Chios

Interesting
Birthplace of Homer, Chios is dominated by its volcanic peaks. The south of the island is known for its cultivation of the lentisk tree, from which the uniquely aromatic resin "mastic" is extracted. To the north near the capital lies Kampos, fiefdom of the Genoese, who built superb houses here amidst lush orchards in the 15C. The island has fine beaches, among which that ofEmporeios , in addition to an outstanding Byzantine heritage, notablyNéa Moní monastery , a Unesco World Heritage site.

Useful information

Address:

82100 Chíos

Nearby tourist attractions

Néa Moni (Monastery)  Néa Moni (Monastery)
Néa Moni (Monastery)
Kariés
1:00
Kampos  Kampos
Kampos
Thimianá
4:00
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