The first thing we did when we got off the boat on Tinos was drive up Megaloharis (Big Joy) Avenue to the Sacred Institution of Evagelistria as the church on the top of Tinos town is called. It is the holiest site in Greece, sort of the lourdes of the Cyclades because of the miracle working icon of the Panagia (Madonna) that is kept here. On holy days pilgrims flock here and many of them crawl all the way from the port to the church. There is a carpet on the right. Some people wear kneepads.