Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea.
It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. In antiquity, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa and Hydroessa. The closest islands are Andros, Delos, and Mykonos.Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria
(one of the 700 Churches of the Island), its 80 or so windmills, about 1000 artistic dovecotes and its 50 active villages. The island is located near the geographical center of the Cyclades island complex.Because of the Panagia Evangelistria church, with its reputedly miraculous icon of Virgin Mary that it holds, Tinos is also the center of a yearly pilgrimage that takes place on the date of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
This is perhaps the most notable and still active yearly pilgrimage in the region of the eastern Mediterranean. Many pilgrims make their way the 800 metres (2,600 feet) from the ferry wharf to the church on their hands and knees as sign of devotion.