The history of Tinos Island is indelibly stamped by the historical course of its Castle and the Castle’s greater area.
From our countryside hotel, Crossroads Inn, gazing to the north, at the back of the traditional Cycladic village of Tripotamos, you face a towering granite starkness hill. The granite hill’s contemporary name, where the medieval capital of Tinos Island once stood, is "Exombourgo" [Outer Burg]. It was named after the deserted village by the same name that the inhabitants of the town within the Castle built when the Turks razed the city within the Castle to the ground. An enormous granite boulder of volcanic rock, Exombourgo towers over the island, with its peak at 640m above sea level.