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This Quiet Greek Island Might Be Prettier Than Mykonos

By Dawn Hammon


Several big islands in Greece, including Myoknos, have recently had a flood of tourism and rising prices. To see gorgeous views on a budget, visit Tinos in the Cyclades instead.
Tinos is a sleepy island of only 9,000 people scattered across 60 unique villages, but it has striking beauty, a delicious food scene, and a connection with traditional Greek life.
Chora has the same cobblestone streets and architecture that Mykonos is famous for, and Volax village has massive granite boulders and the charming poem lyrics on the doors.
Tinos offers the Mediterranean climate, food, and beaches you're looking for, too. Stop at any taverna to delight in the freshest seafood and local delicacies like Tinos cheese.
Gorgeous beaches are scattered around the island. While other expenses will be similar in cost to those on Mykonos, you can stay at many lodgings for just $100-200 a night.