One of the largest islands in Greece with the unique-in-the-world mastic trees, attributes its special beauties to the aristocratic area of Kampos with its old mansions and the citrus trees, to the medieval villages with an exceptional architecture (Mesta, Pyrgi, Olympus, Volissos, etc) and the beaches with wild beauty.

In its long history, Chios experienced great prosperity but also total destruction. Consider the great morphological and historical contrasts of the island as a challenge to discover its secrets. An excursion to the mastic villages will make you feel like the time has stopped. Swim on golden beaches, cross gorges and have fun at one of the many festivals, enjoying the famous ouzo of the island. Chian cuisine will give you moments of delight. And the aroma of mastic will remain indelible in your memory!

Chios is full of authentic stone villages. Its wonderful beaches compose magnificent landscapes. Buildings with distinctive architecture, medieval villages, monuments and churches reflect the culture of the island. The aroma of mastic, the sweet smells and the charming tastes drive every visitor crazy.

Chios, due to its strategic location, has played an important role over the centuries. In the various villages of the island, the visitor can admire samples of different historical periods from various conquerors, who passed through the island. Visit the ruins of Koila in Lagada, the Remokastro, the Temple of Faneou Apollon, the Temple of Athena Polias, the Monastery of Agia Matrona, the Castle of Apolichon, the Castle of Chios, the Monastery of Pamegiston Taxiarchon, Mesta village, and Volissos village, the largest of Northwest Chios.

The marvellous beaches of Chios satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Some of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan beaches of the island are located near the city: Karfas, Mega Limnionas, Agia Fotia, Afanis Naftis, Ormos Lo and Daskalopetra. To the West, there are the amazing beaches with crystal clear waters: Elinda, Tigani, Metochi, Managros, Limnos and Agia Markella. Other beautiful beaches in the South, are: Komi, Mavra Volia, Vroulidia and Apothika.

The island of mastic with its famous castle villages and the vast expanses of mastic trees challenge the visitor to a different journey. Countless beaches, local flavors and traditional festivals are waiting to win the hearts of those who visit Chios for their holidays.

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