Tinos is the unexploited gem of the Aegean! It is only 90 minutes from Athens. You can also reach it with a 15-minute ferry from Mykonos. It’s a dream destination for those of you that like to explore. While the town has its beauty, it’s the traditional villages you’ll find all over the island that are truly unforgettable. Triantaros is a medieval village, only 20 minutes from town, which is my favorite destination.
Stay at Aeolis Suites, which are built into the mountain and canyons and reach from the mountain top down to the canyons and rivers. Apart from being warm, friendly and extremely hospitable they are blessed with a jaw dropping view of the Aegean.
Do not forget to dine at Zoga, the hotel’s restaurant, which presents first-class traditional flavours and a menu built around locally sourced ingredients. Try the eggs with louza and volaki, the wild artichokes, the trachana with olives, feta and squid, and finally the wonderful rice pudding dessert
* Excerpt from an article in the well-known Forbes magazine published on 24 May 2018 on its website. The title of the article is “Best of Greece: Secret Spots Where The Locals Go” and it is based on information from famous Greek women: Argiro Barbarigou, Andria Mitsakos, Mina Agnos, Orsalia Parthenis and Elena Fotiadi. Besides Tinos, other sophisticated suggestions concern various places in and around Athens, the Peloponnese, Mykonos, Astypalea, Syros, Andros, Patmos, Kimolos, Paros and Antiparos.
Who is Argiro Barbarigou
Ambassador for the South Aegean, European Region of Gastronomy, Chef, Tv Host, Restauranteur and Best Selling Cookbook Author Greek celebrity chef Argiro Barbarigou designed a life, career and brand from the Greek kitchen, starting on her native Paros, where she credits her mother for teaching her not just the techniques, but the soul of Greek cooking, a love she’d share in countless unforgettable moments with millions of fans and customers.