Masterpieces of local architecture scattered throughout Tinos. More than 600 dovecots (17th - 18th c.) are been preserved in the island with each one distinct from the other. Their construction was serving two important purposes. Firstly rearing of pigeons for the delicious meat and secondly for the fertilizer from their droppings. In parallel they truly are great folklore monuments. The craftsmen using the slate decorated them with shapes, triangles, squares and other scenes. We often find the owner's name and the date of manufacture. The more elaborate the decoration, the richest the one who was funding. Some of the best preserved, are located on village Tarampados.
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