For the orthodox world, Tinos is what Hollywood is for every actor. Awe, joy and devotion are some of the feelings that one shares from the very first moment he gets down from the ship. Here, the religious element is so intense that its energy seems to vibrate the entire island.



In 1390 Tinos becomes Venetian state and changes. Italians and other Europeans arrive at the island. In order to reinforce and strengthen the local catholic flock, people –mostly farmers- are asked to become Catholics in exchange for money. Most families say yes and in this way 25-30 parishes are formed in the villages which are founded later. Every village also constitutes a parish.


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Παναγία ΤήνουRead more +30 December 2020 in Religion

From the bowels of the Earth to the ends of the world. A story of faith that was destined to mark the island, is the one of finding the holy icon of Our Lady of Tinos.

How the miraculous Icon was discovered A lot of things have been said about the Icon of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. The discovery of the Icon was considered a divine omen for the Turkish occupation. Since the discovery, many miracles as well as works started happen. One of them was the Holy Church of
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White specks The architect Maria Vidalis analyzes the strategic position of chapels to the landscape of Tinos as well as their connection with the villages and their people. At the two hundred km² of Tinos, there are around seven hundred and fifty chapels, sparse over cultivable land, close to paths or at the tops of