Chios is a large and verdant island which is part of the North-Eastern Aegean Islands. It is lying at a short distance by ferry from Turkey and between Lesvos and Ikaria. It is a very attractive island because of its lush vegetation, fine beaches and unique medieval villages which are kept in very good condition. The island offers a lively nightlife, a great natural beauty and numerous sights. The people on Chios live off tourism to a certain extent, but it is not their major source of income. One of the island's most important resources is mastic, and others live off fishing, farming or working on ships. In the island there are many beautiful , clean, sandy and pebbly beaches. Moreover, there are many good places to visit, villages with historic monasteries, castles and, many other opportunities. Those who like sports can go sailing or climbing
DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens. Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by lyxurius car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour . Athens by night. thYour evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens. Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
Day 3: Athens to Chios
In the morning, private transfer with assistance to the airport to take your flight to the island of Chios, the reputed birthplace of Homer and a land of deep green valleys, Byzantine mosaics, and the spectacular villages known as the Mastichochoria. These mastic villages, hidden amongst the mastic trees, can be found nowhere else in the world. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel. Shortly after your arrival, your 4-day rental car will be delivered to your hotel. Overnight in Chios.
Day 4: Chios excursion
In the morning, sightseeing with a licensed guide. Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Modern Greek Sculpture with works by the renowned sculpture Halepas, explore the island. visit Nea Moni, one of the four most important Byzantine monasteries of Greece, with its remarkable frescoes and mosaics, and the medieval villages of Avgonima and Anavatos; Overnight in Chios.
Day 5: Chios excursion to Mastichohoria
Free day to explore the island. Option: visit the Mastichohoria (Mastic Villages) where most of the mastic producers live and work. Mastic, used in chewing gum and a variety of other products including pharmaceuticals, is the main crop of the island. The Mastichohoria are wonderfully medieval in character and each has its own special site of interest: the pottery of Armolia, the unique decorative housing façades in Pirgi, and the lovely black pebble beach of Emborios. Overnight in Chios
Day 6: Chios excursion to Turkey Cesme and Ismir ( optional )
One day trip to the town of Izmir and Cesme in Turkey .Opportunity to visit another continent actually. At 08.30 in the morning we depart by ferry from Chios to Cesme Turkey and then by bus to the town of Izmir .With the bus you will have a tour at Izmir ,seeing some of the most important places of the town .Free time at the bazaar before we meet again for our trip back to Cesme .From there at 18.00 hrs by ferry back to Chios . Possibility for excursion also to Cesme.
Day 7 Chios - Athens
Breakfast at the Hotel. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens .
Day 8 Athens
Breakfast at the Hotel . Pick up by our private taxi service and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%