The Northern Aegean Islands

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  • 1. Kambos District


    In medieval times and later, wealthy Genoese and Greek merchants built ornate, earth-colored, three-story mansions on this fertile plain of...Read More

  • 2. Old Quarter


    An air of mystery pervades this old Muslim and Jewish neighborhood, full of decaying monuments, fountains, baths, and mosques, within the walls...Read More

  • 3. Bazaar District


    The capital is crowded with half the island's population, and the heart of Chios life is this sprawling district behind the port. Merchants...Read More

  • 4. Byzantine Museum


    The only intact mosque in this part of the Aegean, complete with a slender minaret, dates from the 19th century and houses the Byzantine Museum...Read More

  • 5. Chios Archaeological Museum


    Among classical pottery and sculpture is a letter, on stone, from Alexander the Great addressed to the Chiotes and dated 332 BC. Also on display...Read More

  • 6. Chios Maritime Museum


    Livanos, Karas, Chandris, Onassis: many of the world-famous shipping families were based or born on Chios. Exquisite ship models and portraits...Read More

  • 7. Citrus


    The Kambos district is famed as one of the most superlatively fertile orchard regions of Greece—orange and lemon groves set behind honey-hued...Read More

  • 8. Daskalopetra

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This rocky outcropping, where Homer is said to have taught his pupils, stands just above the port of Vrontados, 4 km (2½ miles) north of Chios...Read More

  • 9. Giustiniani Museum


    A 15th-century palace of the Genoese, who ruled Chios until the Turks drove them out in 1566, is one of the most venerable landmarks on the...Read More

  • 10. Karfas Beach


    This popular and often-crowded beach fronts a shallow bay, and its golden brown sands and warm waters make it a good spot for young families...Read More

  • 11. Philip Argenti Museum


    The second floor above the impressive Korais Library, Greece's third largest, houses artifacts celebrating life on Chios. Meticulously designed...Read More

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