Churches in Tinos
The church of Virgin Mary Megalochari is the protector of all Greece. It hosts a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary and it is thought the most important religious monument in Greece. Every August, thousands of pilgrims come for pilgrimage in this church.
The Jesuit Monastery is an important religious center on Tinos. The monastery hosts an interesting folklore museum and a rich library.
The Monastery of Ursulines was established in 1862 and it worked as an educational center for young women till the mid-20th century. In the exhibition rooms of the monastery, there are laboratories of physics, chemistry, painting, music, photographs and personal items of the students.
The Monastery of Agia Triada or Holy Trinity is located on the northeast of Chora. The surrounding nature is of wild beauty.
The impressive Monastery of Kechrovouni dates from the 11th or the 12th century and it distinguishes for its architecture. This is where nun Pelagia saw a dream, which led her to find the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary. On July 23rd, the name day of nun Pelagia is celebrated.
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