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Best Beaches on Chios, Greece’s Island of a Thousand Faces

Chios is the fifth-largest island in Greece, and it is a hidden gem waiting to be unveiled. Its surrounded by the sparkling, deep sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea.

The Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans

The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the Greek War of Independence.

Why Pistachios from Greek Island of Aegina are Best in the World

The Greek island of Aegina is known for its pistachios, or fistikia, which are considered to be of the highest quality in the world.

Mastiha: The Unique Mastic Gum of Chios People Call ‘White Gold’

Mastic, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Chios," is a product produced only on that particular Greek island. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees, has...

A Medieval Labyrinth: The Village of Mesta on the Greek Island of Chios

Featuring medieval architecture, Mesta is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages on the island of Chios.

Chios Island Marked Easter With Spectacular Rocket War

The rocket war, one of the most beautiful, spectacular and yet dangerous Easter spectacles of Greece, revived on Saturday night on Chios.

Chios Migrant Center in Lockdown; New Coronavirus Measures Imposed Nationwide

On Wednesday, a migrant and refugee identification and reception center on the Greek island of Chios was closed down after what the Greek health authorities termed "numerous" new coronavirus cases were diagnosed there. In a press release, the Migration Ministry...

Female Greek Farmer Makes a Name from Chios to Maldives

Her love for her homeland and determination to create a pioneering business on her native island of Chios have opened the doors to unimaginable international potential for young Greek farmer Argyro Koutsouradi and her rapidly growing, organic aromatic herb...

Migrant Camp on Chios on Full Lockdown Due to Coronavirus; Migrant Hotels Closed

  The VIAL Reception and Identification Center for migrants on the Greek island of Chios was placed under full lockdown due to two cases of the coronavirus being diagnosed there as of Thursday, authorities announced. The complete lockdown will continue...

Firefighters Contain Large Fire in Greece's Chios

Greek firefighters have managed to contain a large fire on the island of Chios on Wednesday, after two villages were ordered to evacuate. The fire was raging in the Kampos area aided by powerful winds are pushing the fire fronts...

Violent Clashes Erupt in VIAL Migrant Camp on Chios Island

Holy Saturday was marked by violent events on the island of Chios, and more specifically inside and around the VIAL refugee and migrant camp. The clashes began when a 47-year old Iraqi woman was declared dead, after a few days of...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios, both accused of failing to abide by the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Father...

Chios Massacre: The Worst Atrocity Committed by the Ottomans Against Greeks

The Chios massacre of 1822 was perhaps the worst atrocity carried out by the Ottomans against Greeks during the War of Independence. Approximately three-quarters of the population of 120,000 were killed, enslaved or died of disease after thousands of Turkish...

US Embassy Issues Travel Warning for Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Evros Border

The American Embassy in Athens and the American Consulate General in Thessaloniki issued a travel warning on Wednesday for US citizens who currently are visiting or will soon visit the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos or the border area in...

Greek Diaspora from US, Canada Offer Hygeine Products Worth €1 Million to Chios Island

A container that was full of sanitary products worth one million euros was shipped to Chios island by members of the Greek diaspora from the US and Canada on Friday. The mission took place with the valuable assistance of the...