Thines Vartholomio Strand
Thines is a long sandy beach, about 4 km away from Vartholomio, with crystal clear turquoise blue sea water, ideal for swimming. The road to the beach crosses the forest of the Tines. This artificial forest was planted in around 1950 so as to protect the crops from the dunes (small hills of sand) that occupied the area. Thines is rich in aesthetic value; it spreads over an area of nearly 16,000 acres, full of of pine, eucalyptus and acacia trees.