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Welcome to the Island of Chios

Click to open large map in popup ...Chios is one of the islands of the north-east Aegean, opposite the Erithrea peninsula and close to Asia Minor. Chios is the fifth in size of the Greek islands and boasts a quantity of beautiful beaches, a wide variety of activities, and a European heritage stretching back 1000 years in history.

With its diverse landscape and exceptional climate, the island of Chios is a great holiday destination and you will be easily invited into its rich culture and history. Chios is a convenient and relaxing destination and while here you can expect to be treated to some spectacular sea views along the savage shorelines.

Chios has numerous restaurants and taverns serving you both international and local specialties. Like on many other Greek Islands, also on Chios you should not miss out on enjoying the freshly caught seafood. While on Chios you should also not miss trying the local product Mastic, for which this island is very famous. Mastic is only produced on Chios and it is renowned for its aroma and taste and it's cultivated in Mastichochoria. You will find it in abundance in products such as jams, oil, wine, citrus crop and cereals.

Wherever you decide to stay on Chios Island, you can expect to completely relax and rejuvenate while at the same time find plenty available activity in the many areas which are awaiting your visit.


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The city of Chios is the administrative economic and cultural center of the island of Chios. It has a population of 30,000 and it is situated on the east coast of the island and is the capital.

The numerous remains of Chios historical past are everywhere to be witnessed and enjoyed. Some of the most important of them can be found in the Archaeological, Byzantine and Naval Museums and the famous Koraes Library.


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One of the most beautiful areas of the island is Kambos, a green valley 3 Km south of Chora covered with citrus orchards. Kambos ("Plain") is a flat land that stretches, along the east coast of the island of Chios, about 10 Km long and 2 Km wide.

The low mountains that surround it from the west are the source of its underground waters; what makes Kambos an endless garden with flowers and citrus trees, very close to the capital of Chios.


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Karfas is located 7 Km south of the town of Chios and is among the most well-known and loveliest beaches of Chios, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing.

Being a tourist center, Karfas has many hotels, apartments, studios, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood as well as cafes and bars.


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Volissos is built on the slopes of a hill viewing the waters of the blue Aegean Sea. Narrow paths lead visitor's steps to the Castle and the old village that surrounds it, while old churches and chapels attract his interest.

Volissos is located in a distance of 40 Klm from Chios town, in the Northwest part of the island, while its port, Limnia, is connected with Psara island, three times per week during summer.


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Vrontados, a seaside town situated among olive trees, gardens, almond trees and many other fruit-bearing trees is located in the north of Livadia (a northern suburb of the Municipality of Chios), four kilometers north of Chios town, and in the East of mount Aipos.

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