Hiking Trails

Walking is the best way to discover the magic of Chios nature. The island’s nature is fascinating due to the dramatic changes of its landscape and its biodiversity. When hiking in the southern part of the island you encounter the fragrant citrus orchards of Kampos area and the evergreen Mastiha trees. Follow trails across the Mastiha villages, the well preserved fortified settlements that date back to the medieval times and are a significant element of the culture of Mastiha. In the central and northern part of the island, the trails cross picturesque villages and rocky landscapes of geological interest, often reaching wetlands with dense vegetation. The largest part of northern Chios is a protected NATURA 2000 area. The signs of the island’s medieval past are ubiquitous, so you can combine nature observation with a visit to byzantine monasteries and chapels that you will definitely discover on your hike.

The trails

Agios Giannis - Agio Galas

Volissos - Malagkiotis Valley - Panagia Neromylon - Volissos

Kampia Ravine

Kardamyla - Castle of Gria

Agioi Pateres - Nea Moni

Armolia – Apolichna Castle

Olympoi - Mesta

Fa - Lithi


 (photos Christina Kontaxi | Section development Petros Kyladitis)


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