A short hike in the dovecotes valley at Agapi village. We get to know these unique architectural monuments and learn their history.
Dovecotes are considered to be a trademark of Tinos, because on this Cyclades island we find the greatest number of dovecotes than at any other place in Greece. In old ages, people bred doves for food and also used bird droppings in the fields as it is an excellent fertilizer.
What is special about dovecotes is the ornate exterior decoration that adorns the walls of the building. This classifies them worldwide as unique monuments of folklore art.
Our route starts at the bridge near Agapi village and we hike parallel to the river. Along the way, we meet several dovecotes scattered in the small valley and have a break for a historical description.
Then we cross the river entering Agapi village, one of the oldest and most picturesque villages on the island. There, we can have a break at a local cafÃ© in the village square. Our route ends by returning to the starting point from a different route.
5- 8 people
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