Latest Articles of Chios

Accommodation
Σαν παραμύθι…. Η ιστορία ξεκινά από το 1261 όταν οι Γενοβέζοι αγόρασαν την Χίο από τους Βυζαντινούς. Ήταν το 1346 όπου η οικογένεια Argenti εγκαθίστανται στο νησί, η μόνιμη κατοικίας τους ήταν στο κάστρο της Χίου αλλά η γόνιμη περιοχή του κάμπου ήταν ιδανική για την εξοχική τους κατοικία. Το 1550...
Accommodation
Ξεκινώντας την περιήγηση μας στη Χίο από τον Βορά προς το Νότο και έχοντας ήδη περάσει 7 μέρες στην Βόρεια και κεντρική πλευρά του νησιού, ανηπομονούσα να κατέβω στα Νότια, εκεί που τα χωριά είναι μεσαιωνικά και οι πλαγιές γεμάτες μαστίχια. Όχι ότι τα έχτισαν έτσι μόνο στο Νότο, απλά μετά το μεγάλο...
Unique Travel Routes
In Greece one can find 10 different kinds (species) of tulips and in Chios we can come across 4 of them. The place of origin for the beautiful flower is said to be Central Asia or somewhere between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Starting from there, tulip cultivation spreaded throughout the whole...
Sightseeings
A quote from Paolo Coelho's book "The Alchemist" says "When we have the great treasures in front of us we usually don't see them". Something similars happens the Koray library in Chios. Not only the history but also its contribution during history shows how big and important it is. But let's take...
Easter
Why should you choose Chios for Easter? What does it have to offer? It's not even summer! What can you experience? Don't you know i? The famous and unique easter custom of Chios: Rocket war. My excitement about this custom is so big i can't even pick a start to the story. This customs started...
Carnival
Ash Monday at the village square means the celebration of the Agas custom, a custom that has its roots in the years of the Turkish occupation and more specifically between 1830 and 1840. This celebration takes place in specific villages of Chios, the Southern or otherwise the Mastichochoria (where...
Sightseeings
The Citrus Museum has been established in a unique mansion of 1742, at the famous Kampos of Chios. Around you can see beautiful mansions hidden behind tall stone walls, so you can't look at them directly from the street and smell lemon and citrus trees. In Kampos is very easy to get lost as roads...
Paradise Beaches
Want to have a swim in a beach where the stones are black, round and shiny when its raining and the sea sparkle and shine as they fall onto the rays of the sun? You have to come to Chios and specifically at the "Mavra Volya" or "Emporeios" bay, where remains of a very ancient settlement where found...
Accommodation
The return to the hometown of my grandparents was accompanied with mixed emotions, as i have heard so many stories since I was a kid. Same was the curiosity about the hostel that would host us. The Spilia Guesthouse in Upper Kardamyla, at the region of Pefkias, was everything I imagined and much...
Sightseeings
The Medieval ages: castles, knights, pirates ... I would give anything to get into the time machine and live there for a while. But I found an easier way! I take the ferry from Piraeus port and sail to Chios island. I arrive at the island and immediately head to the south, at a place called...

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