If you're one of my regular readers, you know that I just went to Chios, Greece, for a week of vacation. Check this column if you need to refresh your memory.
Here are some small photographs taken during this trip.
Let's start with a view of the harbour of Chios shot from my balcony in the Chandris Hotel.
Before getting further,you certainly need a map of the island. You can choose between this one and this other one. But for better maps, consult your regular dictionary.
Now that you're ready, let's move to the mountains in the North, near Kambia.
And what about beaches? Let's go first to the South, near Emporios, at Mayra Volia.
Far from the beaches, people still need donkeys to carry things. And they're friendlier that you might think.
Chios also has some very specific architectural designs, like the houses decorated with "sgraffitte," commonly seen in the city of Pyrgi.
Let's go now to another beach, in the West this time, at Agia Markela. Not very busy, isn't?
But in the North, near Agiasmata, this was another -- windy -- story.
Back in the West, there is a charming port in Limnia, with some nice boats.
I'm sure you also would like to visit some of the medieval cities of Chios. Here is a picture of Mesta. You'll see how people get protected -- from the sun or from invasions.
I really enjoy greek boats and their colors, so here is a small fishing boat in Kataraktis, on the southwest coast of the island.
This is a hidden beach in the southernmost part of the island, in Vroulidia -- very well hidden in fact.
Back in the city of Chios, the municipal park hosts lots of statues, including this one.
And of course, when you visit a Greek island, you need to sit down in a "kafeneion." Here is one of the largest on Chios, near the municipal park.
And if you want more information about Chios, you can visit this site or this one.
Source: Roland Piquepaille, September 25, 2003
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