You can’t visit this unspoiled isle without spotting a church or two. Known for its rare mix of religious traditions, Tinos is an important place for both Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Even after Greece declared its independence in 1822, Catholic influence continues on the island to this day, attracting people of all beliefs to its worshipping grounds and pilgrimages. And there are gorgeous marble chapels topped with blue domes to do so in, which you can learn more about at the Marble Art Museum in the village of Pýrgos.
By Nicoletta Richardson, AFAR Staff