Produced by Yatzerland Ltd

A Midsummer Day’s Dream

What is the secret that brings them all together, where is the magic drawing them in, if there is such a thing? I had to find out for myself... with my A-Class.

Produced by Yatzerland Ltd

A Midsummer Day’s Dream

What is the secret that brings them all together, where is the magic drawing them in, if there is such a thing? I had to find out for myself... with my A-Class.

A Midsummer Day’s Dream
A Midsummer Day’s Dream
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A Midsummer Day's Dream
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A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream
A Midsummer Day's Dream

A place of intense religious significance, home to probably the most iconic Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Tinos has lately turned into a land of pilgrimage for hard-core surfers, acute foodies, beekeepers, wine fanatics and festival devotees. Hipsters and artists, lone souls and crowd lovers, they all share the same passion for the Cycladic Island, in all its rugged glory resting upon 75 square miles (195 square kilometres) of rough, austere land. What is the secret that brings them all together, where is the magic drawing them in, if there is such a thing? I had to find out for myself.

After four easy hours on the ferry from the port of Rafina, I am sitting behind the soft wheel of the all-new Mercedes A-Class, as I drive through the busy streets of the Chora, filled with day-visitors and preoccupied locals who are known as tough, stubborn and determined, in touch with both spirit and soil. In his book about Tinos Island, first published in 1843, the French travel writer Alexis de Valon noted: “The whole island is cultivated with great determination, almost in defiance of nature; in the absence of soil, the inhabitants even plough the rocks.” And this is the first realization I make, as I find myself under a scorching hot sun which is swiftly covered by thick, gray clouds, giving the mystical, rocky landscape a unique depth that literally takes my breath away with its beauty. From the very first moment, I feel as if I am stepping into a dream, its script written by a poet.