"Xysta" (Scratch) on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.

Xysta on the houses of the main square of Pygri, geometic patterned decorations in black and white that adorn the houses of the Mastic Villages of southern Chios dating back to the period Genoses rule. Mastichochoria area of Chios Island, Greece.

Chios Mastic Gum: Scientific evidence has confirmed Mastiha’s beneficial action against disorders of the peptic system, its contribution to oral hygiene, its significant antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action, as well as the fact that it constitutes a natural antioxidant agent.

''The unique Chios mastic gum: a spice, a salve, a miracle ingredient! Unique to the Aegean island of Chios ''

Greece, 1944: Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios (1880-1948), who joined the partisans against German occupation, refused to accept the decision of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece to excommunicate all pro-communist DSE (Democratic Army of Greece) members; for this reason, the Archbishop and Vice-Roy Damaskenos dismissed Ioachim in 1946, who died four years later. Here Ioachim inspects a DSE squadron.

Greece, Ioachim, the orthodox bishop of Chios who joined the…

Mastic is a Greek chewing gum that can also be used to flavor desserts. It's been used for thousands of years.

What is Mastic?

Mastic is a Greek chewing gum that can also be used to flavor desserts. It's been used for thousands of years. It's one of the or maybe the earliest form of chewing gum. Mastic gum lasts 60 times longer than current day normal gum

Molinos de viento ~ Chios, Grecia

Windmills, Chios, Greece by Emmanuel Panagiotakis. Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres off the Anatolian coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. Chios is notable for its exports

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