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UPDATE [added 30.08.18]

Dear friends,

We are so excited to have you all in Tinos island to celebrate our wedding.

This is an update with some information about travel and the events that will take place while we will be there.

Friday 7th September

The day before the wedding is Katerina’s birthday so from midday till late afternoon we will have a drink at Rochari beach at the beach bar. This will be a relaxed pre-wedding celebration, aiming to save some energy for the next day. So if you are already in Tinos, join us.

Saturday 8th September

The actual wedding ceremony starts at 17:30 on Saturday. However, following the local tradition at Pyrgos village we will start the celebrations earlier in the day. As the custom suggests, friends of the bride and the groom will attend their family houses to accompany each one while getting ready for the wedding - with local treats, drinks and music. From 15:30 you are more than welcome to come to Katerina’s or Tzortzis’ place in Pyrgos.

[Katerina’s house is few meters straight and left upstairs from the aley that is on the left side of Άγιος Δημήτριος - Saint Dimitrios. Tzortzis’ house is few meters straight upstairs from Παναγια Η Ελεουσα.]

Following, local musicians will collect the groom from his place and walk together with friends and family through the village to the house of the bride. Once couple and their company meet, everybody will drive to the chapel of Panagia Faneromeni at Vathi situated 10 minute from Pyrgos village. Wedding and christening will last for about one hour and a half and afterwards a reception with drinks, food and live music will take place at the same location next to the chapel.

Please note that the part of the ceremony and the party will take place outside so during the night time, depending on the weather, warmer clothes might be useful. If you do not drive a car we will arrange to join others to drive you to and from the chapel.

Travel in Tinos

There are 3 ways to get from Tinos port to Pyrgos [Panormos on Google maps] by bus, taxi or car.

Bus: this is the local bus agency KTEL Tinou this schedule-poster has the routes in both greek and english.

Taxi: Radio Taxi Tinou agency +30 2283 022470

Car: If a car is not booked for you already and you want to rent one please contact and reference “Tzortzis Rallis” for a quote at Jason Rent a Car agency

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INVITATION

You are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of Katerina Valaka and Tzortzis Rallis. The wedding will take place on Saturday, the eighth of September two thousand eighteen at five thirty in the afternoon at Panagia tis Phaneromenis chapel in Vathi, Tinos island, Greece. Please see below some information regarding the event, the island, how to get there, where to stay and more.

If you like to join us please register for this event to RSVP (formal invitation to follow).


THE EVENT

The event will take place at a small chapel situated at the south west side of Tinos island the birthplace of our parents and grandparents. We have many nice memories in this place so with great pleasure we invite our friends and family to join us at our party. The happening includes a wedding, a christening (a cultural promise to our greek mothers), traditional food, local booze, live regional music, dancing, dj performance to name but a few.


THE ISLAND

Tinos is located in the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea. The island of Tinos is mostly famous for pilgrimages, dovecotes and stonemasons. The island was venetian for 500 years until 1715, something that is apparent in the architecture and the skill of carving marble, especially around the village of Pyrgos, where it is still active by the numerous local art workers. For this reason, the Tinian marble craftsmanship was included recently, in the Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage. With some 800 chapels and churches (more than 600 dovecotes), religious tourism kept mainstream holiday visitors away from the island for years. Recently people started discovering the traditional villages, diversity of landscape, marvelous beaches and the culinary scene on the island. Moreover, Tinos is directly connected by ferry to several other islands such as Syros, Ermoupoli – the capital of the Cyclades, a metropolis with vibrant social and cultural life – the notorious party island of Mykonos, the sacred site of the ancient Greek world, Delos, as well as the beautiful islands of Paros, Naxos, and Andros.


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Tinos has no airport, but it can be reached by air via a flight to Athens or nearby island Mykonos. The biggest airport is in Athens. From Athens, there are daily ferries from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus to Tinos. It can take you less than two hours to reach the island by cataraman and about four hours by conventional ferry boat. The closest airport is in Mykonos, which is much smaller and it gets busy in summer. From Mykonos, the daily ferry can take you in 30 minutes to Tinos.

Tinos island has a good road network with sings. Most of the seaside and mountainous villages can be accessed with the local buses with about four routes on a daily basis. Taxis are also available in Tinos (Chora), particularly at the port and the central square of the town. However we think that a car is the best way to explore the island. In that way you can access all the villages, mountains, beaches, coastal areas which offer some of the most picturesque areas of Cyclades. At the port, there are car and motorbike rental agencies. Therefore a limited number of cars have been reserved at a special rate for this occasion. You can reserve by contacting Tzortzis or Katerina.

The family houses of Valaka and Rallis families are located in the traditional village of Pyrgos in the north west side of Tinos. For your comfort and convenience we have made some accommodation arrangements in Pyrgos and the nearby villages. A limited number of rooms and B&Bs have been reserved at a special rate for this occasion. You can reserve by contacting Tzortzis or Katerina. If you prefer to making your own accommodation arrangements there are plenty of options available in Pyrgos and Panormos as well as the neighboring villages. Feel free to check alternatives on airbnb, booking.com and elsewhere.


USEFUL LINKS

Dovecotes in Tinos

Tinian Marble Craftsmanship in Unesco list

The Museum of Marble Crafts in Pyrgos

Giannoulis Chalepas museum

Church of Panagia Evangelistria

Beaches in Tinos

Hiking Tinos

Tinos Surf School

Tinos Dive Center

Cyclades Microbrewery

The new culinary scene in Tinos








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