Simple ideas to take advantage of Chios mastiha's cosmetic properties

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From the ancient times the belief that Chios mastiha had cosmetic properties made many people use it widely in this field. Today clinical studies have shown the antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties of mastiha. Mastiha is used in many cosmetics as it improves the appearance of the skin and hydrates it in depth, and it is famous for having a particularly positive effect on acne-prone skin types.

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Let’s visit the Ottoman Baths, situated at Chios Castle

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Chios Castle, full of picturesque neighborhoods and narrow streets, is one of the must-visit places in Chios town. Inside the Castle, at the Northwest side of the walls, there is the Ottoman Bath Complex, the so-called Hammam. After the restoration which was successfully completed in the summer of 2012, it is one of the most well-preserved and impressive attractions of Chios.

 

 

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Amigdalota: A classic sweet treat

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Amigdalota (almond sweets) is one of the most famous Greek sweets, popular in many parts of Greece. It is a classic treat at engagements, weddings, baptisms and any kind of celebration, as according to Greek tradition, it is customary to offer white sweets in every joyful event.                                                The Chian type of amigdalota is larger in size, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, not covered with icing sugar as usual.

 

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Kato Fana beach: Relaxing in a quiet sandy beach

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Kato Fana beach is probably the most beautiful sandy beach of Chios and a favorite choice for those seeking peace and tranquility, even during the bustling days of August. Situated in the southwestern part of Chios, 6 km from Pyrgi (on the road to the village Olympi), it is a small bay, well protected from the Aegean winds, an ideal choice for those who want to avoid the waves, even on days when Northern winds wrinkle the other beaches of Chios. For this reason, in ancient times, the bay was used by sailors as a safe anchorage.

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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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Agia Dinami: Dip into turquoise crystal clear waters

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The beach of Agia Dynami is a quiet beach near the village of Olympi and it is one of the most beautiful hidden beaches of the island as it is from the places where peace and tranquility meet the natural fascinating beauty.

A double bay that forms two beaches of white sand and fine pebbles, located at 7 km from the mastiha village Olympi. Above the bay there is the picturesque chapel "Agia Dynami" or "Agia Theodossia". In the courtyard of the church there is a shed and built benches where you can rest and enjoy the magnificent view of the exotic beach.

The beach is not organized so you should have your beverages and snacks purchased before. The closest selling point is the Café of Olympi Cave, located 1.7 km from the beach. Note that the cave of Olympi is open to visitors and is a great opportunity to visit it on the way to the beach.

The trees near the beach offer natural shade but in July and August you might not find it free so if you cannot stay long in the sun, you should have an umbrella with you. The crystal clear emerald waters of the beach will fascinate you and the incredible tranquility of the landscape will compensate you for the effort of carrying the necessary for your bath. Anyway we can guarantee that you will leave the beach with the feeling that you are leaving a paradise on earth.

Tip: With a bit more trouble and a five minutes walk on a short trail you will be able to reach the second part of the bay where a small seclusive beach is formed. There you can enjoy even more peace even in the most days of August.

 

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