Welcome to Chios, a hidden treasure in the Aegean, waiting to be discovered. Fragrant and hospitable all year long, together with the smaller islands, Oinousses and Psara, it is a palimpsest of images and experiences.

Chios is located in the North East Aegean Sea. It is known as one of the most likely birthplaces of Homer, and also the ancient mathematicians Hippocrates and Enopides.

Highlights:

  • Rocket War (or "Rouketopolemos")
  • Pyrgi village 
  • Mavra Volia beach 
  • Olympi village 
  • Nea Moni Monastery 
  • Anavatos ghost village 
  • Mastic trees 

Chios is the fifth largest island of Greece. Its geographical position has created the conditions to excessively develop its shipping and play a major role in international maritime data. Chios or Kios according to Homer, has been inhabited the past 6000 years. The city was built by the Ionians and the northern part of the island by the Aioleis. The unique product of Mastic, with its various uses, is the product-symbol of the island which makes the island a proxy and a proud unique natural resin producer worldwide.

The tourist destinations of the island are enough to fill the visitors with images and experiences. The Castle that is located in the town of Chios encloses with its walls a settlement of 650 inhabitants.  Daskalopetra, is one of the most famous monuments of the island and is closely connected with the tradition of Homer and was considered the School of the great poet. New Moni, the prominent monument of medieval times is part of World Heritage, which is protected by UNESCO. Vollissos, is the largest village in northwestern Chios. On top of the village, there is the castle, a defensive fortress dating from medieval times. Kampos, is one of the most beautiful areas in Chios, which is covered in citrus trees and Mavra Volia Beach is considered one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan beaches of the island. Anavatos, is built on a conical cliff 450 meters above the sea, with steep slopes and called Mystras of the Aegean. Pyrgi, the feature that makes the village unique is the black and white geometric decoration of the external walls of the houses - called Ksysta. Mesta is a very well preserved medieval village, a fortress of the Byzantine period (12th - 15th century), which has been declared a landmark.

 

What to expect

  • Rocket War (or "Rouketopolemos")
  • Pyrgi village 
  • Mavra Volia beach 
  • Olympi village 
  • Nea Moni Monastery 
  • Anavatos ghost village 
  • Mastic trees 
  • Self-guided

Who it's for

Our seasonal trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation in guesthouse or 4* hotel, bed & breakfast basis
  • Activities suggestions based on your interests
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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