Wonderful Greek island of Chios is a popular venue for summer vacation, as among the Greeks and foreign tourists who want to see its pristine villages and beautiful beaches. Source of income for the inhabitants of Chios is tourism, but it is not the main source of their income. This island is the main export of mastic, which is made of chewing gum, as the locals live off agriculture, shipbuilding and fishing.
Tranquility and authenticity of this, located near the Turkish coast, a beautiful Greek island, along with its green landscape and beautiful villages make this island an ideal place to stay. On the island there is a small family seaside resorts and large secluded beaches. The most beautiful beach of the island is the beach Moor Volya, located in the southern part of Chios, where you will also find some beautiful seaside villages that are famous for their amazing restaurants, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a traditional Greek dishes for your holiday on the island of Chios.
The main cause of the great fame of Chios are its medieval villages such as Olympia, Anavatos, Volissos and Pyrgi. Also on the island is located some interesting monasteries, notably the Monastery of Agia Markella, built in part of the protector of the island, and the monasteries of Nea Moni and Agios Markos.
Pyrgi village is one of the most beautiful villages of Chios, and it can be found at a distance of 24 km from the island’s main town. The village population is not more than 1,200 people are engaged in the production of mastic and work in agriculture. Its name from the village took Pyrgi medieval tower, which still stands on the site of the village and gives it an unusual appearance. This village is also often referred to as “colored” because of the beautiful decoration of local buildings, facades are painted in different colors.
Mandatory to visit a village on Chios Olympia, which is distinguished by its special architecture – its buildings are constructed so that all exterior walls are connected and give the impression of a stone wall with no doors. Entering the village carried out with a single door, behind which the narrow cobbled streets, 20-meter tower and the beautiful church of Aghia Paraskevi.
It should also visit the abandoned village Anavatos located at a distance of 19 km from the capital of Chios. This village is located at an altitude of 450 m above sea level and was built for military purposes, to oversee the west coast of Chios. The village was evacuated after a catastrophic earthquake in 1881-the year and today it is a national monument to the island’s inhabitants.
Most hotels are located around the island of Chios its capital, as well as in resort towns Karfas, Agia Ermioni, Agia Fotini and Vrontatos. Wanting to help you with the choice of property on the island of Chios, we have prepared a small review of one of his most popular hotels.
Wonderful 4-star Sea View Resorts & Spa is located near the beautiful beach, near the international airport of Chios. Guests of this hotel will be staying in fully equipped rooms with satellite TV, a private balcony, kitchenette, air conditioning, refrigerator and a private bathroom. The hotel features a restaurant serving international and Greek cuisine, a spa with a hot tub, sauna and treatment rooms, and a gym. Also located on site is a children’s pool, a pool for adults and free parking. In the public areas offer free internet access, and the hotel staff can also provide childcare, shuttle service and tour desk.
Resting on this island, you can visit the nearby Greek island of Lesbos, if you are interested to learn more about this beautiful island, read the article “Introduction to the Greek island of Lesbos nice.”