Pigeon houses

Pigeon Houses

Consisting of local architecture masterpieces, the Pigeonniers (Peristeriones) of Tinos have been first constructed during the Venetian domination on the island. Pigeons were, at the time, both an important nutritional source for the habitants of the island and a fertilizer for their agriculture productions. The form of the Pigeonniers reflects the tradition of Tinos architecture and the unique talent of the local craftsmen in decorating the facades of these constructions.