Tinos – Marble and Architecture

Tinian architecture has been on a continuous dialogue with the landscape, the nature and the people activities. The roots of the architectural culture on the island date back to the early antiquity when the first constructions were built, develop through the byzantine and post byzantine era and eventually are greatly influenced by the Venetians. more…

 

Marble art in Pyrgos

Pyrgos, getting a huge quantity of marble as main material, turned out to be, from the era of the Ottomans, the center of the contemporain sculpture in Greece, reaching its peak at the end of the 19th century till the mid of the 20th. All the members of the families worked exclusively as marble craftsmen, travelled all over Greece and abroad (Balkans, Minor Asia, Alexandria) leaving behind their artistic seal. more…

 

Culinary Workshop

Culinary courses in a brilliant place, on an island which has incorporated three continents in its cuisine, in the oven, in the frying pan, in the casserole. The need to conserve food, imagination, ancient practices, cultural influences from the Venetians and the Ottomans, meat, dairy, legumes, fish, vegetables, herbs, wild artichokes, and ‘hirosfagia’ (pig processing) thyme honey and heather honey, grape must(petimezi), ‘raki’ and wine formed the Tinian Cuisine. more…