Tinos took its name from King Tinos, the first inhabitant of the island and leader of a group of Ionians from Caria in Asia Minor, who lived here in prehistoric times.
The inhabitants of the island are mainly engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, beekeeping, as well as shipping, fishing and tourism. Many inhabitants of the island are engaged in the processing of marble as marble craftsmen or installers, as well as in the trade of marble tiles exporting the famous marble of Tinos to foreign countries. Tinian Marble is included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Apart from the large share of religious tourism, Tinos gathers many visitors who choose this beautiful Cycladic Island to spend their holidays.
Wonderful beaches, picturesque villages and unique sights await you as soon as you arrive in Tinos. After the imperative visit to the Holy Church
Panagia of Tinos, then the other sights of the island come. Visit the Sanctuary of Poseidon and the castle at Exomvοurgo where the island’s capital once stood. Discover the remarkable museums of the island, such as the Archaeological Museum of Tinos, the Museum of Marble, the Museum of Panormite Artists and the House of Giannouli Halepa where the top sculptor was born.