What to do on Chios
The fertile and stately Kambos A network of narrow roads that barely fit a car, tall walls…SHOW ON MAP
THE REEL restaurant, Chios
With much appetite and taste, the oikogenoia G.. Karanikola started in 1964 to offer excellent Greek cuisine,…SHOW ON MAP
Oz Coctail bar, Chios
Dedicated to those merry souls who make drinking a pleasure who achieve contentedness long before capacity and…SHOW ON MAP
Mediaeval villages, a diverse landscape, beaches with wild beauty, ‘miraculous’ masticha, Chios is much more than just an island on the edge of the Aegean. Chios is an island that has been blessed by nature and history. It is fragrant, and authentic, multi-dimensional and irresistible. When you come here on holiday, be prepared to leave behind a little bit of your soul.
Hidden gems of Chios
The treasures of the north
Discover the stunning natural beauty of northern Chios. Follow the route; Kardamila-Nagos-Amades-Viki-Kambia-Kipouries-Diefha. The landscape surrounding the highest mountain, Pelinaio, is exhilarating, the villages are picturesque and the dirt roads will lead you to secret, secluded beaches.
Nea Moni Monastery and its masterful mosaics
The most important monastery in Chios, and one of the most important in all of Greece, it was established in 1024 by the Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos. Large, rich and famous, it has been recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. At the altar of the Virgin Mary, you’ll see some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world glittering before you.
Gastronomy of Chios
Other than its famed masticha, Chios offers a large choice of local produce and authentic tastes. The gastronomic wealth of this blessed place includes butter and cheeses, such as mastelo; citrus fruit, like the Chios mandarins; ouzo and aromatic liqueurs; wines of excellent quality; local sweets; pasteli (a sesame and honey bar) and of course abundant fresh fish and seafood. Have we whetted your appetite? There’s only one way to satisfy it.