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General Info
CLIMATE
The climate in Tinos is Mediterranean, which means that the winters are not very rough and the summers are hot with plenty of sunshine. The average temperature during springtime is 15.9°C, during summertime 25°C, during fall 19.43°C and during wintertime 10.87°C. During the hottest months of the year, i.e. from May to October, the strong northern winds make the heat less intense. Tinos has more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. However, due to the winds, the sea transportation from and to the island is not possible for a few days every year.


TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).
The Area Code for Tinos is: +30 22830. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY

Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.

Getting There
BY AIR
Tinos does not have an airport. The closest airports are located at the islands of Syros and Mykonos, with which Tinos is connected by boat on a daily basis.

BY BOAT
Tinos is connected by boat with the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, both ports easily accessible by travelers arriving from abroad to the Eleftherios Venizelos airport. It is also connected directly to the islands of Andros, Syros and Mykonos, and to almost all Cycladic islands with stops in-between. The trip lasts from 1 hour and 45 minutes (with a high-speed from Rafina) to 4 hours and 40 minutes (with a regular boat from Piraeus).

For information on ports and schedules, please visit the following websites:
  • ANEK LINES www.anek.gr
  • BLUE STAR FERRIES www.bluestarferries.gr
  • NEL LINES www.nellines.gr
  • SEA JETS www.seajets.gr

Local Transportation
LOCAL BUSES
Local buses connect Hora to the most popular villages and beaches, including Kionia, Isternia, Kardiani, Pyrgos, Panormos, and Agios Ioannis Porto. For more information please call: +30 22830 22440

TAXI SERVICE
Taxis are available at Hora. Tel.: +30 22830 22470

BOAT
Daily excursions are organized to the island of Delos (less than 2 hours away) and to secluded beaches. These excursions are organized by local travel agencies.

Local Services
BANKS & ATMS
The following banks have branches and ATMs in Hora:
ALPHA BANK: Eleftherias Square 4, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283023601
ATE BANK: Eleftherias Square, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283022666  
EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS: N. Louvari Street, Plaka, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283024766
EMPORIKI BANK: Trion Ierarchon 6 Street, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283022232
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE: Pandanassas Square, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283023088
PIRAEUS BANK: Akti Vasileos Konstantinou & Paraliaki Odos, Hora, Tel.: +30 2283029210

MONEY EXCHANGE
Money can be exchanged in the bank branches listed above.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in Hora where there is also a branch of the Hellenic Post Bank. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes in the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.
Post Office in Tinos Tel. no: +30 2283022247

POLICE STATION

Tel.: +30 22830 22210, +30 22830 23781

MUNICIPALITY OF TINOS
Tel.: +30 22830 23733, +30 22830 22237

Useful Numbers
  • Radio Taxi: +30 22830 22470
  • Tourist Police: +30 22830 23670
  • Port Authority: +30 2283022348
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 2109699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174

INTERNATIONAL PRESS    
                                     
No international press can be found on the island, so please make sure to buy anything you need in advance from Athens or Piraeus.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166

HEALTH
  • Health Center: +30 2283023784
  • Medical Center of Isternia: +30 2283031206
  • Medical Center of Steni: +30 2283041229
  • Medical Center of Komi: +30 2283051210

PHARMACY
The following pharmacies are located in Hora:
Apergis Emmanuel, 2 Trion Ierarchon Street, Tel.: 2283022213
Hadjiloui Frangiska, 7 Alavanou Z. Ave., Tel.: 2283023888
Krikeli Evdokia, Pandanassas Square, Tel.: 2283022272


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