August 15th on Chios Island, Greece

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On August 15th, Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Virgin’s Dormition. The Feast of Dormition is also known as “the summer’s Easter”, signifying the importance of the feast and the holiday. At the peak of the summer holidays, this celebration is an opportunity for families and friends to come together and for visitors of the island to experience traditional events and local dishes at the “panigiria” that take place at the villages. At the same time, during August, a lot of cultural events take place, offering many options for fun and entertainment.  

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Chios Music Festival Summer 2019: "Love and Diversity"

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With tales about fairies and elves, a contemporary interactive performance of music theatre based on speed dating and three concerts with a wide range of repertoire, from classical music and famous soundtracks, to traditional polyphonic songs but also covers from the international rock and jazz scene, the Chios Music Festival makes its comeback this summer. Three historical estates of Kampos, Karaviko, Riziko and Spyros Stephanou Estate, the Ottoman school at the Castle, the Amphitheatre of Oinousses and the Courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Chios will welcome over 50 artists from Greece and abroad, musicians, actors, filmmakers, professionals and amateurs, who will praise in their own way, love life, love for the world, love for each other, love for the arts and music...

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Apothika beach: A carte postale from Chios

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May has come and Spring is at its best, the weather is magnificent and everyone is longing for the first excursions to the beaches. In Chios the beaches are so many, so beautiful and so different, that we can not decide which one is the most beautiful to present! What we can do, is to present some of our favorite beaches on Chios and entice you into their beauty!

So let’s start today with Apotheka beach. It is located in southwest Chios, 41 km from the city and 6.5 km from the medieval village of Mesta. It has thick sand and small pebbles. The access is a bit difficult, as the road stops about 100 meters from the beach, but its crystal clear waters always reward the visitor. Plus, due to its particular morphology, it offers shelter from the winds of the Aegean Sea. The beach is not organized, there are only a few cane umbrellas placed by the Municipality, but the locals adore its virgin beauty and visit it often.

At the same time, the company rents kayaks and Stand Up Paddles, which you can rent to explore the lovely bay, and enjoy more secluded coves and tiny beaches. Chios is also a famous place for scuba diving. You may try the experience in Apotheka, as there is a diving school there.

 

At the end of your dips, it is worth climbing up the hill in order to enjoy the view of the endless blue, while sipping a cocktail or a glass of ouzo! The bar also offers two or three handmade “meze”, local cheese and traditional bread to accompany your drink. The stunning view and the breeze of the Aegean Sea will offer you the ultimate relaxation and we can guarantee you will take with you unforgettable images! 

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