The official inauguration of the Tinos Museum of Marble Crafts was held in 2008. The Museum is the first of its kind in Greece. It functions under the responsibility of the Piraeus Bank Group, and will continue to do so for fifty years since its establishment.
The Museum is located in Pirgos, a village where the marble craft tradition remains strong and survives to this day. It is housed in modern, fully equipped installations, which are also accessible to handicapped visitors. Constructed on a plot of land conceded by the former Community of Panormos, its building ties in harmoniously with the characteristic Tinian landscape.
The Museum's creation was included in the 2000-2006 Regional Operational Programme of the Southern Aegean and was financed by the Third Community Support Framework and the Piraeus Bank Group.
An impressive number of authentic artefacts was collected thanks to the sensitization of common people and public entities, who donated or bequeathed them to the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation. Under PIOP's care, the historical equipment was salvaged, repaired and restored to function.
The Museum was created in the framework of the 2000-2006 South Aegean Regional Operational Programme. The Programme was funded jointly b the European Union (85%) and the Greek State (15%).
Pirgos, Panormos Tinou 842 01
Telephone: 22830 31290
Fax: (+30) 25540 24027
From March 1st through to October 15th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 6 pm.
From October 16th through to February 28th:
Daily (except Tuesdays) 10 am - 5 pm.
Closed on: Tuesdays, January 1st, Good Friday (until 12 noon), (Greek Orthodox) Easter Sunday, May 1st, September 14th (local patronal feast), August 15th, December 25th and 26th.
Standard entrance fee: € 3,00
Concessionary ticket: € 1.50. Please, see here.
Free admission: Please, see here.
Days of free admission:
May 18th (International Museum Day)
June 5th (World Environment Day)
Last weekend in September (European Heritage Days)
By sea from the ports of Piraeus or Rafina to Tinos Town (Chora) and then by car to Pirgos (26km) following the special road signs.
For better service, it is recommended to give the Museum advance notice of group visits.
If you are a teacher and would like to schedule either a visit or the participation of your school in an educational programme, please contact the Museum.
After scheduling your visit, download the application form for an educational pack, which will be sent to your school free of charge.
Admission for disabled visitors is free. For group visits, it is necessary to notify the Museum in advance.
Amateur photography or video filming is permitted. Professional/commercial photography or filming is strictly prohibited without prior special permission from PIOP. Application for special permit.
Application for photography permission
Application for film-video permission
The Museum's premises can host academic, artistic and other events - activities, following the prior authorization of the request by PIOP.
Please fill in the Licence to Use the Premises