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The sun is great and the sea clear like crystal. Fascinating beaches everywhere. From North to South and from the cosmopolitan eastern beaches to the almost unspoiled coasts of the West with the crystal waters, the visitors can enjoy all types of beaches. Either with sand, or with white pebbles. Or, they can visit the famous Mavra Volia (black pebbles) of Emporios. What a joyful summer!


Fresh fish, sea-food, local meze and the smooth Chian ouzo. The visitor can find picturesque taverns and places to enjoy a special meal with good company everywhere, either by coast or in the mountainous places of the island. The famous traditional Chian cuisine imagination of the Chiots and fascinates the visitor.


This unique natural product, a gift of nature and God, is considered to be a synonym of Chios. Its cultivation and collection procedures remain unspoiled through the centuries. The mastic tree thrives in the mastic villages of South Chios and nowhere else in the whole world.


The Archaeological and the Byzantine Museums, the Ioustiniani Museum and lots of folklore museums, theme museums and Collections exhibit items of inestimable value that reflect the long, creative and continual past of the island. The Chios’ maritime Museum as well as the one of the neighboring Oinousses, introduce the visitor to the long and glorious maritime tradition of the two islands, while archaeological excavations in Psara have brought to light items of great archaeological value.

Traditional folk festivals

The traditional summer feasts constitute the “salt” of summer for every village church, or in the chapels nearby, is followed by a traditional lunch for the public and then, at night, the Aegean feast goes on at least till the sun goes up!

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