Nea Moni

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It was built in 11th century and it is a great architectural and artistic treasure. It is located in a spectacular setting high in the mountains overlooking Chios town. The complex of monasteries of Nea Moni covers an area of 17.000 m². It contains three churches, a dining hall and the monks` cells.

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Chios Harbor

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Port

The port of Chíos is the principal port of the island and it is formed at its eastern shores. It consists of the outer anchorage and the artificial port.

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The small port of Limiá comprises the port (skála) of the village of Volissós (400 residents). The village stands at the borders of a small hill, located in a distance of approximately 1.

Marmaro Harbor

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Port

The small port is located at the western shores of the bay Marmaro and consists of an angled jetty. The jetty extends for approximately 130 m to the northeast and then turns for another 30 m to the southeast.

Mesta Harbor

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The harbor of Mesta or Limenas is on the S side of the W coast of Chios. While there is protection from the meltemi (the Etesians) behind the mole, the swell can be uncomfortable.

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Oinoussa Port

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Lithi Harbor

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Port

The small port is protected by two moles. The north, curved mole initially extends to the northeast for approximately 80 m and then turns to the southeast for approximately 20 m.

Chios Marina

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Homerion theater

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Modern Theater

The Homerion Theater & Cultural Center of Chios has opened in 1980. It is located at the center of the town and is the only one in Chios island.

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Byzantine Museum of Chios

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Museum

The Byzantine museum is located in the central square of Chios town. It was founded in 1980 and hosts findings which were discovered in the island and donated by private collectors.

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Maritime Museum of Chios

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Museum

The Maritime Museum of Chios is located in the center of Chios town. It was donated by the ship owner Anastasios Pateras.

Panagia Krina at Vavyli

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Church

Panagia Krina is located in central Chios, close to Vavyli village. It was built in the 12th century.

Emborios Anchorage

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Anchorage

Emborios is lovely little natural cove on the SE coast of Chios. It provides good shelter from the meltemi, but because it is so small it can be difficult to find a suitable spot to anchor, especially at weekends in July/August.

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Langada or Kolokithia is a small picturesque harbor. It is not very good with the meltemi.

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Pantoukios Anchorage

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Agia Markella at Volyssos

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Monastery

The monastery of Agia Markella is located 6 km from Volissos village. The temple is surrounded by enormous plane trees.

Mesta Village

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Monument

Mesta is a famous traditional medieval settlement on the south western part of Chios island. It was built during the Genoese domination.

Kambos of Chios

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Town

In Chios visitors may try the traditional ouzo and tsipouro. The famous masticha of Chios is used in the production of ouzo and tsipouro providing a unique flavor.

Oinoussa Small Port

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Cape Karydas Small Port

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Katarraktis Fishing Shelter

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Komi Fishing Shelter

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Agia Ermioni Fishing Shelter

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Pounta Fishing Shelter

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Vokaria Fishing Shelter

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Fishing Pier of Chios

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Farkenas Small Port

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Kastello Small Port

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Agios Ioannis Small Port

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Vokaria Beach at Ionia

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Beach

Vokaria is the heaven of Nenita (20 km south of town). A settlement with a small number of houses and taverns offering fresh seafood.

Trahili beach is located at the western part of Chios, 5 klm northern of Lithi. It is a pure sandy beach with crystal waters.

Viri is located near Lilikas Beach, next to Komi ( about 1,5 Km. away) on the way to Vouno village.

Miligas is a small, well sheltered, sandy bay at the eastern part of the island, between Vrondados and Pantoukios, about 10 Km. from Chios town.

Trahilia (5 km. from Mesta) consists of two small bays.

Agios Giannis is a beautiful beach, with small pebbles and crystal waters at the village of Kalimassia. The northern part of the beach is known as Aghia Fotia and the southern part of the beach is called Agios Giannis, named after the small chapel of Saint John near the beach.

Agios Aimilianos is the heaven of Kallimasia, located 1.5 Km.

Tigani is a beach located near Siderounta (2 Km. SW of the village), at the west part of Chios.

Didimes (= the Twins) is located on the road from Limenas Meston to Elata, about 5 Km. from Mesta.

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Komi is located 4 Km outside the village of Kalamoti and is among the loveliest beaches of Chios, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has many hotels, apartments, rooms to let, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood, and bars for evening outings.

Kato Fana (6 Km south of Pyrgi, on the road to Olympoi) is a beautiful sandy beach. The area of Kato Fana is of great archaeological interest.

Karynta (6 Km south of Pyrgi, on the road to Olympoi) is a small pebbled beach completely unspoilt, even the road to the beach is more suitable for a 4x4 than an ordinary vehicle. But the crystal waters of the beach will definitely make your visit unforgettable.

Karfas is located 7 Km south of the town of Chios and is among the most well-known and loveliest beaches of Chios, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. Being a tourist center, Karfas has many hotels, apartments, studios, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood as well as cafes and bars.

