Located between Andros and Mykonos, you can travel to many Greek islands from Tinos. This guide shows you how.
Traveling from Tinos to other islands
Tinos is a beautiful and underrated Greek island located in the Cyclades group. The island is known for its stunning Panagia Evangelistria (Our Lady of Tinos Church of Miracles), and tens of thousands of pilgrims make there a way to visit it every year.
When you visit Tinos, you’ll also find some beautiful beaches, picturesque villages and other places of interest. In fact, I liked the island so much I wrote a guidebook about it! (Shameless plug – You can find it here on Amazon: Andros and Tinos in Greece.
Once you’ve finished exploring Tinos, you might want to continue your Greek island hopping adventure to other Cycladic Islands. Ferries connect Tinos with many popular Greek islands nearby, and this guide shows you how to get to them.
Can I fly from Tinos to other Greek islands?
As there is no airport in Tinos, the only way to take the journey from Tinos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades is by using the ferry network.
Ferries from Tinos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades
Whilst the closest island to Tinos is Andros, you can take the journey all the other Greek islands in the Cyclades by ferry. The most popular islands to visit after Tinos are Andros, Mykonos, and Syros.
During the high season, there will be more frequent ferries from Tinos to Andros, Mykonos, and Syros and the other Greek islands in the Cyclades than in the off-season. These ferries will be a mix of direct and indirect crossings.
Most travelers will find it makes sense to take a direct ferry to their next island after Tinos, as the travel times will be shorter and you won’t spend so much of your vacation time on a ferry.
If you want to go to an island that does not have a direct ferry connection after Tinos, you can put together an indirect ferry route which might mean stopping off at another island. An example of this is if you want to visit Santorini after Tinos.
Popular Ferry Routes From Tinos To Other Islands
You can reach the following Cyclades islands on a direct ferry trip from Tinos:
- How to get from Tinos to Andros
- How to get from Tinos to Ios
- How to get from Tinos to Kea
- How to get from Tinos to Koufonisia
- How to get from Tinos to Kythnos
- How to get from Tinos to Mykonos
- How to get from Tinos to Naxos
- How to get from Tinos to Paros
- How to get from Tinos to Syros
Indirect Ferry Routes From Tinos
If you’re willing to swap ferries, potentially wait around on another island for a few hours or overnight, and use different ferry companies, you can get to the other islands in the Cyclades from Tinos one way or another:
- How to get from Tinos to Amorgos
- How to get from Tinos to Anafi
- How to get from Tinos to Antiparos
- How to get from Tinos to Donoussa
- How to get from Tinos to Folegandros
- How to get from Tinos to Iraklia
- How to get from Tinos to Kimolos
- How to get from Tinos to Milos
- How to get from Tinos to Santorini
- How to get from Tinos to Schinoussa
- How to get from Tinos to Serifos
- How to get from Tinos to Sifnos
- How to get from Tinos to Sikinos
- How to get from Tinos to Thirasia
Buying Ferry Tickets
In the past, you had to wait until you were in Greece and use travel agencies to get your ferry ticket. Things are a bit easier now, and while you can still use a travel agent (you’ll find most island ports have one), it’s easier to book online.
The simplest place to look at schedules and book cheap ferry tickets online is at the Ferryhopper website.
Tinos Island Hopping Tips
A few travel tips when taking ferries from Tinos:
- Even when traveling in the high season, ferries rarely sell out. However, I would still recommend you get your tickets in advance, especially for August ferry trips from Tinos.
- Ferries depart on time, but almost never early. If you have a ferry ticket, aim to be at the Tinos port a half hour before departure. If you don’t have one, get there an hour earlier.
- A conventional ferry is normally cheaper than a high speed ferry. Conventional ferries are usually slower.
- The SeaJets ferry company tend to have the most expensive tickets, but their ferry schedule is designed with tourist convenience in mind. They are more likely to have a high speed vessel than a regular ferry with shorter ferry times.
- Many ferries have a small cafe on board, but you might want to bring your own snacks all the same.
- The Meltemi, which are strong winds that blow across the Aegean Sea may affect ferry crossings in August. They can sometimes make it difficult for ferries to dock at port.
- One of the best places to look at ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. It’s normally better to book your Tinos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the height of summer.
- For hotels in Greece, I recommend looking at Booking. They have a great selection of where to stay in other Greek islands in the Cyclades and customer reviews. If you are traveling to the Greek islands in the months of July, August, and September, I advise reserving accommodation in your desired destination a month or so in advance.
How to travel from Tinos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades FAQ
A few of the frequently asked questions about traveling to other Greek islands in the Cyclades from Tinos include:
Is Tinos worth visiting?
Yes, Tinos is worth visiting. It’s a beautiful, quiet island that’s perfect for a relaxing holiday. You can explore the villages, go swimming, and take a day trip to the other islands in the Cyclades nearby.
How can I get to other Greek islands in the Cyclades from Tinos?
The only way you can travel from the Greek island of Tinos to nearby islands is by ferry.
What ferry companies sail from Tinos?
You can take a ferry ride with many different ferry companies from Tinos to islands nearby. Ferry operators include Blue Star Ferries, SeaJets, Fast Ferries, and Golden Star Ferries.
How can I buy tickets for the ferry to other Greek islands in the Cyclades?
A great site to research available ferries online is Ferryhopper. It’s normally better to book your Tinos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades ferry tickets in advance, you might also go to a travel agency in Greece after you arrive.
Dave is a travel writer from the UK who has been living in Athens since 2015. As well as creating this travel guide to ferries from Tinos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades, he’s also written hundreds more guides to Greek destinations on this travel blog. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: