Private Villa built in traditional stones of Tinos island, Greece, Diles & Rinies Villas

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Private pools of the luxury villas, Diils & Rinies, Tinos, Greece

Meltemi Whispers

Private Villa built in traditional stones of Tinos island, Greece, Diles & Rinies Villas

Meltemi Whispers

Private Villa built in traditional stones of Tinos island, Greece, Diles & Rinies Villas
Lovely Greekness prevails at these clever eco-luxe island villas - the beautiful soul of Tinos has been captured here just for you


Diles & Rinies Luxury Hotel Villas are scattered across a gentle Calderan hillside that cascades down towards the Aegean on Tinos' southern tip, 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 and 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 Tinos' heritage. 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.

Mykonos is just a 20 minutes fast-cat trip away - a completely different world


Life in Tinos, the Cyclades isles of Greece, private pool, Diles & Rinies

The cluster of eight villas that make up Diles & Rinies all differ slightly but have a few things in common – seclusion, space, crafted-luxe interiors and unparalleled Aegean views. And with the villas being fully serviced you can be as private as you like yet have your every whim catered for. ‘Cake’ and ‘eat it’ comes to mind.

Depending on the size of your group and whether you’re with family or friends, you can find a villa at Diles & Rinies that’s a good fit. The Grande Villa is the biggest, sleeping up to 11 and a homage to chic Greek décor – traditional thick walls, windows that frame sea views and touches of local craft. With a gorgeous pool, fragrant Mediterranean garden, BBQ area, and countless other extras this could be the place for the next big gathering. Diles & Rinies will even throw you a party if that’s the vibe you’re looking for. Most of the other villas don’t have pools, but each has their own charm – the Premium Villa has a fireplace making Diles & Rinies a good choice for off-season explorations of Tinos.


Private Villa built in traditional stones of Tinos island, Greece, Diles & Rinies Villas

Having the Tinos island soul at its culinary heart, Restaurant Moonrise by Chef Giannis Bratsolias 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 absolutely 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 goodies 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.

Kids & Co.

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.


Why island hop when you can see the islands from your pool - Cyclades eye candy


Luxury Villas resort in Tinos by Diles & Rinies Villas, landscaped gardens, Cyclades, Greece

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.  Tino's southern tip 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.


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.

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