exploring tinos

we spent three days exploring tinos. after visiting panageia megalochori, we went off in search of cute villages – one day by driving, one day by hiking. tinos does not disappoint. falatados steni kardiani smardakita  smardakita again we also climbed the hill of exombourgo, which was a venetian fortress in the 15th century and now has a war memorial at the top. venetian ruins at the base the mountain intrepid climbing (ahead of me) the view from the top a good end to the day – the village of panormos. next: more hiking

tinos – part 1

our time in greece is nearly at an end! for our last weekend trip to an island together, my wife and i chose tinos, one of the cycladic islands that we had not yet visited. the cyclades include andros, mykonos, paros and santorini, among many others. the main town of tinos is called chora, and it is best known for the church of the virgin mary, or panageia megalochori – at least, that is the name according to the map. according to wikipedia, the church is called either panacea evangelistria, the all-holy bringer of good news, or megalochori, she of great…