One of the biggest villages in Tinos, Isternia (or Ysternia) is located about 20km from the main port and close to marble deposits. The nearby abundance of the precious rock allowed local sculptures to decorate every part of the community with unique pieces of art. The houses, the yards, the fountains, all carry an impressive art footprint, a spectacle that will capture every visitor’s attention and interest. Some of the greatest Greek sculptors, like Vitalis and Sochou, were born in Isternia and a local Museum exhibits their work and biographies. A charming, marble-paved path, links the main village to a sandy beach and the seaside part, known as Isternia Bay.
Pyrgos, widely known as the ‘Marble Village’, is one of the biggest, prettiest and more lively villages in the Cyclades. It is home to the Marble Art Museum and School of Fine Arts.