Xinara is built at the foot of Xombourgo and dates back to the 19th century. In medieval times, it was a cultural and commercial center of the island. Most handicrafts of the island were represented here.
From the Byzantine period until today, it is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Tinos. The impressive building, which you meet at the entrance of the village and is known as the “Bishop’s Palace”, housed the Catholic Diocese of Tinos Archive and Museum relics. Old Bishop’s Palace housed a seminary.
Particularly noteworthy are the two architectural Catholic churches: Our Lady of the Rosary (1860-1870) is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese and the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul (1836).
In the theater of Xinara cultural events take place in summer.
Situated 7 km off Chora (Tinos). Follow the new road network (starting from Tripotamou Av.) and turn left at the first junction and right at the second one heading for Xinara.