The Tambakika windmills in Chios. 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 Çeşme Strait.
What: Rouketopolemos When: March 18 — April 30 Where: Vrontados, Greece Rouketopolemos, or "rocket war," is the best kind of holiday: the one where two Greek churches fire tens of thousands of rockets at each other.
Homemade rockets streak through the sky above Vrontados, Greece, on April Two rival parishes of Vrontados village fire thousands of rockets every Easter Saturday aiming at the opposing church's bell tower in a centuries-old tradition.