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CHIOS, THE FRAGRANT ISLAND OF NORTH AEGEAN
CHIOS, THE ISLAND OF MASTIHA (GUM MASTIC) AND HOMER
CHIOS, THE ISLAND WITH THE LONG HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURE

It lies near the Asia Minor coast. Together with Oinousses and Psara, they form the Regional Unit of Chios (Chios Prefecture).

It is known for its characteristic mediterranean climate, with mild winters and cool summers.

The famous Chios natural mastiha (gum mastic) is a unique product, found only in Chios. It is known for its multiple uses in medicine, cosmetics, cooking etc. and its distinct aroma. Also, the tangerines, oranges and other citrus fruits, figs, fruit preserves, wine, souma, ouzo, olive oil, aromatic herbs, jasmine make Chios the fragrant island of Greece.

 

Learn more about Chios on the on line tourist guide Chios.gr

 

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