The third of our hikes takes us to the north part of the island, world famous for its high-quality marble queries and long tradition of sculpting arts. We transfer to the village of Pyrgos, capital of the North and home to the Sculpting Department of the National School of Fine Arts. We start with a stroll through the sparkling white houses of the village, covered by marble artwork, which takes us to the Museum of Marble Sculpting, at the edge of the village. After an optional visit to the museum, we start an uphill hike through a stone paved path, to the hilly pass with the iconic windmills, offering a view towards both the North and South Aegean Sea. Then we arrive in Isternia, a whitewashed village clinging high up in the steep hills, overlooking the archipelago. The hike continues through a hilly traverse with impressive sea views, towards one more picturesque village, Kardiani. From there, we finally descent towards the beach in the bay of Giannakis. After some optional rest and swimming, we transfer back to our hotel in Chora. Overnight in Tinos.
Hike: Pyrgos - Ysternia - Kardiani - Yiannaki Bay
Distance: 9.7km – 6 miles / Duration: 5 hours
Elevation Gain: 460m - 1510ft / Elevation Loss: 550m - 1800ft