Chios is one of the largest islands of the Aegean and covers an area of 842 km². It has a wonderful climate and is ranked first in Greece as regards the sunny days.

It has retained many elements of its history and has become a popular destination for tourists.

The alternation of landscapes, colors and impressions make it unique.

Chios has also a particular natural environment. It is called "Myrovolos" (fragrant') due to the plethora of magical fragrances derived from the land. The countryside varies from the fertile south to the rough north where the massifs of Pelinaio and Amani are found.

Chios has a rich history and is endowed with many significant monuments. The plains of Chios have many luxurious 'archontika' (mansions) as well as Byzantine churches (Nea Moni, Agioi Apostoloi of Pyrgi) and the Medieval fortresses-villages such as Vessa, Mesta, Pyrgi, Olympoi, are found in the southern part of the island where the "schinos" plant (which produces mastic) is cultivated. Avgonyma, Anavatos and Volissos in the western and north-western parts of the island also cultivate the Mastic tree.

This is a part of the world that worth being explored.


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Chios Prefecture

Chios Guide

Weather in Chios

Chios Travel Guide

Chios Walking

Chios Agenda