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Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Chios

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ABOUT CHIOS
Chios
General Information Chios is a popular summer resort among the Greeks, but it does not have too many foreign tourists. As a conAbout Greece Chios, Greece Chios Guide, About Greece Chios Tour, Greece Destinations Chios, Greece Tours Guidesequence, you get a taste of real Greece here, and if you decide to explore the island on your own, you'll find some amazing little villages and beaches that seem totally untouched.

The people on Chios live off tourism to a certain extent, but it is not their major source of income. One of the island's most important resources is mastic, from which you make chewing gum for example, and others live off fishing, farming or working on ships.

Chios is the traditional seafarer's island , especially captains, a famous song the of the Greek composer George Zambetas "to naftaki" is saying, "take to your ship an engineer from Mytilene and a captain from Chios".! When the Greek shipping had 100% Greek crews, a large part of those were mainly islanders and many of them were from the island of Chios. In the small island of Oinousses near to Chios is one of the most famous Captain schools of Greece.
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There are several citations about Chios people, like the one that says wherever you find Chios men, they always go in pairs. This derives from true events during the time of the Ottoman rule when the Turks were forcing the Greeks to get them on their shoulder when they met, but the Chios men they used the trick to go always together and when they saw a Turk the one of them was taking the other in his shoulder so the Turks could not force them to this humiliation.

History of Chios: According to some, this is where Homer was born and lived sometime around the 8th century BC. Of course, there are many more islands that claim the same, and since we don't even know if he was an actual person, the speculating is a bit in vain.

The name of the island may come from the Greek word for snow, (chioni), since the island's patron god Poseidon was born under snowfall.

During ancient years the island was quite wealthy because of its mastic and wine, and this was also the first place in Greece where thAbout Greece Chios, Greece Chios Guide, About Greece Chios Tour, Greece Destinations Chios, Greece Tours Guideey had slavery. Chios fought alongside Athens against the Persians in the 5th century BC, and was later to be ruled by Macedonians, Romans, Venetians and Turks.

It was during the Turkish rule the island suffered one of the worst massacres in Greece. Because the island had been forced to revolt, the Turks punished it by setting an example: killing 30 000 and enslaving the rest. This brutal destruction of the island touched many European personalities of the literature and art such as Victor Hugo, Eugene Delacroix, who painted the famous painting of the massacre of Chios that is now in the Louvre museum in Paris.

The island took part in the war of independence that begun in 1821, and it was to become a part of Greece in 1912.

What to See There is a stone on the island called Homer's stone (Petra Omirou), where the poet sat and worked according to those that About Greece Chios, Greece Chios Guide, About Greece Chios Tour, Greece Destinations Chios, Greece Tours Guidebelieve he was from here.

Agia Markella is a monastery open to visitors, and is located outside the village Volissos. The saint is celebrated on July 22nd.

Nea Moni is another monastery, and perhaps the most visited of the two. It dates back to the 11th century.

Note: if you want to visit the monasteries, make sure you are dressed properly: long skirt and covered shoulders for women, long trousers for men.

The so called Mastikochoria are in the area where the mastic tree grows. It has a special kind of sap that is used in making chewing gum, toothpaste and local sweets. Here there is also a 15th century castle, some old churches and the ruins of an ancient temple to Athena. About Greece Chios, Greece Chios Guide, About Greece Chios Tour, Greece Destinations Chios, Greece Tours Guide

What to Do : On Chios you can enjoy various water sports. To really appreciate the island, you should try to explore the island a bit, since it has some really nice places not to be missed.

Chios Beaches The most popular beach is probably Karfas, but there are also well developed beaches around Chios town. For more peace and quiet, you can go to the beach Kato Fana, for example, but it is also a good idea to try to find your own place by renting a vehicle and drive around.

Nightlife: Most bars and discos are in Chios town and Karfas. The nightlife is quite well developed, and you can enjoy all sorts of music and styles.

Food There are many nice places in Chios town as well as in the villages. A special kind of blue cheese is made on the island called "kopanisti" and then there is of course various sweets made out of mastic.About Greece Chios, Greece Chios Guide, About Greece Chios Tour, Greece Destinations Chios, Greece Tours Guide

Shopping: You'll find various souvenirs of the island, but it is recommended that you take some mastic with you home. You can also buy ceramics and local wine.

Getting Around There are buses and taxis on the island, as well as several car rentals. It is a very good idea to rent a vehicle here since the island is very interesting and worth exploring.

Getting There: Most people choose to fly to Athens and then to take a flight to Chios, or take the ferries to Chios. The island also has boat connections with islands like Lesbos, Kos and Rhodes, as well as with Thessaloniki on the mainland.

Facts about Chios Phone numbers
Size: 850 km2 International code: 0030
Population: about 50000 Local code: 22710
Cash machine ATM: Yes Hospital: 44301-2
Airport: yes Police: 44423, 44428
Highest Mountain: Marathovouno Coastguard: 44432-4
Internet cafes : yes Bus company: 22079, 27507
Tour Operators: Telephone company (OTE):
Price rate: Average Tourist Police: 44427.

 
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GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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