Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chios island, Greece

Snapshots by
Yiolanda Antoniou
writes from Chios, Greece

Chios (Hios) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea. The island is noted for its strong merchant shipping community, its unique mastic gum and its medieval villages. The eleventh century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the island.

The rich Chios history, the various monuments and the crystal-clear beaches are just few of the things that makes Chios a unique place among other islands.

Today Chios (Chora, as it is known locally) is the capital of the prefecture and has approximately 25.000 inhabitants.

Demetra and Yiolanda.

Demetra, Michalis and Yiolanda.

Efi, Demetra and Yiolanda.

The unique beauty of Chios island.

Giorgos, Sotiris, Nicos, Stella, Demetra, Yiolanda, Demetris and Michalis.

A place where you feel more like a guest and have the opportunity to discover many values and traditions.

Michalis, Demetra, Mara, Sotiris, Stella and Yiolanda.

Χίος η μυρωδιά του Αιγαίου
Γράφει από τη Χίο η
Γιολάντα Αντωνίου
Νησί του Αιγαίου η Χίος είναι ταυτισμένη με τα αρώματα. Στο μυαλό έρχονται αμέσως η μαστίχα, γλυκό μανταρίνι από τον Κάμπο και ανθισμένες νεραντζιές. Το νησί της Χίου κατοικήθηκε από τα βάθη των αιώνων και οι παλαιότερες ενδείξεις προέρχονται από την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού. Σημαντικό ρόλο αρχίζει να διαδραματίζει στην Ιστορία της Χίου η εγκατάσταση των Ιόνων γύρω στο 1100 π.Χ.

Μιχάλης, Δήμητρα, Δημήτρης και Γιολάντα.

Το νησί της μαστίχας και του Ομήρου απέκτησε στην πορεία της μέσα στους αιώνες υπέροχα μνημεία που μαρτυρούν τη μακραίωνη ιστορία της και τη συμβολή της στον πολιτισμό, τη ναυτιλία και το εμπόριο, από την αρχαιότητα μέχρι σήμερα.

Δημήτρης, Δήμητρα, Μιχάλης και Γιολάντα.

Η πλούσια ιστορία, το πλήθος των μνημείων και οι κρυστάλλινες παραλίες είναι μόνο μερικοί από τους λόγους που κάνουν τη Χίο μοναδική και ξεχωριστή ανάμεσα στα άλλα νησιά.

Ο Γιώργος και η Γιολάντα.

Γραφικά χωριά της και τις όμορφες, ηλιόλουστες παραλίες κατά μήκος του νησιού.

Σιδέρης, Μιχάλης, Ανδρέας, Δήμητρα και Γιολάντα.

Η Χίος της αγάπης και του ονείρου.

Η Γιολάντα και ο Νίκος.

Σιδέρης, Δημήτρης, Γιώργος, Παντελής, Νίκος και Ανδρέας.

Την άνοιξη, εδώ οι βόλτες είναι πραγματικά ατελείωτες!

Η Γιολάντα με τη φίλη της Δήμητρα.

Στέλλα, Γιολάντα, Σιδέρης, Παντελής, Δημήτρης, Νίκος, Δήμητρα, Γιώργος, Ανδρέας, Σωτήρης, Νάνσυ, Μιχάλης και Γιάννης.


Janie said...

The circular stone buildings are fascinating. They look like windmills. Beautiful beach! You've given us another great tour.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Janie. Thank you Janie for your kind comment. Please note that gorgeous Yiolanda is our niece from Cyprus and currently is studying Business at the University of Chios!

Bhushavali said...

Hi Yiolanda,
U seem to have had a great time... Great shots...
Loving the beach shots completely.. :)
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Sissi Soko said...

Whats wonder: my friend have a cottage on Xios too!

Lily said...

Had no idea how close the island was to Turkey... interesting to see!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

These girls look like models and the backdrop is gorgeous!!! I so live in the wrong spot!!! I want to move south!!!!

Zuzana said...

Gorgeous looking young people and a great setting:;))

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Mitr -Friend. Thank you so much. It looks you love the beaches!

@ Σήσση... το καλητεχνικό μου. Let us have some pictures from the cottage in Xios!

@ Sarah Sofia Ganborg. Very close unfortunately...

@ The Antiques Diva™. The girls are like models indeed. And our niece Yiolanda the top model!! Berlin it's a nice place to live and have summer holidays in the south! Have in mind Toma that I'll be in Berlin next November. Hope we can meet for a coffee.

@ Protege. Thank you for your generous comment.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Beautiful pictures and soooo much fun!

Have a lovely day, cheers: Evi

Anestis Ketsetzidis said...

Απ ότι βλέπω περάσατε υπέροχα!
Και του χρόνου.
Καλό σας βράδυ.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Miss Eve. Thank you Evi for your kind comment. Have a great day.

@ Ανεστης Θ. Κετσετζιδης. Να 'σαι καλά Ανέστη. Ευχαριστούμε.

Gutsy Living said...

I wasn't sure if you were promoting the young gorgeous Greek youth or the islands. Thanks for sharing both.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

GutsyWriter. To be honest both!! Thank you and kind regards.

magiceye said...

chios or chora indeed seems a fun place!

EJ said...

Whoooooohoooo thanks for taking me to Greece.

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sailor said...

Great Place man...

Lydia said...

Tell me, are those windmills or do they just look like windmills?!

All the photos are wonderful and of great interest to me. But what I am most impressed with is the beauty of each and every young person in these photos. Truly exquisitely beautiful and handsome people one and all! And you look like you all appreciate one another for the good inside also. I wish you all a wonderful and peaceful future.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ magiceye. Most of the Greek islands are well known for their natural beauty and history!

@ Joops. I thank you Joops!

@ sailor. Great place indeed, especially for sailors...

@ Lydia. Once upon a time were windmills. They were reconstructed and are 'monuments' in fact. Thank you so much for your kind comments and wishes Lydia. You are an extraordinary personality and I appreciate a lot your thoughts! Kind regards, Philip.

Laura in Paris said...

A dear freind from Argentina stopped by in Paris on her way back to Buenos Aires .. and she was coming from Cyprus .. all magic tales about the beaches, the people, the food .. I have to go - to Cyprus and to this beautiful Greek island you tell us about today!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Laura. This is a good idea to visit Cyprus or any other Greek island. You are most welcome.

Anonymous said...

nice job yiol!

michalis el loco

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Anonymous. Thank you Michali. Efharisto poli.