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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One of the most beautiful areas of the island is Kambos, a green valley 3 Km south of Hora.Kambos ("Plain") is a flat land that stretches, along the east coast of the island of Chios, about 10 Km long and 2 Km wide.The low mountains that surround it from the west are the source of its underground waters;what makes Kambos an endless garden with flowers and citrus trees.In the 14th century, the Genoese selected this area to build their mansions, as did the local aristocrats in later years

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The most southern beach of Chios, 8.5 Km from Pyrgi, next to Mavra Volia. Small sandy bay ideal for sunbathing.

The most southern beach of Chios, Km from Pyrgi, next to Mavra Volia. Small sandy bay ideal for sunbathing.

Aya Dinami is a beach completely unspoilt, named after the chapel of Holy power that is near the bay.

Aya Dinami is a beach completely unspoilt, named after the chapel of Holy power that is near the bay.

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.

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.

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…

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…

Mesta in white

Mesta in white

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…

Kambos area.Typical mansion

Kambos area.Typical mansion

Fragrant Chios

Fragrant Chios

Mesta : A corner

Mesta : A corner

Chios . Kambos mansion

Chios . Kambos mansion

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