The island of mastic, wild orchids and tulips are endowed with the most colorful, fragrant spring. Chios is an island rich in every sense. Characterized by a great diversity of landscapes, a fertile land and ecosystems within which they live many rare species of flora and fauna.
To the north rises the impressive term Pelinnaio altitude to 1297 feet, in the central stretch gently rolling hills with brushwood and the famous Kampos village and south the Mediterranean vegetation prevails with mastic trees and brushwood. The total number of plants found on the island reaches 1,260 kinds . The island encountered four types of wild tulips, the lalades as called by locals, (Tulipa aegenensis, T. undulatifolia, T. clousiana, T. praecox), while believed by the Chios took Europeans wild tulips and turned them into ornamental. The crimson spring valleys of the island is a unique spectacle. But what impresses and attracts dozens of tourists from around the world is the wide variety of wild orchids. 250 species of Europe, the island grows 96. The traveler is able to meet orchids in many places, from the coastal areas and valleys in the high mountains.