This postcard shows the main port of Tinos Town and, in the upper middle of the photo, the church of the Evangelismos Theotokou (The Annunciation).

This church is the site of an annual pilgrimage on August 15 that brings thousands of Greeks to Tinos. Tinos is not really a "tourist destination." That's why I went there.

Too be sure, Tinos is also noted for certain "tourist" sights: many dovecotes and the view from the high point called Exomvourgo, among them.

I had a much better time renting a scooter and puttering out west to the town of Pyrgos. This town is noted for its marble and the sculptors who have worked there. Prygos had a couple of small art museums, and quite a bit of small carvings over the doors of houses and on tombstones. The village itself is also very absorbing.

Religion on Tinos
The village of Pyrgos
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