Once called Hydroussa, is the most northerly of the Cyclades. It has mineral springs. The chief town of the island is called Andros, but it is also known as Kato Kastro or Chora. It has many attractive popular houses. The small museum in the town contains mainly ancient incriptions from Palaiopolis, built on the site of ancient Andros.  The most interesting summer resorts are Apikia (or Sariza), Batsi and Corthion.

 TINOS photo

Tinos , – by grassrootsgroundswell .


Close to Mykonos is another pretty little Cycladic island, Tinos, with characteristic buildings of popular architecture, dovecots which are truly works of art. Its chief attraction,though, is the white marble Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, the Lourdes of Greece. Near the Church are a picture gallery with works by Tinian painters and an archaeological museum with finds from the ancient temple of Amphitriti and Poseidon and from chance discoveries all over the island. The dove is the symbol of peace and the Cycladic dovecote of an inimitable folk architecture.

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