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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theatre
“Ask me for the program of the theater if you choose to attend a concert, opera or a theater play! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great fish tavern with simply nice grilled fish and a unique Cycladic environment.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“In Pyrgos village of Tinos,a small thematic museum, where the marble technology is presented.Tinos is the most important modern Greek marble center. The small but extraordinary aesthetic and contemporary concept of this Marble Craft Museum comes to highlight and depict the social and economic context in which the local marble workshops were developed, while being a small but precious jewel for the island. Visitor has the opportunity to get acquainted with the traditional techniques and procedures related to the extraction, first processing and transportation of the marble, then the shaping and placement of the construction.It tracks the entire path from raw material to complete work! Amazing”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cave
“The Cave of Antiparos is among the most beautifuland most significant in the world; this because, in addition to being an enchanting natural site worth seeing, it is inextricably linked to the history of the area and generates great archaeological interest, owing to the findings from the Stone Age discovered in its interior. The engraved inscriptions that ‘adorn’ it are also an inexhaustible source of stories, legends and information concerning famous—and more anonymous—visitors, like a kind of guest book, whose first page was written hundreds of year before the birth of Christ. Stalactites and stalagmites, which change form according to the inspiration and imagination of the individual visitor, adorn the ‘Katafygi’ [shelter], as locals used to call the Cave. It is located some 171 metres above sea level, is precipitous, and its interior temperature in wintertime is at about 15 degrees Celsius. It has an area of approximately 5,600 square metres. Its maximum depth reaches some 85 metres and the descent takes place easily and securely, by way of a cement staircase made up of 411 steps. The exceptional visibility makes possible the observation of details created by ‘Nature, the artist’, and also permits the search for human presence from the times of the Parian poet Archilochus (c. 680 - c. 645 BC) up to the 20th century. The Cave is open for visits from April through October, its opening hours from 10:00-15:00 In winter months visits may be made upon arrangement with the Municipality of Antiparos. The admission ticket costs 5.00 euros. There is a 50% discount for children and those over 65 (2.50 euros).”
  • 11 locals recommend
City Hall
“excellent building that houses the town hall of the island. Nearby is the Apollon Theater, a miniature of the theater La Scala di Milano, Italy. You have to visit both.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Industrial Museum of Ermoupolis The Museum hosts a collection of tools, equipment and machinery from the Golden industrial era from loukoumi workshops, to textile, tanning, printing, machinist’s craftsmanship and glass workshops as well as a digital audio and visual archives with testimonies from former workers, maps and plans, a three-dimensional representation of industrial buildings and and artifacts from the wreck of the Patrice steamship. Among the exhibits one can also see the first legendary electric car Enfield 8000 constructed in Greece. Working Hours: Monday, Thusday, Thursday & Friday 09:00-17:00 Wednesday & Saturday Closed Sunday 09:00-14:00 ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ermoupolis is the capital of Syros and known for its cultural events such as theatrical performances and art exhibitions. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Located 5km south of Parikia, near the Monastery of Jesus of Woods, this valley is referred to as Petaloudes, which means Butterfly in Greek. Every year during the summer months, the valley is verdant and the Jersey Tiger Moths seem to wrap the entire valley which creates a truly breathtaking natural phenomenon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Visiting Vaporia you must have a snack or a drink on the wave overlooking the "little Venice" the most prestigious neighborhood of Ermoupolis. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Ten minutes around the bay from Parikia is what most people agree is the best beach on the island. With a crescent of white sand, pool-like waters and full waiter service, it’s a mystery why Marcello isn’t busier. The sea is so tranquil that the only thing that musters more than a ripple is the wake caused by ferries entering and leaving Parikia’s harbour in the distance. Children will have the time of their lives playing in these safe waters while parents and couples will be spellbound by the vistas over the glimmering sea, back to Parikia and its mountainous backdrop.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“What do you do when your wife is contracted with a new job in a new town? You do what you do best! You open the best cocktail bar in the town. That's Kouchico. Honestly the best bar for chill and top quality drinks and cocktails in a nice corner of the streets of Ermoupolis. Hidden but creating a garden atmosphere that can offer entertainment for all interests. They mix the cocktails with some greek spirits too. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famous gourmet fish restaurant with fresh local products. Very pricey for Tinos standards, if this was in Mykonos could be ok (my own opinion!). Book your table in advance on peak season! You may wait a bit long before you are served. I don't like it personally, great location right on the sea, good food but overrated and not value for money. Arrogant staff and noisy place with children shouting and screeming . Price range 30-45€ per person.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eat or drink? Difficult to choose at a place like Ono concept! I would choose both ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“@ near by Ysternia village, café – bistrot, location with breathtaking views of the Aegean sea & Syros, extremely friendly people, nice relaxing music, breakfast, fresh juices, salads, delicious home made pizza and sweets, Mediterranean salads, drinks and cocktails. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ethnic beach bar & restaurant with a very special atmosphere. Operates all day long until midnight. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Μεζεδοπωλείο στο Κίνι με θέα υπέροχα ηλιοβασιλέματα, πάνω από το κύμα, με άποψη και ποικιλία στις γεύσεις!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Famous gourmet fish restaurant with fresh local products. Very pricey for Tinos standards, if this was in Mykonos could be ok (my own opinion!). Book your table in advance on peak season! You may wait a bit long before you are served. I don't like it personally, great location right on the sea, good food but overrated and not value for money. Arrogant staff and noisy place with children shouting and screeming . Price range 30-45€ per person.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eat or drink? Difficult to choose at a place like Ono concept! I would choose both ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ethnic beach bar & restaurant with a very special atmosphere. Operates all day long until midnight. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Μεζεδοπωλείο στο Κίνι με θέα υπέροχα ηλιοβασιλέματα, πάνω από το κύμα, με άποψη και ποικιλία στις γεύσεις!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and Cafe in a beautiful spot overlooking the channel to Despotiko. Walk along the beach to the small church of Ag. Georgios. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Taverna
“Wonderful views by the sea, delicious food and reasonable pricing, authentic cuisine, easy going!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
“Don't miss it when you are in Finikas. Value for money food. Delicious mezedes with great sea view. Fish and local delicaties perfectly cooked. Highly recommended.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kouzina is one of those places you don't want to miss. The restaurant is located at a central spot in Ermoupolis, which kinda resembles to the crowdy tiny roads of Paros or Mykonos. The stakes are high, because there are more than five restaurants one after the other. But Kouzina is at another level. Dining at Kouzina looks quiet an experience right from the start. Mixing traditional dishes of greek and cycladic heritage with more cosmopolitan techniques to create something new is the secret weapon of Kouzina. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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