Chios is located in the Aegean Sea, and is the fifth largest of all the Greek islands, sitting just five miles from the Turkish coast. Chios is highly considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean. Chios is home to the monastery of Nea Moni, from the 11th century, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nea Moni holds mosaics from as far back in history as Constantine IX’s reign.
On Chios you will find beautiful multi-colored houses, fishing boats, and many nets spread in the water at the old harbour. Wonderful beaches abound at Kardamila, and in Volissos, the alpine scenery offers a beautiful natural landscape, as well as the Venetian fort and the monastery of Agios Georgios. At Anavato and Mesta, you will see villages that have remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages, with their cultures and traditions still fully intact.