Mesta is the best preserved mastic village in Chios. Arriving at the perimeter of a tower with 3 guardian turrets in its corners, the visitor begins his or hers personal tour of the Middle Ages. The community buit in the byzantine years, had in the 12th c. its fortifications improved by the Genoans.
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Chios: The Legendary Mastic Villages
There are about 20 mediaeval mastic villages in southern Chios. Particularly noteworthy are Pyrgi and Mesta, followed by Vessa, Armolia, Nenita and Patrika. Walking around this cluster of towns is magical, especially in August, when you’ll see trees shedding ‘tears’ of mastic crystals in the surrounding farms! #DiscoverGreece #Greece #Chios #travelideas #mastic #villages