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Drawing thousands of pilgrims during festivals of the Virgin, this place of worship features an icon attributed with healing powers.
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Tinos Town, Greece
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0283/22256
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

A major centre of pilgrimage, visitors are made most welcome. It is difficult to see how anyone could not be moved by the main church and the enthusiasm and dedication of those attending. It gets very busy and tourists would be well advised to arrive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 25 September 2018

this is a beautiful neo-classical church, and gorgeously ornate inside. sadly, worshippers and tourists seem to forget all manners once there as they push, shove, take selfies, without much consideration for the others. people take bread for the priest and then throw it to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

An amazing church, very spiritual and not just for Greek Orthodox. If you believe in anything, you should visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This church is the main event in Tinos. Do not be in a rush to visit as lines can be long to see the icon. You can also visit the sanctuary on the lower level to see a replica of the icon and the areas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We read beforehand about Tinos and knew about this religious place but nothing prepared us to its glamour and to the tens of people making their way to the cathedral on their hands and knees, in the heat of the day. Nothing but pure religious...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jacobash
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing place to visit. We spent the afternoon on Tinos after taking a ferry from Syros. The Cathedral should be your first port of call even if your not religious. There were a couple of pilgrims making their journey on their hands and knees...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulkay62
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A beautiful spiritual journey to this amazing church where you can crawl or walk up and watching people crawl up was inspired

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A must do day trip.... the guides Suzanna and we seriously can’t remember the other lady’s name but amazing ... (one day I hope to run into her again) Be sure to light a candle in the church ... Great day full of information and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angiesJ9776CL
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I loved the history and aura of the church; open your heart and believe; give generously back to the church; glad to have heard of some of the healing stories that has occurred; give hope to all who reach out!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael m
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Whoever goes to Tinos must visit this cathedral! One of the most beautiful church ⛪ I have ever been!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Just decent, no short dresses
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Response from crazyh | Reviewed this property |
No ticket necessary. Just walk through the main gates and experience a beautiful Church and grounds.
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