Chios island Greece Hellas

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.
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Fragrant Chios

Fragrant Chios

Fragrant Chios

Fragrant Chios

Olimbi is a 14th century medieval village located 31 Km south of the town of Chios. It has been designated a listed monument. It keeps its houses tied tightly together in what seems like a closed and compact form. The streets are cobbled and narrow. This type of fortress, a four-cornered structure, was built for protection against the frequent attacks by pirates and Ottomans, as well as for better cultivation of the mastic bush.

Olimbi is a 14th century medieval village located 31 Km south of the town of Chios. It has been designated a listed monument. It keeps its houses tied tightly together in what seems like a closed and compact form. The streets are cobbled and narrow. This type of fortress, a four-cornered structure, was built for protection against the frequent attacks by pirates and Ottomans, as well as for better cultivation of the mastic bush.

Mesta in white

Mesta in white

Chios Old town scenery

Chios Old town scenery

Mesta : A corner

Mesta : A corner

Chios . Kambos mansion

Chios . Kambos mansion

The entire village of Pyrgi - 25 Km south of the town of Chios - is one of the areas which still stands as it was built. The narrow roads, the innumerable churches, and amongst them the 13th century Byzantine church of St. Apostles in combination with the unique black and white geometrical decor of the outer walls of the houses. -The "ksista" -are the things which enchant the visitor.This is a technique of hand-engraving geometric motifs in black and white on plaster.

The entire village of Pyrgi - 25 Km south of the town of Chios - is one of the areas which still stands as it was built. The narrow roads, the innumerable churches, and amongst them the 13th century Byzantine church of St. Apostles in combination with the unique black and white geometrical decor of the outer walls of the houses. -The "ksista" -are the things which enchant the visitor.This is a technique of hand-engraving geometric motifs in black and white on plaster.

Τα Δότια είναι ένας μεγάλος κάμπος του χωριού και απέχει γύρω στα 10 χιλ. από το Πυργί με ναό του Αγ. Γεωργίου. Κοντά στο ναό σώζεται πύργος τετραγωνικός του οποίου οι πλευρές συγκλίνουν μέχρι 1/5 του ολικού ύψους του και μετά ανεβαίνουν κατακόρυφα. Με δεδομένη την ομοιότητα του πύργου με τον αντίστοιχο του χωριού Πυργί,τόσο ως προς τη δομή όσο και ως προς τα λοιπά μορφικά στοιχεία, θα μπορούσε να γίνει αποδεκτή μια χρονολόγηση στο β΄μισό του 14ου αιώνα και να θεωρηθεί γενοβέζικο κτίσμα.

Τα Δότια είναι ένας μεγάλος κάμπος του χωριού και απέχει γύρω στα 10 χιλ. από το Πυργί με ναό του Αγ. Γεωργίου. Κοντά στο ναό σώζεται πύργος τετραγωνικός του οποίου οι πλευρές συγκλίνουν μέχρι 1/5 του ολικού ύψους του και μετά ανεβαίνουν κατακόρυφα. Με δεδομένη την ομοιότητα του πύργου με τον αντίστοιχο του χωριού Πυργί,τόσο ως προς τη δομή όσο και ως προς τα λοιπά μορφικά στοιχεία, θα μπορούσε να γίνει αποδεκτή μια χρονολόγηση στο β΄μισό του 14ου αιώνα και να θεωρηθεί γενοβέζικο κτίσμα.

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