CHIOS TOUR FROM CESME

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Duration: 7 Hours
Departure: Departs from April untill the end of October
Route: Chios-Pirgi-Mesta-Armolia


Description

After a 45-minute ferry trip we will depart from Chios town, and your journey will take you to the medieval Village of Pirgi. On the way, you will pass through The famous mastic villages. This is the only place in the world where the famous mastic bush pistacia lantisca grows. The resin scrapped from these bushes has been used for centuries in medicine, cosmetics and mostly for producing an aromatic gum. After driving through the lush chios countryside, you will arrive at Pirgi- It is the most colourful of the villages with its unique black and white geometrical decor of the outside walls on the houses. These patterns are called “xista” and are cut into the plaster and then outlined with paint. You will get to visit the 12th century Byzantine church of the St. Apostoles thats located on the northeast corner of the central square. After an 11km drive you will then arrive at the Village of Mesta, which is considered to be the finest example of its genre. From the main square a bewildering maze of cool shady lanes provided with anti-earthquake buttresses and tunnels between the usually unpainted houses leads off in all directions. But most streets end in blind alleys, except the critical few which lead to the village gates. A visit will be made to the largest church on the island “Taxiarchis”. With your last stop been at the village of Armolia, where you will be given the opportunity to visit two renowned workshops in order to admire the process of making clay and ceramic articles.

After returm Chios Town you have taken in the sights you will be given approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or take the time to relax have some refreshments in the cafeteria. When the tour has finished you will then be returned back to your pick up point.

**You can take a Private Chios Tour where you can be picked up by your Chios Tour guide at your convienence. Where your Chios Tour guide will pick you up at approx 08.00 hours for your Chios tour.

Ferry every day from April to November’s.

PS: Chios tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.

What’s Included

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off services
  • Local taxes.

What’s Not Included

  • Tips (optional).
  • Personel expenses.