t has been estimated that there are some 10,000 kilometres of old stone terrace walls on Tinos, creating fields where fields could not otherwise exist, from near the sea almost to the mountaintops. Kardiani is surrounded by them. Most have fallen into disuse, although there are some gardens that still thrive on the field terraces nearest to the village, gardens that are made possible by the existence of abundant village springs. One of these gardens belongs to the Tinos Villa property. It is a certified organic garden – a small farm, really – where crops are tended year round. These include many varieties of tomato, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, basil, green beans, parsley, cilantro, artichokes and potatoes, wine and table grapes, along with less common produce such as avocado, asparagus, bananas, sweet corn and lemongrass.