A Full-Day-Trip with a lot of impressions and useful information!
This tour will start on May 3rd. 2019 and till October 8th. !
After a 45 min boat trip we arrive at the port of Tinos where the bus waits for us. We drive over the big pilgrim avenue to the most famous church of Greece, the “Evangellistria” with its holy icon which is believed to do wondrous deeds. After these overwhelming impressions we leave Tinos town and the bus takes us over winding roads past typical villages and picturesque landscapes to the monastery of “Kechrovouni” situated 500 m. high. Here the nun “Pelagia” used to live and here she had the vision
to go to Tinos
Town and find the holy icon in early 19th century. We explore the monastery of the 16th century where 80 nuns live and beside visiting the cell of Pelagia have the chance to see many pretty points of whitewashed buildings and churches, full of beautiful flowers.
Our bus tour continues to the important historic mountain of “Exobourgo” where the great Venetian castle was situated
which in the past was the strongest force of the whole of Greece against the Turkish invaders. Here we have a photo stop. Afterwards we drive to the other side of Exobourgo where the Catholic villages of the island are located. We stop in the old traditional village of “Volax” which is famous for its basket making. Here we also have the chance for a coffee break before exploring the village and visiting the local basket makers. Our tours continues to Ktikados village where we have a lunch stop (lunch is not included in the price).
Our next stop is in the village “Pirgos”, the center of the marble arts and of the marble region of the island. We visit the local artists and can see them at their work before exploring the village which is completely made from marble. Further impressive sites are the church Agios Nikolaos and the grave yard at its rear both also full of marble art. At the old and peaceful village square we have time for a coffee break. After Pirgos the bus goes back on the panorama road towards
town and our last stop before that is at the valley of the pigeon houses.
In the village of “Tarambados” and can enjoy the beautiful site of the pretty setting of the old Venetian pigeon houses. Afterwards we drive back to Tinos town where we have free time before meeting at the port and returning to Mykonos.
Departures: Tuesday & Friday 12:30 Return to Mykonos at approximately 22:10. Languages Spoken: EN, DE, FR, IT, ES Meeting point at the New port / Kiosk of Mykonos at 11:15
Prices for summer 2018
IMPORTANT NOTICE: TO VISIT THE MONASTERY MEN HAVE TO WEAR LONG TROUSERS(Not the ¾ ones) WOMEN SKIRTS, DRESSES OR LONG TROUSERS.KNEES AND SHOULDERS MUST BE COVERED IN ANY CASE.
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