The Best Bars in Tinos, Greece

Discover the best bars in Tinos and dance the night away with a glassful of Greeces favourite drink, ouzo
Discover the best bars in Tinos and dance the night away with a glassful of Greece's favourite drink, ouzo | © AegeanPhoto / Alamy Stock Photo
Nicola Chilton

Lovely Tinos, Greece manages to escape the summer holiday crowds that convene on many of the other Cycladic islands – but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to have fun in the evening. Many of the island’s café-bars open in the morning for coffee and breakfast and stay open throughout the day, serving craft cocktails and great local wines well into the night.

1. MAYOU All-Day Bar

Bar, Italian

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High up in the hills of Ysternia in a 200-year-old house, the views from the terrace of MAYOU are something to behold. Try a submarine – a refreshing Greek summer concoction that’s half-drink, half-dessert and comprises a thick, sticky sweet served on a spoon that’s dipped in ice-cold water. When you’ve got to grips with this, order a spritz or a glass of local wine and wait for the sunset. This is one of the best spots on the island to see it.

2. Alohari

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Italian

Cuban sounds, tiki cocktails and a rustic mood all combine to give Alohari on Rochari Beach a different feel from many other Greek beach bars. When it’s time to cool off from soaking up the sun on your recliner, order up a well-made cocktail. Try the refreshing Rochari thyme margarita with fresh Tinian thyme, or go more tropical with the Rochari Spicy – a blend of dark rum, passionfruit, fresh ginger and lime.

3. Omma

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Italian

All cocktails and bites at Omma bar are made from local ingredients. Sip a Thetis cocktail made from gin, local melon liqueur and vanilla foam, or a Galini with local honey, rum, passion fruit and petimezi, a type of grape molasses loved by the Ancient Greeks. Design is inspired by Tinian tradition – with stone and earthy colours combining to make this a bar you’ll want to linger in long after your bedtime.

5. Exomeriá

Restaurant, Italian

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You won’t regret heading 25 minutes up into the hills above Tinos town to get to Exomeriá. Order a cold Nissos beer – brewed on the island – and sit back in one of the white cushioned chairs as you take in the views below. If you find yourself getting peckish, the menu includes burgers, pizzas and salads – many of the ingredients come from their own farm.

6. Argy's Bar

Bar, Wine Bar, Italian

Located right next to the port in Tinos town, Argy’s is a good spot for a glass at any time of day – whether you’re waiting for a ferry or just feeling like educating yourself in different Greek wines. This is one of the best places on the island to try a wide variety of wines from Tinos, as well as those from other parts of Greece. Pair them with a local cheese or charcuterie plate and you have all the ingredients you need for a long night.

7. Sto Kapaki

Bar, Italian

Villages of Tinos
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Spread out beneath plane trees on the village square in Dio Choria – one of Tinos’s loveliest villages – Sto Kapaki is a friendly little spot where you’ll be surrounded by Tinians soaking up the evening ambience, chatting and drinking. It’s a great place to relax with an ouzo – the popular Greek anise-flavoured spirit – and if you’re lucky, you might even stumble across one of the regular evening acoustic music performances.

8. O Megálos Kafenés

Bar, Cafe, Italian

This is the central square of Pyrgos village, probably the most beautiful in Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece.
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Sitting on the village square in Pyrgos, the outdoor tables of the Big Café are topped with pots of fragrant basil, while the interior is filled with antiques and old photos telling the stories of its history. By day, the older men of the village fuel up here on Greek coffee – as they’ve done for more than 100 years – and on summer evenings, it’s abuzz with friends and families who come for the ambience and stay to drink and snack into the night.

To explore more of Greece, check out the best hotels in Skyros, and the best hotels in Zakynthos – bookable with Culture Trip. During your stay, explore the best things to do in Oia, and relax on the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Make sure you also book a table at at least one of the best restaurants in Oia to sample some delicious Greek dishes.

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