Tinos Religious


The Monastery of Kechrovouniou, dedicated to the dormition of Virgin Mary, is seen as one of the most important religious places on the island. It was built sometime in the 10th century and boasts an impressive iconostasis carved from wood in addition to an epitaph from Russia dated 1558 and some post-Byzantine icons.
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In Isternia, settlement on the top of a hill with old mills and amazing views to the sea, you will see the monastery of Panagia Katapoliani from 1786,
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Roughly translated as Our Lady of Kardiani, this church is over 1000 years old and lies in the 17th century village of Kardiani with its marble-laden village houses.
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The village of Loutra is more green than others on the island, and hosts the Abbey of the Ursulines, a catholic convent founded in 1862. The convent also hosts the folklore museum and reveals much about this island's unique history.
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On the Tsiknias mountain (highest top of the island, 727 m.) we find a coexistence example of the mixed religiously society of Tinos: the church of Faneromeni, a double church for Orthodox and Catholics.

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The Gyrlas Monastery dedicated to Agia Triada was established in the 11 century. It holds a stupendous iconostasis carved out of wood, as well as some rare icons. The monastery also hosts the Museum of Popular Architecture of Tinos.
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In Agios Romanos, the church of Panagia Vrysiotissa (roughly translated to Our Lady the Finder) is a favourite for Catholic followers. It is named after the icon of Virgin Mary which was found during the 17th century.
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In Xinara, seat of the archbishop of the Catholics of Tinos, we find the catholic cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Rozario.
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