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The archeological museum is located in the heart of the Town, at the central road that leads to the church of Virgin Mary and no passer-by can ignore it. It was built in the beginning of the 60's with the initiative of Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Τήνουthe Archeological Society. In this museum, marvelous and considerable collections of archeological findings are exposed, from all over the island. The most important collections worthy of visiting are: the big and unique ceramic jars, that were discovered inside the famous Sanctuary of Goddess Ceres and her daughter, at the foothill of Xomburgo, dating back to the “archaic period” (8th- 7th century BC), statues and architectural parts from Poseidon's and Amphitrite's Temple in "Kionia", Andronicus solar clock, which is one of the most important findings of this temple (1st century BC), a beautiful mosaic floor that was found in the district of Virgin Mary, coins from several periods and various other archeological findings.Αρχαιλολογικό Μουσείο Τήνου

The building is going to be expanded, in order to exhibit more collections that now are placed in the museum’s storage room, a fact that will make it even more significant. The ticket price of the museum is symbolic, and the staff always ready to inform every visitor.

Πινακοθήκη Τήνου

The portrait gallery is housed in a wide space in the precinct of Virgin Mary's church. It includes more than 100 paintings, both authentic and copies, by many famous painters from Tinos and elsewhere, such as: N. Lytras, G. Iakovidis, N. Ghyzis, K. Parthenis, I. Altamouras, K. Volonakis, G. Roilos. Furthermore, in this area, some “cinquecento”- (Italian fifteenth century) paintings from Italy and the Ionian islands are exhibited. In addition to these, the visitor can admire several objects of European Art like vases, furniture, a fabulous mirror and other objects of great value.


The museum of Tinian artists is located in the forecourt of the church of the Annunciation. It includes representative samples of the artworks of Tinian artists. There are remarkable paintings and sculptures, as well as authentic works and copies. Among the artists that have created the paintings are; N. Ghizis, Nikiforos, Nicholas and Pericles Lytras, G. Roilos, M. Renieris, G. Gaitis, while there are also sculptures and reliefs made by G. Halepas, L. Sohos, D. Filippotis, G. Vitalis, Lazarus and Marcus Fitalis and I. Voulgaris.


Έκθεση εκκλησιαστικών κειμηλίων και εικόνωνIt is housed in one of the rooms of the Virgin Mary church's forecourt. It includes many ecclesiastical objects from the island, mainly icons from the 14th-19th century, as well as the Rigas Fereos map (one of the three authentic that have been saved) and the ring of Kolokotronis. There are also woodcuts of the Tinian artist Ioannis Platis. In conclusion, the collection has paintings of famous artists such as F. Kontoglou and N. Lytras.


It is placed on the eastern side of the Virgin Mary's church. It contains many important sacred objects, like valuable bibles, icons, crosses, priestly vests, communion cups and even elephant tusks.

Μαυσωλείο Έλλης


Beside the church of the finding of the Annunciation, there is the so called mausoleum of Elli. Here, along with the commemorative marble relief representing victory, parts of the Italian torpedo that hit the Greek warship Elli, some ship objects and the victims' bones are kept.





It is housed inside the Virgin Mary's church enclosure. The wooden and plaster engravings of the Tinian Academy member are exposed there.

Μουσείο Μαρμαροτεχνίας


This modern museum, which the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Piraeus has created in 2007, is one of the most interesting museums on the island and the first of its kind in Greece. It is located in the village of "Pyrgos", beside the renowned School of Marble Art and it is housed in a modern building, according to the public's modern demands, integrating it very well with the Tinian landscape. Here, the visitor can wander about and be guided through the circle of life of the marble. From the quarries where it is extracted to the workshop and the creation of artworks, we can follow and understand the whole procedure, through representations and audio-visual material on the extraction, the elaboration, the use of several tools and, in the end the transformation from an amorphous clump into different artistic artifacts. For the museum's needs, several of the island's authentic marble sculptures are exhibited, modern and old, due to citizens' and authorities' donations such as; architectural parts, lintels, as well as artworks' rough drafts created by some famous local sculptors.

Μουσείο Μαρμαροτεχνίας


Kostas Tsoklis museum is newly founded and situated in the village of Kambos. The collection exhibited includes much more than just K. Tsoklis' work. There is a collection of the artist's private files, exhibition catalogues, books, photographs and the like. Visitors can daily enjoy extracts of his TV and radio shows in a specially equipped room. This museum is mainly designed to expose Tsoklis' art, so that the wide public becomes familiar with this particular artist's work. Moreover, there is a wide range of side activities held at this museum, such as an art library, a series of lectures by art historians and well known academic personalities, authors and theater playwrights, as well as a series of creative workshops for children, teenagers and adults.


Μουσείο Πανορμιτών Καλλιτεχνών It is housed in a building at the entrance of the village of "Pyrgos", beside the house of Giannoulis Halepas. Here, sculptures and reliefs made by artists from "Panormos" are exhibited, such as; G. Halepas, D. Filippotis, Eur. Lambaditis, I. Voulgaris, L. Lukas, G. Vitalis, L. Sohos and more. Indeed, some of works are the authentic rough versions of marble masterpieces, where sometimes you can detect the marks carved by the artists.


Μουσείο-σπίτι Χαλεπά στην Τήνο

The house of the famous Tinian sculptor, in the village of "Pyrgos", has been transformed into a museum. Here, apart from the area where the artist lived and created, the family photos, the furniture and the household utensils that he used, the visitor can also see and admire sculptures of his.


In this museum that is placed in the village "Ysternia", artworks of the local artists are exhibited, like: the Fytali brothers, Malakates, G. Vitalis, Lazarus and Anthony Sohos, L. Lameras and more.

There are several other museums in some villages of Tinos, containing artistic, folkloristic, ecclesiastic, agricultural as well as many other kinds of exhibits worth visiting, with the purpose of discovering the tradition, art and culture of the island (see the description of Tinian villages).