Diles & Rinies Luxury Hotel Villas are scattered across a gentle Calderan hillside that cascades down towards the Aegean on the southern tip of Tinos, a few kilometres from the old town, the port and the Agios Fokas beaches.
Cast in the familiar sun bleached sugar cube form dressed in raw stone, Diles & Rinies Luxury Hotel Villas are an eco-friendly luxury residence fused with contemporary Cycladic style as well as being lovingly brushed with the saintly culture of untouched Tinos.
Awash in a crisp, fresh patina of whites, soft eggshells and ochre, the spacey yet boutique Mediterranean interiors are streaked with rural artefacts and crafted ceramics from the island.
Each bespoke boutique villa is flanked by private fragrant gardens and has fabulous upper floor verandas that gaze out towards the sea, the isles of Delos (Diles), Rineia (Rinies) and hedonistic Mykonos.
Diles & Rinies Hotel Villas provide independence with the services and concierge of a luxury boutique hotel, all in the relaxed style of a designer house etched with the heritage of Tinos.
Untouched Tinos is rural and remote, although getting there is relatively easy – either fly to Mykonos and take the 15-minutes fast boat or pop through Athens and cruise down the Aegean for a few hours to the port of Tinos.
Having the Tinos island soul at its culinary heart, Restaurant Moonrise at Diles & Rinies Luxury Hotel Villas has sourced a journey of taste from the island - a zero-kilometre-concept that showcases the freshest ingredients from Tinos. Dining takes place around the pool and gardens and you can either opt for the rustic large farmhouse table or grab your own little table of romance. Modern infusions of classic Mama-style dishes are absolutley delicious using natural simple foods cooked in the island tradition - this is foodie done the Greek way.
Expect wooden boards with grilled fish, meats, farm-to-table vegetables, cheeses and sweetness from the island's honey and fruits. Each villa has a kitchen too, so you can arrange food delivery, hire a chef to cook for you in the privacy of your own villa, grill your fish yourself, or grab a basket of foodiness before hitting the trails and beaches for a day of adventure.
The great thing here is that you live like an islander - just with hotel services that are there, as and when you wish.
Diles & Rinies villas are very family-friendly and are ideal for families of all sizes, with 3-4 bedroom villas up to those that sleep 8. Bunkbeds, cots, baby gates for stairs, children’s menus, babysitting and creative play are all included, as well as an on-call doctor. For entertainment, there is your private pool, going to the beach, swimming in the sea, horse riding and windsurfing, as well as 60 authentic villages full of art, culture and restaurants.
Eleni Gioni can best be described as a core academic who fell in love with the island of Tinos and its surrounding Aegean sea.
“I felt I had returned home”.
Finding a spot to create their new life here was a difficult task as there were literally so many enchanting places, but she says “we found our little pocket of Tinos that had our names written on the rocks – and the view, well come and see for yourself.”
Art, culture and a passion for the environment helped Eleni conceive her plans for an eco-resort that used the island’s DNA and fostered local building materials.
“I wanted to explore the notions of luxury meets eco and I believe we have succeeded beyond our dreams.”
Eleni has creatively styled her love of nature and culture in her beloved boutique abode on lovely Tinos. She runs the place with passion – her enthusiasm is so wonderfully Greek and original, this is Eleni.
Situated in the Cyclades on the southern tip of Tinos east of the main Chora and ports, facing the islands of Delos & Rineia (Diles & Rinies - hence the name). Getting to Tinos is easy and the quickest route is via neighbouring Mykonos, just a 20-mins fast cat journey away.
This southern tip of Tinos is still a rural setting of peace and tranquillity overlooking the Aegean, with the main Chora a short drive away. The villas are close to the beach of Agios Fokas and offer a perfect base from which to explore the many saintly sights of Tinos.
And lastly, the sunsets from your luxury retreat are wildly instagrammable - especially cast against the mythical island of Delos. A Grecian delight.
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