaches, the more touristy and cosmopolitan Mikri Ammos, and Megali Ammos, known by the locals as “California”, which is especially popular with surfers and young people. Near the beach is a lake with turtles and ducks, while the area is also a habitat for rare birds.
Pachia Ammos: One of the island’s most exotic beaches, with coarse sand, grass and dunes sloping down to the sea. A natural paradise for people who love peace and quiet or playing in the sand, with a view of the straits between Tinos and Myconos.
Saint Phocas: The island’s largest and most famous beach stretches along the coast next to Tinos Town. The fine sand, the natural shade provided by pine and tamarisk trees, the shallow blue waters, and the excellent organisation make it extremely popular. It is ideal for jogging or walking along, and it is worth going all the way to the eastern end, to the hill of the ancient city of Vryokastro, with its stunning view of Delos.
Kionia: One of the island’s most cosmopolitan beaches, with a view of Syros, is a strip of sand and pebbles stretching in front of the archaeological site of the Temple of Poseidon and Amphitrite, which is well worth a visit. It has tourist amenities and offers plenty of opportunities for water sports such as pedalos and jet skis, so is ideal for families with children.