The Greek Islands

Chíos
 

Chios is well known for being Homer's birthplace and the mastic tree which is used to produce an alcoholic drink and also as a chewing gum. The island is close to the Turkish coast and a regular ferry boat service is available. Chios has some fine beaches and ruins of fine examples of Byzantine history.

Worth visiting

- The city of Chios - the castle, the archaeological museum, and the Byzantine - museum.
- The city of Vrontados .
- The monastery of Nea Moni, Agias Markellas, Moundon, Agiou Konstantinou, Agiou Mina, Karies, kataraktis, Pyrgi and Armolia.
- The villages of Kampos, Keramos, Agio Gala, Volissos, Thimiana, Kalamoti, Kardamila and Langada.
- Swimming Beaches: Korfa, Daskalopetra, Mavra Volia, Megas Limonas, Agia Fotini.

How to arrive
- By ferry from Piraeus duration 9 hrs 10 mins.
- By air from Athens in 50 minutes.
 

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