Discover the magic of Tinos by staying in this stunning Cycladic stone house.


Enjoy expansive sea views in an idyllic natural setting in a traditional-style home in Arnados.

Meraki House Tinos, Cycladic Spaces

About the Location

Meraki House sits just near the village, Arnados, close to the famous Monastery Agia Peladia. Arnados is beautiful and secretive and quieter than its neighbouring villages. It is ripe for exploration but is also a great place to relax and dine among the locals in the simple Kafeineion in its little square and a wonderful Grill house close by, with breathtaking views.

The house has a rare vantage point, high on the hill, which is difficult to find on the island. On a clear day you can see from Kithnos to Ikaria, a 270 degree view, which is breathtaking. It’s a godlike view, and as you watch the goats grazing you can imagine how this landscape has evolved over the years.


The House

The building was initially designed by an engineer, who was keen to build with the island weather in mind, creating areas protected from potential winds, like the famous Meltemi, and give shade and shelter to the house. The walls are thick and the windows small, keeping it naturally cool in summer. He incorporated Tinian marble to the design to keep in harmony with the island’s architectural style and tradition.

The visionaries and owners of this property, Dom and Eva, wanted to create a simple and connected social space, that allowed for comfort and simplicity. They wanted to help guests connect with the surrounding. 

” It was really important for us, whatever we did, the house was a Tinian house, and was in keeping with basic Tinian and Cycladic design. I believe we have highlighted traditional design while bringing in a personal touch.”

This three bedroom island villa is a place to make happy memories. The spacious entertainer’s terrace is perfectly designed to protect you from summer winds and allows for laidback indoor/outdoor living, while inside the open flowing interiors encourage connection with each other and nature’s rhythm.

The house is opulent in simplicity. Henry Miller wrote that Greece must be the hardest place in the world to be an artist, because of what is already there is so eternally beautiful. Eva and Dom explain that their job was not to get in the way of this.

“If you get the chance to go and stand outside one morning, with the lizards and the hawks, and let your eyes sink into the sea and maybe hear the echo of a church service, you will know what we mean.” 


What to Expect

  • Gorgeous terrace with 270 degree sea views 
  • Serene interior spaces designed with love 
  • Peaceful location close to the historic villages of Arnados, Dio Choria & Triandaros 
  • Spacious living & dining areas 
  • Fully equipped kitchen & washing machine 
  • Only 15 min drive to beaches 
  • Ancient walking paths, hiking and rock climbing nearby 
  • Close to the port and downtown Chora for supermarkets, restaurants, bars and awesome shopping! 


3 Bedrooms 

Fall asleep peacefully to the sounds of nature, each bedroom includes super comfy mattresses and high quality bed linens, and plenty of space for your clothes and belongings in the Cycladic wardrobes. 

Upstairs: 1 x queen size bedroom with lockable door and access to the terrace and sea views 

1 x double size bedroom open to the upstairs foyer 

Downstairs: 1 x queen size bedroom off living room with linen curtains for privacy 



2 x Modern Cycladic stone bathrooms with overhead shower (unusual in Greece!) stocked with heavenly herbal Greek amenities from Aegean Beauty, and a hairdryer. Washing machine, iron and ironing board provided. 

Living & Dining

Cook up delicious feasts in the fully equipped kitchen with electric cooktop and oven, Nespresso and Greek coffee makers and all the supplies you need to get started. Inside, your dining table seats up to 6 people or eat outside under a setting sun on the beautiful terrace with pergola for shade. Big comfy sofas provide plenty of space for lolling about and taking siesta during the heat of the day. 

The house is well insulated and is naturally cool in summer thanks to ceiling fans and cross breezes rather than energy consuming A/C and we provide filtered drinking water via 12 litre refillable drinking dispensers to reduce plastic consumption on the island. 


Other things to note

  • The villa has stairs internally and externally. 
  • The bedroom off the living room does not have a lockable door and has drapes for privacy behind the open Cycladic style ‘art partition’. 
  • The 2nd bedroom upstairs is open to the foyer
  • Private access to your island retreat is via a cement road directly to your door with parking for 2 cars on site.

A Word on Tinos


A charming village with gorgeous views to the neighbouring islands of Mykonos (only a 20min ferry ride away!), Syros, and even Naxos on a clear day, Arnados is located with easy access to all of Tinos’ traditional villages and beaches.

A quick 15 min drive to the beaches of Lichnaftia, Santa Margarita, to the west, Livada and Kolympithra to the north and Aghios Fokas, and Kionia, to the south.

Enjoy traditional tavernas within walking distance and at nearby villages Triandaros & Dio Choria, less than 1.5 km from the village. 

Small-scale wine-making is having a resurgence with winemakers coming to the island to tend the historic ungrafted vines. During your stay be sure to sample local wines, visit small-scale winery Ballis in a historic ruin in Arnados, artisan cheese makers and the award-winning micro-brewery Nissos to fully enjoy Tinian hospitality and artisanal products.

They are happy to guide you and will provide detailed information upon your arrival to Tinos. 

Nature lovers are also well serviced here with amazing traditional hiking paths leading you to nearby villages, the mighty Rock of Exombourgo or the beautiful Venetian dovecotes. 

An area of extraordinary natural beauty, Arnados is the perfect base for beach lovers, gastronomic experiences, nature lovers, walkers and architectural enthusiasts. 


Prices start from 200€ per night


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