The following routes, most of which are on old cobblestones, are just some of the many that are offered to hiking enthusiasts.
An extremely interesting route, with the largest part of it on a stone-paved path. starting from the beautiful Falatado, walking along the shady banks of the river in the area. In the dense vegetation of plane trees and oaks you will explore sites with old watermills, at the "Lydakia" location, you will you will be impressed by the crumbling granite stones, an imaginative sculpture of nature. Through the idyllic areas of Platy and Magganari, you arrive at Ormos tis Livada, a beautiful and spotlessly clean beach. If you wish, you can walk a little further to the Livada Lighthouse, located at the north-eastern tip of the island.
This hiking route, although it is long and tiring, is worth it because it will give you the opportunity to get to know several inland villages by crossing them and admire the beautiful natural landscape. Starting from the village of Xinara, seat of the municipality of Exomburgos, where the magnificent building of the Catholic archdiocese dominates, you climb towards Xomburgos which rises imposingly above the village. At the top of the Castle, the panoramic view will enchant you, while the scattered ruins will remind you of the old glories of the island. Then, you pass through KouMaros, on the slope of the "Fourka" mountain, overlooking the valley of Komi and its villages. Having on your right the unique landscape of Volax with its strange granite formations, you will descend towards the nearest village, Skalado. Then, descending you will meet Krokos, picturesque village In a cool ravine. The course then turns uphill but is pleasant as you walk on a path that crosses cultivated land with water and fruit trees. Encountering picturesque chapels, dovecotes, threshing floors, windmills on your way, you will reach Smardakito, a village with a nice location and architecture, and with the cool spring, where you will rest. Continuing towards Tarambados, you will enjoy the idyllic view of the elaborate pigeon houses that are scattered in the area and are among the largest and best preserved of the island. Next, you will proceed to Campos, and from there you will descend to Loutra, a green village, seat of the Ursuline and Jesuit monks. Finally, you reach the end of the route, in Perastra, proceeding almost parallel to the stream of Komi, among oleander and wicker trees and crossing old stone bridges and cobbled streets.
This route, You can start it from the Monastery of Kehrovouni and end up in Xoburgos or vice versa. If you decide to do it, keep in mind that you must be able to go downhill and uphill, since you will be heading from the one hill of the island to the another. From the Monastery starts a stone-built serpentine path that descends the slope with the fields and terraces, the stables and threshing floors and ends in the village of Mundados. Here you will be able to cool off by drinking water from the spring. Then, crossing a stone bridge and leaving on the right the verdant Karya and the hill of "Kolokytha" with the ruined windmill, you will reach the villages of Sperado and Tripotamos. These two traditional settlements with their countless pigeon houses, stone fountains and chapels that surround them will fascinate you. After Tripotamos, the road becomes uphill and coincides with the ancient road to Xombourgos. The route, passing through the ruins of the ancient city with remains of the imposing archaic wall, the various buildings and the sanctuary of Dimitra, ends at the foot of the rock that housed the island's medieval castle for centuries. In fact, the tour can be completed with a guided tour of the Monastery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but also with a climb to the Fortress, for those who can of course endure.
Two shorter routes of this route are the ones that connect the villages of Ktikado and Hatzirado with Kionia, a bay with a settlement and an archaeological site, where the ruins of the temple of Poseidon and Amphitrite are located. They are relatively short and relaxing walks, since they are downhill, but also pleasant with an excellent view of the blue vastness of the Aegean and neighboring Syros. You will walk through rural roads and cross bridges in a green landscape. This section of the route is connected to the old Chora-Xombourgos artery, which ends in Chora, passing by the wall of Ancient Tinos at the "Poles" location and by the remains of the Peisistrate aqueduct. If you want to follow the entire route, you will start from Hatzirado or Ktikados, you will pass through the ruins of an old village, and at Smourdia you will descend on the stone-paved Xombourgou-Chora Path. A wonderful tour for those who are fascinated by archaeology.
