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The island of Homer and mastic gum, Chios is full of pine forests, vast mastic tree plantations and fast running waters. It features unique landscapes, sandy beaches and ones of colourful pebbles, medieval villages in its central part, and picturesque fishing villages on the coast. These dramatic morphological differences between its central, northern and southern parts, offer the visitor richly contrasting images. The locals will offer you their warm hospitality and invite you to dance at their celebrations.
Chios’ cuisine will offer you moments of pleasure with the mastic aroma indelibly etched in your memory! The wholesale slaughter of the island’s inhabitants in 1822 by the Ottomans shook Europe and inspired French painter Eugene Delacroix for his 1824 masterpiece “The Massacre of Chios”, exhibited in the Louvre.