Chios

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

Located on the Greek island of Chios is another treasure from Greece's long history, now listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Nea Moni, or "New Monastery," which was built in the 11th century, was constructed on the slopes of...

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...

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 Beautiful Village of Mesta on the Greek Island of Chios

One of the most beautiful, remote and well-preserved villages on the island of Chios is Mesta, which combines medieval architecture with impressive natural surroundings. The village, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the main town of Chios, has been declared a...

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...

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen in New Video

Two Turkish Coast Guard vessels harassed a Greek fishing boat off the island of Oinousses, near Chios in the eastern Aegean in the most recent incident of its kind, apparently occurring on Thursday morning. According to the local web site...

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...