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CHIOS WORTH SEEING

Browse below Chios attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

PSARA
The island cluster that is northwest of the island of Chios encompasses 7 islets, the largest of which is called Psara. The smaller islets include Antipsara, Kato Nisi, Aye Nikolaki, Daskalio, Prasonisi and Nisopoula. This island cluster is approximately 48 nautical miles north west of the island ... more info ...



NEA MONI
Nea Moni (New Monastery) is a monument of international significance. The catholicon (main church) is the most important specimen of the insular octagonal domed type of church, and is lavishly decorated with marble revetments and mosaics. The refectory (Trapeza) lies to the SW of the catholicon whil... more info ...



ANAVATOS
The "Mystras" of the Aegean

Anavatos is a Byzantine tower-village that is found in the central region of Chios. It is quite impressive due to the fact that it plunges into a large granite rock at the top of the cliff. Although it is a deserted village, it still preserves its history, a... more info ...



CHIOS CASTLE
The Castle or Fortress of Chios lies north of the center of town. When it was built, it enclosed the entire town of Chios, soon thereafter, however, the town expanded beyond the Castle walls. The first architectural phase of the monument dates back to the Byzantine period (the end of the 10th cent... more info ...



AGIOS ISIDOROS
The remains of the Early Christian basilica of St. Isidore are partly covered today by a later, small church with a low cement roof. In the basilica are preserved mosaic floors decorated with geometric patterns, and many relief architectural parts. Inside the church there is a subterranean vaulted c... more info ...



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 decoration place it between the most beautiful and remarkable caves in Greece.

According to the chronology of the material of the cave, its fi... more info ...



OINOUSES
On the jagged coasts of the largest island of the Oinousses group, lies beautiful Egnoussa, which faces westwards across the waves of Chios.

A nice borough, ornate with high mansions built in the traditional Aegean “island” architectural style, Egnoussa has approximately 800 ... more info ...



NATIONAL BANK
The National Bank of Greece building is a typical example of late neoclassical architecture. It is a stone-built, three story building containing an elevated basement and expanded third floor. The interior of the building is also interesting, since it is specially modeled to house the National Ban... more info ...



ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
The Archeological Museum of Chios was constructed between 1966 and 1971 in an area of 2500 sq meters. The building is comprised of exhibition rooms, storerooms, workshops and offices which cover an area of 1200 sq. meters.

The Museum contains collections of prehist... more info ...



NEA MONI MUSEUM
The building where the museum is housed, is an old two - storied cell situated NW of the main church of the Monastery. It has been restored during the early 80's thanks to a donation from Mr Chandris, through the 'Greek Society'. The museum is installed in the upper floor of the building, w... more info ...



BYZANTINE MUSEUM
The Byzantine Museum in Chios is contained within the 19th Century Ottoman mosque which is located in the central town square. This museum has been in operation since 1980 and contains items that were donated from collections as well as findings discovered in local excavations. The d... more info ...



AGIOI APOSTOLOI
The church belongs to the insular octagonal domed type and is a small reproduction of the catholicon (main church) of Nea Moni. It is a very well preserved Byzantine monument, richly decorated outside with brick patterns (denticulated bands, phialostomia, brick arches). The interior is covered with ... more info ...



KAMBOS
Kambos is located south of the town of Chios and encompasses an area 7 kilometers in length and a width of approximately 2 kilometers. The literal translation of the word Kambos is plane (connoting a leveled surface), however, this does not begin to depict the splendor of the evergreen trees, the ... more info ...



HOMERION CULTURAL CENTRE
The Homerion Cultural Centre of Chios Municipality was founded in 1980 and became a legal entity in 1989. It is a building of multiple cultural uses and its existence is owed to the donation made to the Municipality of Chios by Michael and Stamatia Xylas in December, 1985.

In the five fl... more info ...



IOUSTINIANI PALACE
Ioustiani Palace (also known as Palataki) is hostied in a historical building dated between the 14th and 15th century A.D., is situated between the central gate of the Castle of Chios and the main square of the town. It was, perhaps, the headquarters of the Genoese Podesta. Disfigured by Turkish ... more info ...



TETTERIKO
The "Tetteriko" Estate, property of A.Tetteris’ heirs is the largest estate in Kambos. The 10 acre property contains the main building (mansion), two auxiliary buildings and a pebble-paved yard surrounded by a reservoir, well and fountain.

The 1881 earthquake destroyed the mansion... more info ...



IOUSTINIANI PALACE
This historical building dated between the 14th and 15th century A.D., is situated between the central gate of the Castle of Chios and the main square of the town. It was, perhaps, the headquarters of the Genoese Podesta. Disfigured by Turkish alterations and additions, it was restored duri... more info ...



MITARAKIKO
The "Mitarakiko" Estate, Owened by N. Platis is located in Kambos, Chios and is one of the area’s most significant estates. The estate is comprised of the main building, the auxiliary building “anestatiko,” a second ground-floor building (atelier) and the old mansion with the pebb... more info ...



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 Chios. It was their wish to establish a residence - museum in one of the largest shipping centers, the island of Chios, which would represent the contemp... more info ...



PERIVOLI
Perivoli Estate, meaning orchard, is one of the most significant estates in Kambos. The main building consists of two floors whilst it was constructed exclusively from the ochre-yellow stone from Thymiana, Chios. The stairway leading to the upper floor is a work of art with its elaborately engrave... more info ...



PANAGIA KRINA
The exact date that the church Panaghia Krina was built remains unknown. The date 1287 was inscribed in the southern portion of the church and is believed to be its construction date. Nevertheless, it is believed that the church was erected at the end of the 12th century to the beginning of the 13... more info ...