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Tours in Chios

Excursion to central Chios
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KARYES-NEA MONI-ANAVATOS-AVGONIMA. We will start from the Chios city center and head to the west to visit the island’s byzantine and medieval cultural heritage. After traveling for approximately 6 km, we will pass Karya village, which is famous in Chios for its spring water, its climate and beautiful views of the city, Kampos and the Asia Minor coasts. Our first stop will be Nea Moni, which is considered to be the most important Byzantine monument on the island and is listed as a monument that are under the protection of UNESCO World Heritage. It was founded in the 11th century and holds a special place because of its art, and because of its direct relationship with Constantinople and the imperial court. According to monastic tradition, Emperor Constantine Monomachus funded the...

Excursion to southern Chios

PYRGI - MESTA - ARMOLIA - KAMPOS. Tour of Southern Chios, the so-called Mastihochoria (Mastic villages), where mastic thrives and the only area on the island where the mastic bush is grown. Starting from the town of Chios, the first stop is Pyrgi, the largest of the medieval villages and perhaps the most interesting in terms of folklore and anonymous architecture. The architecture of the houses in Pyrgi is remarkable with the "travaka" or pyramidal roofs and painting of the exterior of the houses, known as "Xysta”. This is an etching technique where the render of the facade is etched with continuous alternation of black and white. Located in the village square are the great church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary and the Church of the Holy Apostles, a perfectly preserved Byzantine...

Excursion to northern Chios

VOLISSOS - AGIA MARKELLA - LAGKADA - CHIOS. Our first stop is Volissos located 40 km from the city center it is the largest settlement of western and northern Chios. It is a village that has preserved its traditional architecture and is characterized by its castle, which is the most important fortification of northwestern Chios. Here we make a brief stop and then depart for the monastery of Agia Markella, the protector of Chios island. Pilgrimage at the church and an optional visit to where the Saint martyred that is located at the edge of the beach from where hot water gushes out. Departure for the northeastern coast of the island. Stopover in Limnos or Pytios for lunch.  Our next stop is the Lagkada, one of the major tourist areas of northern Chios. Lagkada is a seafarers’ village...