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BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

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BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

Perfect blend of simplicity
& comfort

BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

A secret beach
at your feet

BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

Laid-back atmosphere

BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

Sophisticated Cycladic
hospitality

BALLOS, TINOS ISLAND

Phos the Greek word for “light”, pronounced /ˈfɒs/. Described as moonlit, Tinos boasts landscapes so unique that seem otherworldly. Like the massive granite rocks of Volax looking as if they have “fallen” from the sky transforming the scenery into something unearthly and celestial. It is these lunar landscapes and the ample light of Cyclades that have been our source of inspiration in the making of PHOS.

Experience

In Ballos cove, just 6 km from the port and Chora, the main town of Tinos, we have created three welcoming planets (Selene, Helios and Eos) that bow to the Greek light. The same light that changes and at the same enchants everything giving a new dimension to the scenery from Dawn (Eos) when the Sun (Helios) rises until it sets and the Moon (Selene) takes its place. After all, “architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.”, as the famous architect Le Corbusier excellently stated.
Our three villas, comprising the timeless Cycladic tradition with the requirements of the modern traveller, are located in a privileged spot; a microcosm with access to the secret beach of Ballos, only 2 minutes away, offering complete privacy. They were created with the discerning wanderer in mind, who is looking around the world for luxurious hideaways to always come back to . Those who avoid anything pretentious and want to enjoy in a laidback yet authentic manner a sun-kissed summer.

Services

TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO THE PORT

Let us know the time of your arrival and departure from the port and we will arrange your transfer and cover your every need.

VEHICLE RENTAL

We can make all the arrangements with the best Car Rentals of the island in order to rent the vehicle of your choice and explore Tinos.

HOUSEKEEPING

We provide housekeeping services (change of linen and towels) every three days and room cleaning everyday.

SUNBEDS/BEACH UMBRELLA

We can provide you with a beach umbrella and sunbeds for the beach, as long as you inform us at the time of your booking.
*sunbeds are charged extra

PERSONAL CHEF

Do you dream of a private barbeque by the pool, or a dinner at your villa, exclusively for you? If the answer is yes, we are here to provide you with a personal chef, as long as you let us know beforehand.
* the service is charged extra

BABY SITTING

If you are interested in finding a babysitter, we can bring you in touch with our babysitter partners.
* the service is charged extra

WINE TASTING

Take part in interesting wine tastings in the three main vineyards of the island (Vaptistis, Volacus Wine, T-Oinos). Feel free to express your interest and we will organize an experience with a taste of Tinian wine.

SEA EXCURSIONS

Feel free to contact us and we will organize the excursion that suits you to get to know the island or the surrounding areas. Some of your options include:
A tour to Delos and Rhenia or a tour to south Tinos with the famous strait of Tinos-Andros, also known as "dysvato" (meaning inaccessible); a trip to north Tinos and the Caves, while it is also worth going for the all-day tour of the island.

HIKING

Discover the island through its famous trails. Contact us and we will organize a hike with an experienced guide.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

We are happy to take care of your ticket booking, your restaurant, tavern, museum reservations and so on.

The hand-made Island

Tinos seems to have the Midas touch. From the moment you start exploring the island you get a sense of uniqueness and “handmade”. Cornelius Castoriadis once called it "the handmade island", because of its distinctive architecture as well as the similarity of its meadows with paths. Mythology calls it "the island of Aeolus" with the strong winds certainly justifying its name. Tinos, an alloy of authenticity, wild beauty, source of inspiration and culture, is surely a one-of-a-kind destination you will always come back to.


10 Experiences You Won't Want to Miss



Villages

If someone asked “what should I not miss out” while visiting the island, the one sure answer is its villages. A big part of Tinos’ magic is located there. If you have time to visit them all, each one has something to “say” and leave their mark on the map. Pyrgos, the largest village of the island, Volax, with its lunar rocky landscapes, Kardiani featuring fairy-tale houses and flowered courtyards, Dyo Horia (Two Villages) with the labyrinthine alleys and the beautiful square, Tarambados with its famous dovecotes, Panormos the fishing village, Ysternia with the wonderful views and Agapi with the unique architecture and beauty that takes you to the past, are a just some of those worth adding to your list.

