Tinos is one of the most tranquil and unspoilt of the Cycladic islands, attracting many pilgrims who come here to visit the church of Panaghia Megalochari. Enshrined in the church is an icon of Virgin Mary which is considered to have healing powers. The icon is said to have been found in 1822 on the land where the church now stands. Although widely known as a religious center, Tinos is an island of great natural beauty and has more than 40 unspoilt villages waiting to be explored. The rugged hillsides are peppered with ornate dovecotes, legacy of the Venetian influence. The coastline features many beautiful beaches and seclude coves. Exobourgo is a rocky pinnacle crowned by a Venetian fortress. The town of Tinos features a number of Venetian mansions and a cluster of Catholic churches. Tinos also has a long tradition in arts and is homeland to famous Greek sculptors and painters.