TINOS – The Church of the Evangelismos Theotokou

A local legend say that during the 19th century, a nun had a dream where the Virgin Mary told here to search in a specific place to find Here icon and built a church in Her name. The nun Pelagia told her dream to the priest of her village who convinced the inhabitants of Tinos to start excavation in order to find the sacred icon.Finally, the icon of the Virgin Mary was found on the 30th January of 1833 and the inhabitants built the impressive church of the Annunciation on the site where they found the miraculous icon, dating from the Early Christian times. The miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary is on the left of the main entrance, on an iconostasis covered with the gifts and dedications of the faithful, as is the entire church. The interior is richly decorated with gold and various valuable icons.

Release Dates

2005, 2008


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 2
  • Coin Alloy Color: pale gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: TINOS
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: TINOS, Greece