Beaches

Another thing you won’t want to miss out on is the beaches of Tinos that are so different to each other satisfying every mood and taste. From the famous Kolimbithra beach that the surfers and the “cosmopolitans” adore, the sandy Rochari beach near Panormos village with the cool hippie vibes, the family beach of Agios Fokas and the suntrap Kionia beach, the wild Livada, the remote Apigania to the “secret” beach of Ballos that enchants those looking for wild beauty without being deprived of modern comforts, the only thing that’s certain is that here you have a wide variety of options on a blue backdrop.

Holy Church of Panagia of Tinos

Also known as Panagia Evangelistria, it is one of the island’s main attractions. People from all over the world travel here every year for worship. Built in 1823, it is distinguished for its brilliant architecture with the white Tinian marble causing admiration to anyone who sees it. It is also here that the icon of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary was found. It is worth visiting it and seeing the unique relics it has inside.

Chora

Most people may come to Chora to visit Panagia of Tinos, however make sure to make some time from a walk in its beautiful alleys with the sweet shops. There is always a little treasure for you to discover!

Gastronomy

The Tinian gastronomy comes as a captivating surprise to establish its presence on the culinary map. The island’s local products compose a delicious basket that every gourmet will appreciate. Artichokes, figs, local meats, wine and tsipouro are a small sample of the “fruits” of this land. The traditional Tinian recipes, including rice with artichokes, bobota (a type of pie), lahanodolmades (stuffed cabbage leaves), sausage and louza (sausage), endure in the pot of time and are generously offered to Greek and foreign visitors. On the island you will find traditional taverns as well as fine dining restaurants, groceries and authentic cafes that will take you back in time.

Tinos Food Paths, awarded as the best gastronomic festival in Greece, is held here every May, during which the Tinian businessmen highlight the island’s culinary “paths”. There is also the Aegean Cocktails & Spirits Workshop event that showcases Greek spirits and produce. During these days, top bartenders and journalists from Greece and around the world live an experiential three-day event aiming to put the spotlight on the importance and power of local produce.

Dovecotes

Dovecotes, the island’s trademark, are typical structures for housing and breeding pigeons and an excellent example of folk art. You will find them in every Cycladic island; however, Tinos is clearly the queen of dovecotes. In the village of Tarambados you will see the most impressive ones.

Art

Island and art are inextricably linked. Tinos has been the birthplace of many great artists (including Chalepas, Vitalis, Filippotis, Sohos, Gyzis and Lytras) who stood out with their sculpture and painting, as well as elaborate marble craftsmen that left their mark on art. It is worth visiting its museums, like the Museum of Marble Arts and Crafts and the Tinian Artists Museum, the Giannoulis Chalepas Museum (all in Pyrgos village), the Kostas Tsoklis Museum in Kampos, and the Archaeological Museum in Chora.

 

Lunar Landscapes

One of the things that make Tinos so uniquely beautiful is its otherworldly lunar landscapes. One of the most unique and imposing on a global level, is the one in Volax village with the huge granite rocks that seem to have fallen from the sky like other planets. Mythology wants the village to be the result of a battle of the Titans, where while playing stone throwing, they created this impressive image that the visitor faces today. Experts, however, claim that what we see is the corrosion effect of granite by air and moisture. It is worth mentioning that in the wider geographical “triangle” of Livada, Flatos and Exomvourgo you will find some of the most beautiful landscapes of the island.

