Sleeps from 2 to 13

Xinara House, a beautifully restored former bishop's home in the heart of rural Tinos

Gardens, Terraces and Around

xinara terrace dusk

XINARA VILLAGE  10 - 15 minutes from Tinos's main town and port, the 18th-century village is pedestrian with a free carpark. Though at the village centre, we are not overlooked and the gardens are enclosed with old stone walls.

BLACKSMITHS' TERRACE Seating, with a table beneath a tree with scented white blossom (Blacksmiths guests).

HOUSE ENTRANCE TERRACE  Bougainvillea, old Greek pots, pretty pebble-pattern paving. An 8-seat marble table. (House guests).

MARBLE TERRACE 150m² terrace with loungers(above). Outdoor kitchen with seating and original wood-fired oven. Pergola with ten-seater table. Traditional Tinos dovecote, walnut, lemon and orange trees (House guests).

GARDENS Private terraced garden to wander amongst ancient olives, cactus and citrus trees, or hang-out up at the pool terrace. There is a newly-planted vineyard for our own rosé from 2023, plus fruit and vegetable gardens where guests can help themselves, and chickens for fresh eggs (House guests).

WALKS Old partly-paved tracks lead directly from Xinara House to the mountain, down to old villages, the port, and to beaches.

BEACHES One of the best of the island's beachs, Kolymbithra - safe, sandy and with a nice bar - is a short drive from the house. 

TAVERNAS There are many good places to eat and drink in the surrounding old villages.