Chios island is located in the East Aegean. It is the fifth largest Greek island. Since ancient times, it is known as the only place where mastiha, an aromatic resin, is produced. Chios island is a destination off the beaten track, ideal for the travelers that seek authenticity.
Nature here is pretty much well preserved, as the island has not been affected by mass tourism. In the spring,rare wildflowers and orchids make the hikes along the trails an experience full of aromas and colors. In the summer, you can discover a new beach every day, each one with its own unique traits. All year round, wander around the villages of the island, each and every one of them a different microcosm, waiting to be discovered.
Chios of medieval and byzantine times is very much present. At every turn of the road you can see castles, watchtowers, monasteries and fortified settlements, like the villages of mastiha. In Chios, you can retrace the steps of the greatest poet of all times, Homer, the creator of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Tour the archaeological sites and museums and discover the exquisite beauty of Kampos area with the citrus orchards and the genovese mansions.
Don’t forget to take a taste of the good island life: enjoy yourself at local taverns and restaurants, indulge in creative cocktail tasting with local mastiha liqueur at local cocktail bars and have fun all night long at one of the traditional festivals of the villages.
For more information on Chios island: www.chios.gr