Tinos is largely untouched by foreign tourism but it is the most important destination for Greek religious pilgrimage. It is also a living island: there is a sense of activity here, a restless energy, felt in the incessant flow of pilgrims coming to visit one of Greece’s holiest icons, but also in the ubiquitous terraces on the hillsides, arising from the toil of centuries of cultivation.
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