This route leads from the "Upper" to the "Lower Parts" of Tinos, starting from the northern end of Falatados and specifically Kathlikaros and ending in the village of Agapi. You will cross a unique landscape with huge granite boulders, you will reach the village of Volax. Then, proceeding to the Griza area, along the ravine with holly, holly and oleanders, you will find yourself in the village of Agapi, with its stone bridges, many pigeon houses, prickly pears and almond trees. With a small deviation, you can visit the small village of Sclavochori, the birthplace of the painter Nikolaos Gyzis.
From Steni, the main village of Tinos, you can follow the cobbled path that descends southeast ending at the green and quiet beach of Lychnaftia. On the way you will meet the village of Potamia with its streams, you will walk on the old Monopataki of "Tartari", after first crossing the stone bridge and, descending towards Maroulis (a wonderful natural landscape), you will come across traditional dovecotes in orchards. At the location "Neromylos" it is worth stopping to rest and admire the old settlement with its watermill. The end of the route is the magnificent beach of Lychnaftia with its colorful pebbles, green waters and a view of northern Mykonos.
This route leads to the top of Tsiknias (726m high), a mountain with legends surrounding its name. Starting from the village of Myrsini, take the path to "Xokopi" that leads to the foot of the mountain. At the place "Marmara" begins the winding climb towards the chapel of Prophet Ilias, to end up at the top of Tsiknias. Here you will be amazed by the view that opens in front of you across Tinos and the Aegean Sea with the surrounding islands.
Starting from the "Glysterni", the lower fountain of the Two Villages, follow the old serpentine path and descend the slope enjoying an unlimited view of the sea along the way. The pastures of "Mantalous" stretch out in front, while around there are scattered chapels and olive groves. Arriving at the Monastery of Faneromeni and at the location "Kounares", it is worth stopping to admire the landscape and marvel at the remains of the ancient agricultural settlement. After Kounares, the route splits into two branches: one leads to Agia Varvara and the other - the main route - to the picturesque port of Agios Sostis, with a nice beach.
This long and extremely culturally interesting route, which leads from Kato Meri to Exo Meria, will give you the opportunity to gain unique experiences, getting to know the unexplored side of Tinos. You will start from Kalloni, a very beautiful village, as its name suggests, you will go up to Aetofolia with its nice view and the picturesque spring, you will cross the stone bridge and you will reach Agioi Anargyros and Pyrgia, where there are ruins from Hellenistic times. Always proceeding to the north side of Tinos with its steep slopes and wild insular nature, and with the sea on the right, you will stop at the location of Koris Pyrgos, to enjoy the unique landscape of the langadiou of Halakia and farmhouses built on top of an ancient settlement, as well as in Stavria, another important agricultural settlement. Throughout the route the landscape is dry with low vegetation and fields with the characteristic terraces built with local stone. The next stop is the Katapoliani Monastery built in the 18th century. It is located on the mountainside in the area of ​​Ysternia and has a wonderful view of the villages of Exo Meria and a spring with cool water. The route then descends towards the village of Platia with its hero, dedicated to the fallen Panormites, and the final destination, Pyrgos, the largest village of Tinos. Here you will walk the marble-paved streets, visit the Museums of Chalepa and Panormite Artists, the School of Fine Arts, the village cemetery with its wonderful sculptures, the new Museum of Marble Crafts, admire the marble lintels of rare beauty, and rest in the picturesque square of the village with the perennial plane tree.
Starting from Kardiani, a green village on the southwest side of Tinos, which literally "hangs" on the mountainside with a unique view of the sea and Syros, you will proceed parallel to the provincial road to Ysternia, a large and beautiful village, where it is worth spending some time to walk the marble-paved streets, visit the Museum of Ysterniote Artists and the ornate cathedral of Agia Paraskevi. You can also go down the cobbled path with the steps to Ormos toni Ysternia. From there, continue towards Pyrgos, passing through the picturesque village of Venardados, located in a ravine with plane trees. After exploring the largest and most beautiful village of Tinos, Pyrgos, initially crossing the old cobbled artery that leads to Panormos, follow the uphill fork to Marlas, and Mamados, the westernmost settlement of the island, with a wonderful view of the Tinos-Andros Strait and Andros.