Tinos: Exombourgo

One of Tinos’ most memorable features is its rockiness, demonstrated very clearly by the giant boulder/mountain outcropping that dominates its southeastern side. It’s called Exomvourgo, and also gives the island’s municipality its name.

The strategic spot overlooking the island was chosen by the Venetians for fortification, and is also the site of a Catholic and an Orthodox monastery, reflecting the island’s mixed history. On days with any clouds in the sky, they all seem to migrate around the rock, so every time I’ve been there at least, it is very moody.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Tinos: Exombourgo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s