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August 15: Discover the Big Celebration of Tinos Island

  For Greeks, August 15 is one of the most important holidays on the calendar, but it is an especially huge day in Tinos. It's vacation time for most working Greeks, and a celebration of all the Marias, Marios, Panagiotis,...

Tinos: This Unique Greek Island Will Enchant You

The Greek island of Tinos is steeped in history and beauty and home to sacred religious and historic sites, as well as to history and art museums. Another charm of the island is that it is dotted with charming authentic...

The Ancient Art of Marble Sculpture Lives on at Greece’s Tinos

When one thinks of white, marble art and clear, cerulean waters of Tinos island, Greece comes to mind. The two are synonymous.

Agia Pelagia: The Vision Leading to the Panagia Celebration on Tinos

The Virgin Mary takes center stage in Tinos on August 15 annually, thanks to a humble nun who received a vision, whom we know as Agia Pelagia, or St. Pelagia, today, on the great feast of the Panagia, or...

Greek Footballer Konstantinos Tsimikas Signed by Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC, the current Premier League Champions, have signed the Greek defender Konstantinos Tsimikas, taking him away from the Olympiacos team and adding him to its powerful roster. He will reportedly wear #21 for his new side. Tsimikas, who is 24...

Trove of Stunning Classical-Age Antiquities Discovered on Tinos Island

A significant number of tombstones from Greece's Classical Age, decorated with elaborate designs in relief, were unearthed recently during an excavation conducted by the University of Athens at the Tomb of the Classical Age in Xobourgo, Tinos. According to the...

Greek Parliament Elects Konstantinos Tasoulas as New Chamber President

Greek deputies elected on Thursday New Democracy's (ND) Konstantinos Tasoulas as new parliament president. Tasoulas, a veteran MP representing the district of Ioannina, was elected with a record 283 votes. All parties voted in favor of Tasoulas, with the exception...

Barn Turned into Home in Tinos

Apart from being an island with unparalleled beauty, hospitable residents and gastronomic delights, Tinos is full of ideas for design and architecture. After Xinara House, the house that was renovated by two foreign designers which has the Greek summer hidden...

Konstantinos Karamanlis' Contribution to the Modernization of Greece

When King Paul entrusted Konstantinos Karamanlis to form a government on October 5, 1955 after the death of Prime Minister Alexandros Papagos, one of Greece's greatest modern national leaders made his first appearance on the national stage. He was...

Paying it Forward: Woman on Tinos Cooks 100+ Meals a Week for the Poor (Video)

On the island of Tinos, a place known for its miracles and where countless pilgrimages take place each year, there is another kind of Saint in the making -- a living and breathing one. Mrs. Katerina is her name,...

Tension at Greece-Albania Border over Konstantinos Katsifas' Memorial Service (video)

There was tension on Saturday morning at the Greece-Albania border as Albanian police used strict checks to deter Greek citizens from going to Konstantinos Katsifas' 40-day Memorial Service in the village of Vouliarates. Katsifas was shot dead by the Albanian Rinea Special...

Who Was Konstantinos Katsifas; the Greek Killed by Albanian Police in Northern Epirus

Konstantinos Katsifas was a 35-year-old ethnic Greek, who was born in northern Epirus' village of Burat (Vouliarates), close to the Greek-Albanian border. He was shot dead by the Albanian ”Rinea” special forces near his village, after an exchange of fire...

Greek Mathematician Constantinos Daskalakis Wins Prestigious Award

Greek MIT Professor Constantinos Daskalakis won the prestigious Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, given every four years to scientists under 40 who have contributed to the advancement of computer mathematics. The International Mathematical Society honored Constantinos Daskalakis with the award, because it...

Athens Day Trip: How to Spend Your Day on the Greek Island of Tinos

While visiting Athens this summer you are probably looking to figure out which of the nearby islands you should visit in an excursion from the mainland. One island that is seeped in history and beauty is the island of Tinos....

Police Arrest 10 Rubicon Anarchists after Tinos Mayor Presses Charges

Tinos police and port authority on Thursday arrested 10 members of the Rubicon anarchist group after they invaded the island's town hall and threatened the mayor over the issue of two municipal workers who were killed in an accident. The...