Art, history and folk tradition get together in eight spaces in Tinos which promote culture.
- Yannoulis Chalepas’ Museum
It’s about Yannoulis Chalepas’ (1851-1938) family house, which has been converted into a museum. At the rooms of the very well preserved Tinian residence, you will admire the personal belongings of the top contemporary Greek sculptor, family photos, hand notes, furniture, household utensils, drawings and sculptures of the artist, his tools and his workshop.
Pyrgos / daily 11:00-14:30 and 17:30-21:00
- Museum of Marble Crafts
The permanent exhibition comprises a variety of original works in marble: mundane, ecclesiastical, funerary and everyday objects, and the richest collection of sketches of old marble carvings of the whole of Greece. Moreover, in combination with the representations of a quarry, of a marble craft workshop and of the assembling of a bishop's throne, visitors have the opportunity of following the entire trajectory from the raw material to the finished article.
Pyrgos (next to the School of Fine Arts) / Tel.: +30 22830 31290
- Tinos Archeological Museum
It gathers the archeological treasure of Tinos by exhibiting headstones, amphoras, domestic functional items, jars from Geometrical era, busts of the Hellenistic times and ancient coins of the island.
Chora / Tel.: +30 22830 22670
- Tinian Artists Museum
It is set in the courtyard of Evangelistria Church and hosts artworks of Tinian painters and sculptors from the Modern Greek times. Here, you will see paintings of Gyzis, Lytras, Roilos, Renieris etc, as well as sculptures of Sochos, Voulgaris, Fytalis, Vitalis, Fillipotes, Lampadites, Yannoulis Chalepas etc.
Chora / Tel.: +30 22830 22256
- Elli’ s Mausoleum
The mausoleum of the Greek warship “Elli”, which was torpedoed at the port of Tinos in August 15th of 1940, is set right next to the church of Panagia Evangelistria in Tinos. Here, you can see a part of the Italian torpedo that hit “Elli”, as well as items rescued from the ship.
Chora, 1, Evangelistria Str. / Tel.: +30 22830 22256
- Tinian Culture Foundation
Goal of the Tinian Culture Foundation is research, study and promotion of the history, art, culture and tradition of Tinos. In the exquisite neoclassical building, the permanent collection of Yannis Chalepas’ sculptures is hosted while several temporary exhibitions regarding the artistic creativity of the island take place from time to time.
Chora, Port / Tel.: +30 22830 29070, 24742-3
- Museum of Traditional Pottery
Aetofolia was the center of the pottery activity in the island from the 30’s till the 60’s when the last kiln ceased operating. The collection of the museum includes over 200 ceramic items that the inhabitants of Aetofolia and surrounding villages had donated.
Aetofolia / open from June till September 15th, 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00
- Caricature Museum
It is the first small Caricature Museum in Greece and the entire SE Mediterranean. The small exhibitive space covers 100m², is housed in the ground floor of the old community of the village and hosts humoristic sketches regarding the world, Greece and Tinos which are renewed every year.
Falatados / Open From Easter to the end of November, daily 19:00-22:00