Historical Town MESTA/ Chios Mesta lies southwest of the town of Chios, 35 kilometers away, in the area of Mastihohoria (meaning the "mastic villages"). It is a perfectly preserved castle village dated to the medieval period. The houses were built one right next to the other, thereby creating a protective wall surrounding the village..
Historical Town MESTA/ Chios Mesta village Chios: The small village of Mesta is located 35 km south west of Chios Town, in the area called Mastihochoria (Mastic Villages). Mesta used to be a heavy producer of mastic and its inhabitants were wealthy, as testify today the beautiful mansions. It has about 400 inhabitants...
Historical Town MESTA/ Chios The village is well known for its unique wine “Mestousiko” that is one of the best wines of Chios and “souma”, a drink that is produced by the distillation of figs and grapes. It is a drink for robust drinkers, but pure and with particular flavor.
Historical Town MESTA/ Chios The village of Mesta is the most distant of the medieval villages but it is also the most well-preserved ..The form and architecture here is totally unique. The houses are build side-by-side to each-other, so tightly that there are only two entrances to the village. The streets are very narrow..
Ancient Town PYRGI - Chios Pyrgi is a village on the Greek island of Chios, known as the "painted village" on account of the decoration of the houses. This mostly consists of black and white decorative motifs in different shapes.
Neo Moni Monestery - Chios Nea Moni is an monastery on the island of Chios that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located on the Provateio Oros Mt. in the island's interior, about 15 km from Chios town.
Ancient Town PYRGI - Chios Pyrgi is a picturesque medieval village on the island of Chios, known as the “painted village” thanks to the unique facade of the stone houses, which mostly consist of stunning grey and white decorative motives in geometrical shapes. Today, more than 1,200 inhabitants live in Pyrgi,
Ancient Town PYRGI - Chios Pyrgi is often called the “painted village” because of the detailed decorative motives on the buildings' facades. It is the largest medieval village of Chios located at a 25-kilometre-distance from Chios town. Despite the transformations it has gone under during the years, Pyrgi still maintains its medieval scent.