The Greek island of Chios (Χίος) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolia (Ιοnian) coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island has a port for merchant shipping. The island produces a unique mastic gum. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages, and the 11th century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island.Chios has 99 wonderful beaches.
Pistacia lentiscus (Greek: μαστίχα) (Mastic) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the Pistacio genus growing up to 4 m tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin, only on the Greek island of Chios.The word mastic derives either from the Greek verb mastichein("to gnash the teeth",origin of the English word masticate) or massein("to chew").Within the EU,Mastic production in Chios is granted protected designation of origin(PDO) and a protected geographical indication (PGI) name.
Citrus memories is a museum where documents and historical elements of local citrus fruits are presented.The extended area of Kambos with its unique estates and the high protective walls, the orchards, the wells and its characteristics which have a unique architectural interest.the society and people who constituted the main factor for the development of the unique myth of Chian tangerines. Τhe Genoese and the merchants who spread the fruits in foreign markets, the farmers, the caretakers.
Vouno is a small village next to Nenita, the few inhabitants are mainly farmers. They cultivate mastic trees, almond trees, olive trees and vineyards. Vouno is located at the Southeast part of the island 21 Km. from Chios Town. The village partly keeps its medieval architecture. The houses are tall, stone made, all connected with roof-ways, "votes" as they are called. Votes were useful to the villagers when they were defending themselves against attacks from pirates during the medieval…