LAND EXCURSIONS AND BOAT TRIPS
Full day excursion to the south part of the island to the famous mastic villages. Frist stop the village of Armolia with the local ceramic production , where guests can see how ceramics are produced. Then the village of Pyrgi ,world known for its special style of decoration . Black and white patterns cover the outside walls of the houses giving a very impressive effect .Our next stop will be the medieval village of Mesta ,a perfect example of a fortress village of the middle ages. The outside walls of the houses form the outside wall of the castle. Lunch break at the open square of the village.On our way back stop at the picturesque fishing harbour of Emborios.Possibility for swimming at the volcanic beach of Mavra Volia, one of the most famous of the island with black pebbles.
CULTURE AND CULINAIRE
Afternoon excursion to the central part of Chios island .First stop the Byzantine monastery of Nea Moni , famous for its mosaics and architecture. Next visit to the medieval abandoned village of Anavatos built on top of a cliff . In Anavatos the owner of the small taverna will give a small lesson of greek cuisine to our guests. Dinner at Anavatos which is included in the price and afterwards last visit to the medieval village of Avgonima where we can enjoy one the most beautiful sunsets of the island from one of the village tavernas.
Morning walking excursion that takes place till half June and from September till the end of the season. Starting point is Karfas area.From there walking over Karfas hill we head to Kambos area. We walk among the orange and lemon plantations and the beautiful mensions of Kambos until we reach the Xydas estate where we visit Citrus museum. In Citrus we can visit the small museum and enjoy our coffee in the yard with local made spoon sweets .Return on foot to Thimiana Village and then back to Karfas area.
One day trip to the town of Izmir in Turkey .Opportunity to visit another continent actually. At 08.30 in the morning we depart by ferry from Chios to Cesme Turkey and then by bus to the town of Izmir .With the bus you will have a tour at Izmir ,seeing some of the most important places of the town .Free time at the bazaar before we meet again for our trip back to Cesme .From there at 18.00 hrs by ferry back to Chios . Possibility for excursion also to Cesme.
INOUSSES BOAT TRIP
With a beautiful sailing boat we will start from Chios port our trip to the island of Inousses and a visit to the picturesque fishing village of Lagkada on the north east coast of Chios island. Leisure day on a sailing boat that includes lunch and the opportunity to see how the boat is navigated .