Surf

The earthly paradise of surfers could be none other than the “island of Aeolus”. Strong winds, huge waves and wild waters compose a backdrop that raises the adrenaline to the max. Kolimbithra and Livada are the two most famous and ideal beaches for surfing, but that does not mean that they are the only ones! If you want to know more about all the beaches that provide perfect surfing conditions as well as the secrets that will make you an expert with your board, feel free to get in touch with Tinos Surf Lessons.

Activities

For many, the best way to explore a destination is on foot. Tinos, in recent years, through the remodelling and organization of old paths, reveals its unexplored aspects to the island’s guests. Go to https://www.tinostrails.gr to learn more about hiking options. If you are interested in a tour guide, feel free to contact us and we will arrange everything for you. Also, something that few people know about the activities of the island is that it is an international climbing destination. Contact the manager of the villas and he will inform you about the access, the routes, the difficulties, the areas, the weather and soil peculiarities that it is good to keep in mind before embarking on your favourite sport.

Selene [selɛ̌ːnɛː] – goddess of the Moon in ancient Greek mythology

The first of our villas and therefore our most beloved one. Selene offers extraordinary views to the Aegean Sea. Its orientation faces the sunset to enjoy a peaceful afternoon from the comfort of your private pool.

  • Up to 5 guests
  • 2 min from the sea
  • Private Pool
  • Amazing View

Description

Its ground floor (48 sqm) features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining-room area with a large table for six, a bathroom with shower, and a living-room area with two built-in sofas (typical of Cycladic architecture), a fireplace and a TV set. The living room opens up to a patio featuring a swimming pool, sunbeds and a table with seating for up to six guests.

The lower floor (48 sqm) features two bedrooms with double, built-in beds with Coco-mat mattresses and a shared bathroom with shower. On the same floor, you will also find Books & Playground, a small space for quiet reading, or for accommodating one extra guest on a futon armchair.

Amenities

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • Towels and linens
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbeque

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2

    1 double bed
  • Living Room

    2 singles beds
  • Books Room

    1 futon armchair-single bed

Eos [ɛːɔ̌ːs] – the goddess of the Dawn in ancient greek mythology

Located between Helios and Selene, is our little jewel. Unlike the other two villas, this one is made entirely out of the rocks found on the island using the dry stone method that is so typical of the buildings on the island and elsewhere in Greece.

  • up to 5 Guests
  • 2 min from the sea
  • Private Jacuzzi
  • Amazing view

Description

Its ground floor (53 sqm) features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining-room area with a large table for six, a bathroom with shower, and a living-room area with two built-in sofas (typical of Cycladic architecture), a fireplace and a TV set. The living room opens up to a patio featuring a table with seating for up to six guests.

The lower floor (49 sqm) features a master bedroom with a double, built-in bed, and an open bedroom with two single beds, and a shared bathroom with shower – ideal to host a family with two kids. The highlight of this villa is the private Jacuzzi overlooking the sea.

Amenities

  • Fully equiped kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • Towels and linens
  • Hairdryer

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 double bed
  • Open Space

    2 single beds
  • Living room

    2 single beds

Helios [/ˈhiːliɒs/] – the god of the Sun in ancient greek mythology

Having the largest outdoor space and view both to sea and mountains. In the morning you may enjoy a splash in the swimming pool before heading for the sea, only 2’ minute walk away and accessible via private path; lazy, seaside leaving!

  • up to 5 Guests
  • 2 min from the sea
  • Private Pool
  • Amazing view

Description

Its ground floor (48 sqm) features a fully equipped kitchen, a dining-room area with a large table for six, a bathroom with shower, and a living-room area with two built-in sofas (typical of Cycladic architecture), a fireplace and a TV set. The living room opens up to a patio featuring a swimming pool, sunbeds and a table with seating for up to eight guests.

The lower floor (48 sqm) features two bedrooms with double, built-in beds and a shared bathroom with shower.

Amenities

  • Fully equiped kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • Towels and linens
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbeque

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 double bed
  • Bedroom 2

    1 double bed
  • Living room

    2 single beds