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Gridia beach is located 2Km south of Nenita, at the southeastern part of the island. It is a beach with small pebbles.

Giosonas bay is a picturesque seashore with what seems to be an endless length of pebbled beach that spreads out to become one with the soft waves of the Aegean sea. The beach is located about 6 Km from Kardamyla.

Elinta is a well sheltered bay at the west part of the island, near Anavatos. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and clear waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Daskalopetra is located 7 Km North of Chios town, at Vrondados. It is among the loveliest beaches of Chios, with small pebbles and crystal waters.

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Tagma Despoti Beach

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Tagma is located 4 Km North of Chios town, with small pebbles and clear waters. North winds search the bay and therefore its better not to visit the beach when north winds sets in, if you don't like waves.

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Bella Vista Beach

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Beach

Bella Vista is located 1 Km south of the city's center. It is a beach with thick sand and very small pebbles.

Avlonia is located at the South part of the island, near Mesta village (about 5 Km in the south). It is a beautiful beach with thick sand and very small pebbles that spreads out to become one with the deep, crystal waters.

Anemi is the beach of Kardamyla. A lot of the villagers as well as travelers go to Anemi for swimming and sunbathing as well as to the other beaches in the area, such as Vlihada, Gyaliskari, Nagos and Giosonas.

Apothika is a beach completely unspoilt, even the road stops about 100 m. from the beach.

Afanis Naftis Beach is located 6 Km North of Chios town, with small pebbles and clear waters. North winds search the bay and therefore its better not to visit the beach when north winds set in, if you don't like waves.

Agia Markella is an arrant seashore with what seems to be an endless length of pebbled beach that spreads out to become one with the deep, blue waters of the Aegean sea. There are taverns offering fresh seafood, in the area.

Agia Eirini is located on the road from Limenas Meston to Elata, about 6 Km. from Mesta.

Agia Dynami is a beach completely unspoilt, named after the chapel that is near the bay. It is located close to Salagonas bay.

Kontari Beach

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Beach

Kontari is located 3 Km south of the city, near the airport. It is a beach with thick sand and very small pebbles that spreads out to become one with the crystal waters.

Lampsa Beach at Amani

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Lefkathia is the most well known and crowed beach of northwestern Chios. It is located near Volissos, between Limnos and Limnia.

Managros Beach at Amani

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Beach

Managros is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and deep, clear and crystal waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Salagonas bay is located at the southwest part of Chios, about 6 klm from Pyrgi (at the road to Olympi). It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and pebbles.

Prastia is located at the NW part of the island, near Siderounda. The beach is also called Aghios Giannis because of the chapel of Saint John that is built in the area.

The area of Nagos is five km from Kardamyla. The running water springs, the platans and the wonderful beach with colorful small pebbles, all these are features which form the enchanting landscape of the area.

Glaroi beach is located 9 km north of Chios town, near Mersinidi. It is one of the most wonderful and cosmopolitan beaches of Chios.

Metohi is located at the west part of chios, 2 km southwest of Siderounda village. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and little pebbles.

Merikounta is located at the SW part of the island, near Mesta village. It is a beautiful beach with thick sand and very small pebbles that spreads out to become one with the deep, crystal waters.

Megas Limnionas is located 9 Km south of the town of Chios, near to Thymiana village and its among the most well-known beaches of Chios, with sand and very small pebbles excellent for relaxing sunbathing. Being a touristic center, Megas Limnionas has many hotels, apartments, studios, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood as well as cafes and bars.

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Mavra Volia (5 Km. from Pyrgi) is a beach with small black pebbles, cause of the eruption of a volcano on the Prehistoric Area.

Magemena Beach at Amani

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Beach

Magemena is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos, between Managros and Limnia beach. It is an organized beach with sand and deep, clear and crystal waters.

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Lilikas Beach at Ionia

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Beach

Lilikas is located next to Komi ( about 1 Km. away) on the way to Vouno village.

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Lo Beach at Omiroupoli

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Beach

Lo beach is located 7 km North of Chios town, at Vrondados, and its an organized beach in a well sheltered small bay, with thick sand and crystal waters. You have to pay a rather cheap ticket in order to enter and use the facilities.

Lithi is a bay at the southwest part of the island, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has restaurants and taverns offering fresh seafood.

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Limnos Beach at Amani

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Beach

Limnos is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. There are taverns in the area serving fresh seafood.

Limia Beach at Amani

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Beach

Limia is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. It is also the port of Volissos.

Limenas is located at the SW part of Chios, 4 Km. from Mesta.

Vlychada is a nice beach located 4 Km. north of Kardamyla.

Olympi Cave

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Cave

Olympi cave is 35 km away from Chios town and 5 km away from Olympi village. It is located 100 meters above sea level and its maximum depth is 55 meters.

Agio Gala Cave

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Cave

At the middle entrance of the cave there is the chapel of Panagia Agiogalousaina, built in the 13th century. It is basically a group of three caves which are on top of one another.

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Kirithras Vangelis

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Chios Scuba Diving Center

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