Prefecture of Chios Travel Guide

  • Karfas Beach - where is everyone?
    Karfas Beach - where is everyone?
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    Do not disturb my lunch!
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Chios Island

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Chios

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Volissos

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5,13,1

Nisos Psara

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1,3,0

Mesta

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5,7,0

Avgonima

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6,21,0

Nisos Oinoussa

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9,26,0

Chios Island

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  • Amazing CITRUS in Cambos.

    Chios Island Off The Beaten Path

    CITRUS memory scent!We are driving through the maze of narrow winding alleys where there is nothings else but the endless stone enclosure walls of the estates. The main features of all these estates are the same. It’s the impressive gate leading to the grove, the well, the cistern, the enclosure walls and the large two-storey house of reddish...

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  • New Year's Eve (Ship Model ...

    Chios Island Local Customs

    On New Year’s Eve, people gather at the central square and exchange Christmas Ships, flattering each other.Young people dressed as sailors build their own navy ships through the whole year. These boats can be quite long reaching up to 2 or 3 metres probably longer. They have the ship on wheels and take it round the neighbourhoods making stops at...

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  • Don't miss the Taverna

    Chios Island Restaurants

    Ioakim is the man who owes this tarvern at Anavatos village.Good service, and you can taste some local cusine here too. We had some potato croquette which were excellent.Also vegetable fried balls, and a fresh huge Greek salad with grilled local cheese.

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Chios

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  • Hiring a Car is an absolute must -

    Chios Things to Do

    Chios is one the of the largest islands in the Aegean and is famous for its mastic gum. Take time to visit the mediaeval castle village of Mesta, the capital. Follow the arrows painted on the walls, passing the beautiful church in the centre which leads on to the old square where the locals sit around drinking coffee and watching the world go by....

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  • Emporios Bay Hotel

    Chios Hotels

    Ormos Emporios, Chios, 82102, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Nea Moni

    Chios Things to Do

    This is an old monastery that is now a UNESCO site. My favorite things about it were the views and wandering around all the buildings and ruins. It was under renovation while we were there but I still think it was an amazing place and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it once all the work is finished.The main church had signs saying no one...

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Volissos

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  • Agia Markella

    Volissos Local Customs

    Every July 22, thousands of people from Chios and all over Greece make a pilgrimage to Agia Markella and take part in a procession. It is said that a miracle is performed each year, and the water around the shrine used to boil as the Gospel was read. It is also said that the red color of the rocks at the site is from the blood of the saint.Agia...

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  • Pyrgos Village

    Volissos Hotels

    , Volissos, 82 103, gr

  • Church of Agia Markella

    Volissos Things to Do

    The church of Agia Markella is near the beach where her shrine is located. The interior of the church is very nice. It is said the church was built on the spot where Ag. Markella hid from her father who murdered her.Respect the dress code. No shorts or bare shoulders. Men should wear pants, and women should wear a skirt that is near ankle...

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Nisos Psara

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    To Psara by traditional kaik

    by sinequanon Updated Mar 16, 2004

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    there are two ways to get to the island. one is by boat leaving from the port of Chios which takes about four hours and a traditional wooden kaik which leaves from Limnia the port of the village of Volissos on the north west of the island. If you happen to be in Volissos take the kaik. It is so much more beautiful and authentic. A pure joy with its sails and ropes and sea smell.

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Mesta

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  • Mesta - The Ring Road, the Walls, the...

    Mesta Things to Do

    The visitor should leave his own transport outside the village. The roads reaching the village meet the Ring Road of the castle. If one follows the Ring Road, he will reach the point from which he started. The houses on the outer side of the Ring Road are modern. Across the road, the outer walls of adjacent old houses form the Wall of the castle....

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  • Mesta - The Central Square and Old...

    Mesta Things to Do

    The square is a refreshing shelter after an exhausting summer day. The houses of the village and especially those forming the Wall do not provide any open space or gardens and there are cases where the boundaries of two neighbouring houses can be hardly distinguished. So the square is the only open area within the castle. It is where friends meet,...

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  • Mesta - The Gate and the Tower of...

    Mesta Things to Do

    Following the Ring Road one reaches the Gateway of the castle named by the natives as "door of the Captain" (it derives from the Italian word "capitano"). The monoliths of which it consists are remarkable as well as the iron door that remains in an excellent condition. The door during the Genoan occupation was opened in the morning at sunrise and...

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Avgonima

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  • The big fire on the last Sarurday before...

    Avgonima Local Customs

    The opening of the fire in the square of Avgonima is a tradition coming from centuries ago.The vilagers burn the Juda who was the traitor of Christ. They start from Wednesday in the Easter week (in the orthodoxy this week is called great) cutting whole old pines from the forest nearby (those which the forest authority permits). All this wood is...

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  • Orchids in Avgonima Avgonyma Chios...

    Avgonima Things to Do

    In April 2005 some local naturalists organised the international congres "Ophrys 2005" http://www.chios.gr/ophrys2005/. President was Pantelis Saliaris, secretary general George Missetzis the writer of this topic, foreign affairs secretary Mike Taylor, consultant Demetri Melachrinoudis.Since then a lot of natutalists have visited Chios and Avgonima...

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  • Drinking souma the local spitit

    Avgonima Nightlife

    Souma its a local traditional spirit drink which comes out of distilation of figs and other sweet fruits in automn every year. We enjoy it on the rocks with fruits or nuts in the Spitakia bar in Avgonima Avgonyma. For 2007 we have a small stock of souma by figs and anice, souma by grapes, like raki or tsikoudia, and souma by figs 70 degrees for...

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Nisos Oinoussa

  • Nearby Islands

    Nisos Oinoussa Things to Do

    Small nearby islands usually have churches built on them to protect them. There are a few islands that are located in front of the harbour.

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  • Monastery of Evangelismos

    Nisos Oinoussa Things to Do

    The Monastery of Evangelismos (Annunciation) was founded in 1962 by the Pateras family. It is built in the Byzantine style and houses mostly young nuns. There is also the body of a possible soon-to-be saint. Everyone at the monastery is extremely hospitable.There is a dress code. No shorts or bare shoulders. Women must wear a skirt that reaches...

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  • Church of Ag. Nikolaos

    Nisos Oinoussa Things to Do

    The church of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) is one of the most beautiful buildings on the island. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of the island. Towering above the village, the church can't be missed.

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