Carlo Bungalows in Agios Ioannis-Porto in Tinos
Carlo bungalows in Agios Ioannis-Porto sits high on a hill overlooking the Aegean’s blue expanse all the way to neighbouring Mykonos and Tinos. Yet despite the quietude, it’s less than a 10-minute drive away from busy Tinos Town and port with its awe-inspiring church of Panagia Evangelistria – the Orthodox world’s perhaps most renowned centre of worship. The island’s iconic villages – all phenomenally photogenic spots with hidden gems of restaurants, cafes and even bars – are also easily accessible by car; while the sparkling waters of Porto beach are at 350 meters. With soft sands and surrounding tamarisk trees where you can relax in their shade, it features a choice of beach bars, stores and tavernas, as well as a scenic chapel on the left side. It also boasts shallow clean waters making it ideal for families with children. The pristine beaches of Pachia Ammos and Santa Margarita, Agia Kyriaki, Agios Sostis and Laouti are nearby and make for a day’s worth of sun-soaked, fun-filled adventures.
With sweeping sea views and soul-soothing tranquil vibes, Carlo Bungalows is just right for those who like the comforts of being near a family-friendly resort, yet far enough away to feel remote and secluded.
Tinos Island, Authentic Cycladic Beauty
Tinos is widely known for its majestic Church of Panagia Evangelistria, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Orthodox world, with devotees, characteristically ascending the slight hill on their knees. Yet as soon as you leave the crowds in town, Tinos is a wonderland of natural beauty, with more than 40 marble-ornamented villages in hidden bays, on terraced hillsides and atop misty mountains. The unspoiled countryside is also scattered across with countless ornate dovecotes, a bequest of the Venetians. Epic scenery aside, the island’s re-appreciated art scene — its marble carving tradition dates from the 19th century – and delectable, locally sourced food, are nowadays luring esthetes and bon vivants in search of authentic experiences infused with real Cycladic charm.