Tinos Greek Island, Greece

Kolimbithra Ocean Shore Tinos Greece
Kolimbithra Shore - Tinos, Greece
Bottle of Sacred Water Tinos Greece
Pat Getting a Bottle
of Sacred Water - Tinos, Greece
Faithful Crawling Cathedral Panagia Evangelistria Tinos Greece
One of the Faithful Crawling 
to Cathedral Panagia Evangelistria
- Tinos, Greece
Beautiful Pirgos Tinos Greek Island Greece
Beautiful Pirgos - Tinos, Greek Island, Greece
Mile Long Crawl Cathedral Panagia Evangelistria Tinos Greece
Mile-Long Crawl to Cathedral - Tinos
Town of Pigros Tinos Greek Island Greece
Town of Pigros - Tinos, Greek Island, Greece
Tinos Town - Tinos, Greek Island, Greece
Tinos Town - Tinos, Greek Island, Greece
Pat Dunlap Panagia Evangelistria Cathedral Tinos Greece
Pat at 
Panagia Evangelistria Cathedral 
 - Tinos, Greece
Pat Lighting Candle Panagia Evangelistria Cathedral Tinos Greece
Pat Lighting Candle
- Panagia Evangelistria Cathedral,
 Tinos, Greece
Wayne Dunlap Kolimbithra Beach Tinos Greek Island Greece
Wayne at Kolimbithra Beach 
- Tinos, Greek Island, Greece

Tinos Greek Island, Greece (6/13-15/2009) 

Thousands of faithful Greek pilgrims come to Tinos to pray before an icon in the Cathedral Panagia Evangelistria.

They have hundreds of steps up to the Cathedral Panagia Evangelistria and people crawl up the long road on their hands and knees (see photo) to show their faith.  

The Greek Island of Tinos is where in 1882 a nun had repeated dreams of the Virgin Mary appearing and telling her where a 10th century cross was buried. When they went there, they dug down and found it. It was considered a miracle and they built the massive Catheral Panagia Evangelistria.

We visited the Cathedral day and night, watched people crawl the mile long road, and saved some of the water believed to have healing powers. We put some of the 'sacred' water on us at this beginning of our new nomantic life style and we have been healthy and safe so far.

We liked Tinos Town at night and enjoyed Tinos’ beautiful villages (Panormos, Loutra, and Pirgros where had milk pie) and so-so beaches (Kolimbithra, Rohari, Kionia, and Agali Fokas). 

Tinos is also famous for having 600 dovecoves on the island built hundreds of years ago to house pigeons (see photo).








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1 comment:

  1. Wayne and Pat,

    We hope you are doing well - from the stories and photos that appears to be the case. Thanks for sharing a little bit of history, a good story and some great photos from each of your stops.

    We look forward to each new post to see where in the heck Wayne and Pat are this week.

    Continued safe travels and looking forward to seeing you this summer back in San Diego.

    With Love, John and Bonnie

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