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MARITIME MUSEUM
MARITIME MUSEUM


The Chios’ Maritime Museum is the realization of a dream by its founders - all being among those who make up the Maritime wonder of Chio... more ...


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 pictures.

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 tradition.

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 your attention.

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 of options.

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.

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Mesa Pigadia beach
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KATO KARDAMYLA
View of Kato Kardamyla (Marmaro) from above just after the sunset

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1 - SUN VILLAGE
2 - PARADISE STUDIOS
3 - LA MIRAGE APARTMENTS
4 - AI YANNIS SUITES AND APARTMENTS HOTEL
5 - KARFAS BAY VIEW STUDIOS
6 - DIANA HOTEL
7 - GRECIAN CASTLE HOTEL
8 - POSEIDONION HOTEL
9 - PLAKA STUDIOS
10 - VASILIKOS APARTMENTS
11 - CLIO VILLA
12 - MAVROKORDATIKO
13 - EMPORIOS BAY HOTEL
14 - SIDERATOS APARTMENTS
15 - SPILIA TRADITIONAL HOUSES
16 - IASON APARTMENTS - STUDIOS
17 - LITHOS HOMES
18 - ILIOXENIA
AGIASMATA
AGIASMATA

Agiasmata is a wonderful seaside area with hot healing springs. The waters, rich in iron and sulphur, are proper for various therapies. A small hotel more ...


VILLAGES
- CHORA
- VRONDADOS
- MESTA
- OLYMBI
- ANO KARDAMYLA
- VOLISSOS
- LAGADA
- AGHIO GALA
- AGIASMATA
- APHRODISIA
- DIEFHA
- EGRIGOROS
- KATAVASI
- KERAMOS
- KIPOURIES
- KOUROUNIA
- LEPTOPODA
- MELANIOS
- NENITOURIA
- PARPARIA
- PISPILOUNTA
- KONTARI
- AVGONIMA
- KARDAMYLA (MARMARO)

AGIA FOTIA
AGIA FOTIA

Agia Fotini is a seaside settlement, which is located at about 11 kilometers from Chios town.

The homonymous beach is one of the mo more ...


BEACHES
- KARFAS
- DASKALOPETRA
- EMPORIOS
- LAGADA
- KOMI
- LITHI
- AGIA FOTIA
- METOCHI
- KOMI
- NAGOS
- LIMNOS
- MEGAS LIMIONAS
- KARDAMYLA (MARMARO)
- ELINTA
- GIOSONAS
- AGIA MARKELLA
- MANAGROS
- AGIA ERMIONI
- ORMOS LO
- TIGANI
- VROULIDIA
OLYMPI CAVE
OLYMPI CAVE

The homonymous cave gulf lies at the area Sykia of Olympi village. Its average depth is 57m and the rich and impressive stalactite and stalagmite deco more ...


WORTH SEEING
- ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
- NEA MONI
- CHIOS CASTLE
- KAMBOS
- BYZANTINE MUSEUM
- IOUSTINIANI PALACE
- NEA MONI MUSEUM
- MARITIME MUSEUM
- PSARA
- OINOUSES
- ANAVATOS
- IOUSTINIANI PALACE
- AGIOI APOSTOLOI
- PANAGIA KRINA
- AGIOS ISIDOROS
- MITARAKIKO
- TETTERIKO
- PERIVOLI
- NATIONAL BANK
- OLYMPI CAVE
- HOMERION CULTURAL CENTRE
HISTORY
HISTORY

Chios has been subjected to a stream of cultures over the course of time. Eight thousand years of continual human survival have left their imprint on more ...


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- MASTIC GUM
- HISTORY
- MONASTERIES
- TRADITION
- LOCAL PRODUCTS
- ACTIVITIES

Akrotiri lighthouse Emporio Megalochori Agios Georgios beach Perissa beach Pori beach Vourvoulos village Vourvoulos beach Kouloumbo beach Thirassia Messaria Monolithos beach Karterados village ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF AKROTIRI Nea Kameni & Palia Kameni - Volcano Vlihada beach Red beach Perivolos beach Pyrgos village Ancient Thira Kamari village Fira - Chios capital Firostefani village Imerovigli village Oia village Akrotiri Village Baxedes beach