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Chios Villages

Pyrgi village

The entire village is 25 Km south of the town of Chios. The village is unique with the black and white geometrical decor of the outer walls of the houses, with its narrow roads, the innumerable churches and amongst them the 13th century Byzantine church of...

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Mesta

It is a perfectly preserved village-castle 35 Km southwest of Chios town of the Byzantine period  It has been designated a listed monument. The Castle-village, takes you back centuries, with its very few changes. It keeps its houses tied tightly together in what seems...

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Kampos

One of the most beautiful areas of the island is Kambos, a green valley 3 Km south of town covered with citrus orchards. Kambos is a flat land that stretches, along the east coast of the island of Chios, about 10 Km long and 2 Km wide. In the 14th century, the Genoese...

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Volissos

Volissos is located North west, about 40km away from the capital of the island and has a long history. At Volissos, according to Thucydides, there was once an ancient Aeolic city, and the rumor that it was the birthplace of Homer is still a legend told. On the top of...

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Anavatos

The village of Anavatos, 16 Km from town, is built on a conical cliff 450 meters above sea level, with steep sides to the south and west, and with only a single access to the north. The people took advantage of the natural fortification of this cliff, and strengthened...

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Lagada

At a distance of 16 km Northwest from the town of Chios, the visitor will find the picturesque village of Lagada. It is a village which descended from the ancient settlements Koila and Kidianda. Due to the constant attacks on the area, the inhabitants who are mainly...

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Aghio Galas

69 Km from the town, is built at the northwestern part of Chios island on a rocky mountain. Unique caves extend below the present village, a complex of at least three chambers, the largest of which is approximately 200 meters. People settled in this cave during the...

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Nea Moni

(New Monastery) is a monument of international significance. The catholicon (main church) is the most important specimen of the insular octagonal domed type of church and is lavishly decorated with marble revetments and mosaics. Nea Moni was founded in the middle of...

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