DESTINATION CHIOS: Attractions & Culture
Chios is an island filled with memories just waiting to happen. A tumultuous and violent history leads us today into a passive, peaceful and welcoming environment blessed with a natural landscape of beauty and traditional villages. This is an island ideal for family and single travelers alike, for those who seek history and culture and for those who simply want to experience Greece.
Travel to Chios,
Christopher Columbus & Chios,
Mastic Gum & Chios,
|Destination CHIOS: Attractions & Culture|
Chios lies in the Aegean Sea, south of Lesvos, north of Samos and just off the coast of Turkey. This is the fifth largest island in Greece but still small enough to offer you a very special kind of hospitality and culture. Today you will find superbly preserved medieval villages, Byzantine monasteries, beautiful beaches ...
Travel to Chios|
The island of Chios lies in the of North Aegean South of Lesvos and North of Samos. The Turkish port of Ephesus is just 5.5km away. FAIR ENOUGH... but how do you get here? Well, there are two ways to travel to Chios. You can come with a Boat or a Plane. It takes about 8.5 hours by ferry from the main port of Piraeus in Athens ...
The Traditional Village of Volissos|
Volissos lies on the north-west coast of the island, 40 km from the main town and the airport. Built on a hill, the village spills down from the 11th Century Genoese castle in a cluster of small streets and houses. As you wander round these narrow lanes you quickly realise that Volissos is still very much a traditional village ...
Christopher Columbus & Chios|
Was Columbus a woolworker from Genoa or a Byzantine Prince and sailor from the island of Chios in what was then the Republic of Genoa? There has been more written about Christopher Columbus than about any person with the exception of Jesus Christ, and yet his past has been shrouded in mystery ...
Mastic Gum & Chios|
Apart from maritime history and a cultural heritage any island would be proud of. Chios also has another claim to fame, having always been one of the largest producers of 'mastic gum'. In fact, the traditional villages on the island are known as 'Mastichochoria' which is a word derived from their production of Mastic ...
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