Chios. This Aegean island has connected its name with a unique aroma. That of mastic. The tears of lentisk, as people call the natural gym resin that comes out of this tree, is the trademark of Chios.
It is the fifth in size island of Greece. Most likely, Chios, is the home land of Homer. It was the place where, according to historic sources, Christopher Columbus, was provisioned with the maps that lead him to America.
The famous Mastihohoria, distinguish for their architecture as and the medieval villages, that fill visitors with unique pictures.
Some mastic-villages: Pyrgi, Mesta, Olymbi and Vessa.
Some other interesting places to visit:
. Nea Moni Monastry
. Pateres Monastry
. Markos Monastry
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