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Nea Moni Monastery, a Historical Treasure on the Greek Island of Chios

The Nea Moni Monastery on the Greek island of Chios is a treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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.

The Greek Islands: How Were they Named?

To find the etymology behind the names of Greek islands, one should take into account a number of factors, including ancient Greek mythology and even the geomorphology of each place. In fact, during ancient times, the names of places were used...

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.

Collision of Two Merchant Ships Near Chios Island, Greece

On Friday, two merchant ships were reportedly involved in a collision in the waters off the Greek island of Chios. No fatalities or serious injuries are known to have occurred. One of the ships which sustained damage in the collision...

In Research to Save the Greek Mastic from Climate Change

Researchers on the island of Chios are examining new ways to produce mastic, a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), which is native to the Mediterranean region. The research project, which is being undertaken by Mediterra and the...

Mastiha of Chios, Greece’s ‘White Gold’

Mastiha, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Greece," is a product made exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees,...

Chios Rocket War Easter Custom to be Broadcast in Las Vegas

This year, the colorful tradition of the rouketopolemos, or "rocket war" on Chios island, Greece will be broadcast live thousands of miles away in Las Vegas. Every Easter, celebrants on Chios celebrate the Easter occasion by commencing the rocket war...

“Flying Priest” Marks Holy Saturday’s Liturgy in Greece

The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus

The Top Destinations for Greek Easter

With Greek Orthodox Easter fast approaching, Greeks and tourists alike are planning to rush out of urban centers in order to enjoy the unique holiday customs found in destinations across the country. While there are some shared Easter traditions throughout...