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.
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. The village-like monastery is Cycladic in style and architecture, containing the Church of Osia Pelagia (a saint whose vision helped locate the icon of the virgin). The church also has an important collection of ecclesiastical objects and icons.
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. The village itself is worth a visit as it hangs over the rocks and boasts spectacular views of the sea (nearby there is a cemetery dating from the 9th century BC).
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.
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, the church of Defteris Evreseos, Agia Paraskevi with marvellous iconostasis, Agios Athanassios (one of the older churches of Tinos) and the Museum of Artists. In the bay of Isternia you can enjoy the sandy beach and the sea.
In Xinara, seat of the archbishop of the Catholics of Tinos, we find the catholic cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Rozario.
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.
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.