The church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Megalochari is not only the patron saint of Tinos, but it is also considered as the saint protector of Greece. The name (Megalochari) means "with all graces" and is one of the names given to describe Virgin Mary. The church is actually dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and is also the most popular pilgrimage in Greece. The church of Panagia is located on a hill above the town, the capital of Tinos. Many pilgrims arrive from the port on their knees to the church for Virgin Mary. As the path is very rough and their knees can get injured, a long red carpet has been laid from the entrance of the church to the port, only for this reason. According to the tradition, the church was built following the dream of a local nun from the Monastery of Kechrovouni in Tinos who later became a saint, Pelagia. The nun had often dreams of the Virgin Mary telling her to find her home and showing a particular place. When the nun dug in that place, in January 30th 1823, she found an icon of the Virgin Mary. This icon today is believed to be miraculous and is put inside the church. Pilgrims offer gifts to the icon praying mostly for good health. Every 15th August all of Greece celebrates the Assumption of Virgin Mary and thousands of visitors and pilgrims arrive to offer and worship Virgin Mary.