Several ferries travel to Tinos daily from Piraeus (5 hr.). Catamaran (1 1/2 hr.) and ferry services (4 hr.) are available daily in summer from Rafina. Check schedules at the Athens GNTO (tel. 210/331-0562); Piraeus Port Authority (tel. 210/459-3223 or 210/422-6000; phone seldom answered); or Rafina Port Authority (tel. 22940/22-300). Several times a day, boats connect Tinos with nearby Mykonos (20-35 min.); there's daily service to Paros (and thence to many islands) in summer, and to and from Siros every day. Tinos has more winter connections than most Cycladic isles due to its religious tourism, which continues throughout the year.

There are three ports in Tinos harbor. Be sure to find out from which pier your ship will depart -- and be prepared for last-minute changes. The small catamarans (Seajet, Flying Cat, and Jet One) dock at the old pier in the town center; the large and high-speed ferries use the new pier to the north, on the side of town in the direction of Kionia. Tinos Port Authority (not guaranteed to be helpful) can be reached at tel. 22830/22-348.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.