Chios island

Things to do while in Chios

Agia Fotia

Cosmopolitan beach that is only 5 minutes' walk from Monolia Maisonettes and is one of the most loved beaches in Chios, with restaurants, beach bars, cafes and a minimarket. In Agia Fotini you can find umbrellas, sun beds and sport activities.

For more information about sports activities and daily boat excursions


One of the most distinctive areas in Chios with a unique residential complex, where the natural environment is in total harmony with the local architecture.

Don’t miss to visit the Citrus Museum where documents and historical elements of local citrus fruits are presented


The houses of Pyrgi have unique decorative designs of black and white geometrical shapes, known as xysta that reminds of the Italian graffiti. 

Mavra Volia

Swimming in Mavra Volia is an experience not to be missed!  The black pebbles and wild scenery is a result of the volcanic activity of the distant past in the area 


One of the most beautiful villages of the island built like a castle 

Mastiha Museum

Showcases the production history of the mastic tree’s cultivation and the processing of its resin, which it integrates into the cultural landscape of Chios. For more information visit Mastic Museum

The cave of Olympi (Sykia)

Although the cave is relatively small, its interior full of stalactites and stalagmites is exceptional, making it one of the best of its kind in Greece 

Nea Moni

An 11th-century monastery on the island of Chios that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site


A deserted Medieval – Byzantine tower-village that still preserves its history


A village that is built in amphitheatrical style on a hill and on top of it there is a Byzantine castle built in the medieval times here, according to the famous historian Herodotus, Homer lived and wrote his marvelous epics

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