Sumary of Love Greek food and want to taste the cream of the crop? Head to the island of Tinos:
- While Greek food is best experienced in Greece, you might well find the cream of the nation’s crop in Tinos – the Aegean gem where the gastronomes of Athens head in summer.
- You’ll spot moustached men playing backgammon at marble tables in the dappled sunlight.
- Sunny outlook: The archway of a home in Pyrgos, which is known as ‘the marble village’ in Tinos While sampling local delicacies in Tinos, try the ‘semolina-rich’ galaktoboureko pastry (stock photo) Pyrgos is known as ‘the marble village’, a nod to Tinos’s history as a centre for the material.
- You can even stay at the tastefully renovated Tinos Pigeon House (tinospigeonhouse.
- Family-run taverna Sta Fys’Aera sits beyond the wind-bashed mountain village of Aetofolia.
- Make the trip here for the local meze – try the courgette salad and superbly salty Tinos cured pork, swilled down with a glass of punchy retsina.