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Odera in Tinos, Greece

Photo courtesy of Odera

Odera offers a gateway to the heart and soul of Tinos with a testament to authenticity.

Launching this month, Odera, will be the first luxury boutique hotel of its kind on the unspoiled island of Tinos. Sitting in a secluded bay with a private beach amongst the island’s dramatic landscape, the hotel will comprise 77 rooms and pool suites, an expansive spa and private beach club. A testament to authenticity, Odera will feature interiors designed by Studio Bonarchi, with an ethos centered on celebrating Tinos’ traditions, local artisans and producers.

The commitment to preserving the environment and supporting the island’s local craftmanship is reflected in every corner of the hotel from traditional Tinian stonework and authentic pigeonholes showcasing the island’s natural beauty and heritage to meticulously crafted marble furnishings and incredible dining menus that celebrate local suppliers. The art of understated yet exquisite living is embraced at Odera and all rooms and suites boast magnificent sea views and a walk-in shower. Those looking to elevate their stay to new heights can opt to stay at the Odera Residence which features a spacious living area and a private pool overlooking the Aegean Sea, promising complete opulence and privacy.

Wellness at Odera is a holistic journey that mirrors the unhurried pace of life on this enchanting, rugged island and the premium spa experiences offer rejuvenation and soulful indulgence. Guests are invited to discover the heart and soul of Tinos through a host of island activities and excursions including hiking, fishing, village tours and marble carving workshops while the lively Tinos town is about three miles away. The hotel’s private sandy beach, Vourni, is a short stroll and guests can rent the hotel’s private boat to explore the hidden gems along the stunning coastline.

The soulful sister of the Cyclades and a world apart from the neighboring island of Mykonos, which is just a short boat or helicopter ride away. A hidden, unspoiled gem, Tinos is a charming, spiritual and soulful island, best-known by religious pilgrims for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, built in 1823 to honor the Virgin Mary. With its rustic landscape, remote and unspoiled beaches, undulating olive groves and vineyards and sleepy, white-washed villages, Tinos offers a peaceful haven, a place of respite and calm and a glimpse into a time gone by.

Odera is a 25-30-minute boat ride from JMK Airport (Mykonos Island) or a two-hour ferry journey from Athens. Room rates start from $372.