Photographer's Note

The dovecotes of Tinos are admirable. There are dovecotes in many of the Cycladic islands but the most and the biggest are found on Tinos. The Tinians maintained and still maintain the doves, mainly for their tasty meat but also for their excrements, which make excellent manure. They are built on the mountainsides and decorate the landscape beautifully. They are rock built bulky constructions their lower part is used as a storage room and the higher for the housing for the pigeons
A unique landscape in the world in regards to its ground form. Scattered round rocks(!) like thrown lumps on barren ground constitute a unique moonscape, unusual for the visitor.

Among the rocks lie white houses that constitute a view of unfamiliar architecture. In the village, there is a summer stone theatre where cultural events are organized in the summer.

The residents' main occupation is basketry, an old art that is worth seeing on site.

If you want to relax, the village has a coffee shop, as well as very nice taverns serving local specialties.
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