Avgonima and Lithi Bay!
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June 24th, 2010 – by: JP-NED
Avgonima is a very popular, - probably pre- medieval village, centrally located on the island. It is just 17 km from the city of Chios, and 25 minutes drive from the airport. You can find it written both as "Avgonima or Avgonyma". The name means " Clutch of Eggs".
It is upon a slope, about 450 metres above sea level, and the whole drive coming out here takes you first through olive groves but as you approach towards the village, you come to rich vegetation of pine forest. Its low stone houses are known all over the island. The reason why people built their houses on top of hills was to protect their families from probable invaders those years.
As you drive and approach the village you are amazed with what you see - the whole medieval village on top of a hill with its stone houses all around. You will surely want to get out of the car and take photos.
You get more excited upon reaching the village and come to its medieval square. You will feel as if you are on top of the world - believe me!
Lithi is a bay at the SW part of the island, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing.
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