Travelogue: Tinos Town & Porto

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Tinos, again? Yes indeed. After bombarding you with photos of my ‘happy place’ defined as Lake Dunmore, Vermont, I’m switching it up to share yet more of my other happy place. This island. By now I have no idea how many times I’ve been, but its proximity to Athens and (obviously) my aunt’s house there (hi Aunt Laurie!) make it a dependable place for a getaway. I’ve been twice this summer for quick trips and will share a few pictures. Starting with a helpful map! 20140804-180115-64875409.jpg

As I described in an earlier post, the port town of the island is home to the Panagia Evangelistria Church, which can just be seen at the top of the hill.
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Perhaps my favourite thing to do upon arrival in Tinos is head, straight from the ferry, to the southeast side of the island (‘Porto’ on the little map at the top of the post) for swimming and food. This is the area we stayed on our first visit to the island 25 years ago, and where I began a lifelong love affair with the sea, at six months old. 20140804-180114-64874569.jpg

Plus, Antonis’s Taverna is always worth a stop – local artichokes, an island speciality, beets, and skordalia, the best garlicky spread. (More food came later, not to worry).

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20140804-180112-64872419.jpgNothing better than toes in the sand!

 

P.S. Lots more Tinos posts can be found in my Travel index and by checking out the tag ‘Tinos’. From now on, I’m going to be posting some ‘Travelogue’ posts where I share actual travel adventures, not just photos. I hope you like!

 

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