May – Visit Chios Island

This green island in the Eastern Aegean Sea has been the home of well-known Greek seafarers and captains since the ancient times. Visit the island’s medieval villages – walled for the fear of pirates- such as Mesta, Kampos, Pyrgi, and Olympoi. Walk under the archways binding together the stone-built houses, see the towers, and ancient churches. Visit Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; you will be impressed by the mosaics in this 11th c. Byzantine Monastery.

Explore the beautiful shoreline and if you’re a water sports fan, go scuba diving, sailing and jet skiing. Taste flavourful mastic products and treat yourself to a couple of shots of souma, a local strong distilled drink made from dried figs, fragrant fruits and mastic.