Spent two gorgeous weeks in this quiet place in the unspoiled, typical Greek village of Volissos. Ioannis, our host, provided us with everything needed (and so many small gifts like fruits & wine as a welcome). The house itself is well equipped and in perfect, clean condition with stunning views from the kitchen-veranda & especially from th upper terrace. Wonderful sky and stars at night,- so relaxing with a glass of ouzo - "Tetteris No5", of course - after having cruised on the beautiful island with it's wonderful beaches and villages. Very few tourists, but so many impressing places to see:
We recommend a walk through the "Kambos" with the "citrus"-museum, visiting the quiet Chios-"Castro", Nea Moni of course, Avgonyma and Anavatos, the mastix-area of course, Kardamila, the many, many unspoiled beaches such as Trachili and Didima, apart from more touristic places like Vroulidhia in the south or Mavra Volia, although both of them absolutely scenic and a must!
Great meals after a five minutes walk from the house down the hill at "Giaouzaki's", fresh food (try octopus "xydato",- excellent!), very kind people and great, local open wine at a ridiculous price ... (including free wifi-access for your daily "whatsapp"-report ... to your family;-))
Having been traveling to Greece for more than 35 yrs now, we felt Chios being one of the least known islands, friendly people with great hospitality everywhere (if you take you some time and are open to communicate ...)
Once again thank you to Ioannis for an unforgettable stay and all his support & hospitality!
Doris & Michael Trips
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