Sleeps from 2 to 13

Xinara House, a beautifully converted former bishop's palace in the heart of unsung Tinos

Gardens, Terraces and Around

xinara terrace dusk

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

BLACKSMITHS' TERRACE Seating and a table beneath a tree with scented white blossom.

HOUSE ENTRANCE TERRACE  Bougainvillea, old Greek pots, a pretty pebble-pattern paving. A table and lots of seating.

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

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

WALKS Old tracks lead up from Xinara House to the mountain, down to old villages, the port and to beaches.

SWIMMING One of the best island beaches - safe, sandy and with a nice bar - is just a short drive from the house, and there are lots of places to sunbathe in the gardens.