Chios

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Chios
Chios

Chios lies on the eastern side of the Aegean very close off the coast of Turkey. It is one of the most unexplored  islands of the North Aegean, full of secrets, surprises and hidden treasures. The 5th largest island of Greece, it is well known for its medieval buildings, castles and stunning beaches, there are many places you can visit. Taste the aromatic unique in the world Chios natural Mastiha or Mastic. Participate in fascinating traditional events, such as the rocket war at Easter. Admire the Byzantine monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Chios is a relaxed destination ideal for families. There is a daily ferry that connects Chios island with Cesme, a port near Izmir in Turkey. There are popular destinations  for day trips you can visit from Chios,  the tiny islands of Psara and Oinousses.
►Local products of Chios include a series of products made from mastic or masticha, honey, alcoholic drinks from mastic, Ariousios wine, olive oil, sundried tomatoes and their local cheeses of  kopanitsi and mastello.
►The main regions of the island are Chios Town, Emporios, Mesta, Pyrgi, Volissos, Vrandados.

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   Ferries - There are ferry routes from Piraeus Port to Chios three times a week and the journey lasts 9 hours. There are also other route connections from Chios to other islands such as Lesvos, Mykonos, Syros, Ikaria and Samos. Remind also day trips to Cesme in Turkey.
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Flights - There are only domestic flights from  Athens, Thessaloniki, Limnos, Mytilini, Rhodes and Samos arriving to Chios all year around. The Chios National Airport is located 3km from Chios Town.
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