Mesta Medieval Village
Mesta Medieval Village is the best preserved medieval settlement in Chios. The houses are stone built, with small windows. They are built right next to each otherforming a strong wall with their outer perimeter. Mesta village is a monument protected by the Ministry of Culture, therefore, the houses have to be preserved in the traditional way.
Mesta is a lively village with proud and hospitable people. A warm welcome always awaits guests at Mesta. It is the ideal destination for the traveller who wishes to experience the authentic way of life at a village of mastiha in south Chios. At Mesta, you can experience the culture of Mastiha. Visit the new Chios Mastic Museum, which is only a fifteen-minute-drive from the village. This impressive museum introduces the visitor to the secrets of mastiha cultivation, which has been inscribed to the UNESCO list of intangible heritage.participate in the cultivation process are also offered. These agritourism programmes give the guest a comprehensive experience of this difficult and demanding process that makes mastiha such a unique and valuable product.
From Mesta, you can tour all the sites of interest in south Chios, such as Pyrgi village, with the black and white sgrafitti decorated houses, the cave of Olympoi, the ancient acropolis of Emporios, or the famous volcanic beach of Mavra Volia.
We can inform you about the various activities that are offered in and around Mesta village, such as bike tours, sea-kayak tours and a variety of sea activities in Apothika beach and other nearby beaches, such as scuba diving, canoeing and SUP. Guided tours in mastiha groves where the guest can learn about and participate in the cultivation process are also offered. These agritourism programmes give the guest a comprehensive experience of this difficult and demanding process that makes mastiha such a unique and valuable product.
Tranquility and relaxation, activities in nature and savory organic food, wine from Mesta and souma, the local spirit distilled from figs, dancing at the local festivals, all these are the elements that will make your stay at Mesta unforgettable.