BBC Puts Attention on Lesser-known Tinos Island
The BBC recently highlighted the tourism offerings and traditions of the Greek island of Tinos in an article released on its online edition.
Citing the Greek Tourism Ministry’s strategy, which this year is also promoting lesser-known parts of the country to spread visitors across many destinations, BBC’s Victoria Craig says that the move could help reduce the overtourism problem recorded on many destinations before the pandemic.
“Tinos is one such (lesser-known) destination… The average tourist, though, often overlooks the island, with its rocky landscape, in favour of other wildly popular Cyclades destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini,” she says.
Craig adds that Tinos has a lot of the same draws that its neighbouring islands boast: white-washed buildings, sandy beaches and temperate waters.
“Nevertheless, the island is most well known among the Christian community, which sees thousands make an annual August pilgrimage to the Holy Church of Panagia Evangelistria,” BBC’s Victoria Craig says.
In addition, the island has many traditions that locals are proud to share: Tinos’ cheesemaking process produces unique cheeses such as the malathouni and kariki.
Craig adds that many Greeks choose Tinos for its quieter, more secluded, and foodie-friendly reputation.
Does Tinos really need this kind of attention and promotion ? Another island to be destroyed by over-tourism ?