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Near the old village of Diefha the late Byzantine Monastery of Moundon has been for many centuries very important in the history of Chios. The church ...
| Chios. This Aegean island has connected its name with a unique aroma. That of
mastic. The tears of lentisk, as people call the natural gym
resin that comes out of this tree, is the trademark of Chios. |
Even though this sweet-scented Aegean island owes its fame to mastic,
it gains visitors with its unseen natural beauties and architecture
that takes them back to past times. The coexistence of yesterday
with today, of old with new and the eagerness of every traveler to
sense everything in the ultimate level, make Chios the ideal destination
for those seeking for an adventurous holiday to heighten senses.
Chios, the island that wakes senses up, is located
in east Aegean sea, between Samos and Mytilene. Right across Chios
and very close to it, are the shores of Minor Asia.
Chios, along with Inousses and Psara, constitute
the prefecture of Chios. It is the fifth in size island of Greece.
It has an extend of 842 sq.km and it is considered a hilly island.
Chios impresses visitors with its endless lacy shores.
Touring around the island can be really intriguing, as it passes
you through green pine forests, endless pieces of land with mastic
trees and running waters. And if sea saltiness brings you to the
coast, be ready to succumb in the temptation of Aegean sirens.
The rare beauty you will see before your eyes will stay forever
in your mind. Golden
shores, colorful pebbles, strange-shape rocks
and deep blue sea compose this Aegean paradise.
That is one part of Chios, that reveals the natural
beauties of this land.
But acquatance with the island hides surprises for every guest.
The famous Mastihohoria, distinguish for their architecture as
and the medieval villages, that fill visitors with unique
Apart from the enchanting capital, visit the town of Vrontados,
Volisso, Kardamyla, Thymiana, Mesta, Pyrgi, Lagada, the villages
of Kambos and let yourselves in the beauty of Chios
Worthvisiting monuments all around the island
reveal the island's history. The Castle of Chios, the Archaeological
and Byzantine museum, the Library of Korais, etc, will attract
Most likely, Chios, is the home land of Homer. It was the place
where, according to historic sources, Christopher Columbus, was
provisioned with the maps that lead him to America. Today, it
is a famous travel destination that offers visitors a variety
You can reach this sweet-scented island by plane
or ferry. Enjoy your stay in one of the hotels or rooms to let all around the island.