Agapi



“ The passage to Love (Agapi means love in Greek) “

Secrets

  • Agapi (= Love) is one of the oldest villages of the island.
  • In the Middle Ages it was called "Passage", since passing through the village, the road was
    leading to the capital of the island, those days.
  • The parish church of Our Lady was renamed in the 18th century to church of St Agapitou
    and gave his name to the village.
  • The architecture is of particular interest: The houses that retain traditional elements,
    labyrinthine alleys with characteristic arches, natural springs, wells with laundry room,
    forming a picturesque village, representative of the aesthetics of the island.
  • The valley ,starting from Agapi and leading to the plain of Komi and the brook running
    through it, in older times, was one of the biggest rivers of the island.
  • Take a walk to Griza where running waters, green countryside and pigeon houses create
    a unique landscape.
  • Near the village (4km to the North) is the Shrine of Our Lady of Vourniotissa. According to
    tradition, the fishermen of Sklavochorio found the icon on 8 September 1670, the
    celebration day of the church.

Access

  • Situated 14 km off Chora (Tinos).
  • Follow the new main road of Τinos - Panormos. After leaving Komi (village) turn right
    towards Agapi.
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