Kampos, one of the most beautiful areas of the island is a wooded area in the south of the city and mainly covered by citrus orchards. Groundwater in the region, originated from the surrounding mountains make Kampos a vast orangery. The area was chosen not only by the Genoese to built their villas in the 14th century but also by the local aristocrats in later years (The Ralis, the Argentis, the Petrokokkinos, the Kalvokoresis etc.) creating a new socio-economic network. Tall thimiana-stone
Vrontados is a coastal town located among trees, gardens and many fruit trees in particular it is located in the north of Livadia (a northern suburb of the City of Chios), four kilometers northern of the town of Chios and in the East of the mountain Epos. Its population is 4500 people many of whom are very good sailors, merchants and scientists. According to the tradition, Christopher Columbus visited Vrontados to study nautical charts and information from experienced local sailors that could
Thimiana is located 7 km south of town and the transfer from the city to this village takes 10 minutes by car. It is one of the largest villages with about 1600 inhabitants. The village used to be called as Efthimiana, which is a known location for its many quarries from which the famous stone is extracted in many shades of brown and red. The Thimiana stone is a wonderful decorative material for buildings. Many houses and churches in the Kampos are built from this stone. At Thimiana there is
Anavatos is a village, with a story that nails anyone who visits him. It is 16 kilometers from the city of Chios, but access is difficult, as it is built on a conical rock 450 meters above sea level making a striking appearance. The residents benefited from the rock and built a wall around the village making it look like a real fortress. The houses were glued next to each other, made of stone, with wooden ceilings, low doorways and small arched windows. The village was abandoned after the
On the main street to the west, in a distance of 16 kilometres from the city of Chios, on a rocky hill lies the pictures que village of Avgonima. The houses are built of stone, the locals are very few. During sunset, the view of the Aegean Sea and Psara in combination to the medieval watch tower and the clean beach of Elida are unique motifs for contemporary travelers. Also, in the taverns of the village you can find delicious appetizers. There is a unique pine forest, which is the largest
Vavili is a small village in south central Chios at a road distance of 8 kilometers from the city of Chios. Near the village, in an area with gardens, olive groves and pines, well preserved the very remarkable Byzantine church Panagia Krina of the 13th century with a magnificent painting.