7 Days in Chios
Chios is the fifth in size island of Greece. The island is mostly mountainous, while there are flat and fertile parts especially at the Southern part of the island. The total length of Chios's coastline is 213 km. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic resin that forms in teardrop shapes that comes from trees growing in the fertile Mastikochoria region of the island.
This is an itinerary for people who search for the extraordinary meeting the locals, cooking, tasting and exploring.
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival & Transfer from either Chios airport or the cruise port to your home for the week, about 15 minutes away. Tonight a welcome dinner intrudocing you to the capital cruise of Aegean.
Day 2 - Thermal Bath
Breakfast. After breakfast hiking activity: Egrigoros Agiasmata (4,2 km- Easy). Thermal Bath in Agiasmata. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Agiasmata after the epic spa (included). Return to Accommodation
Afternoon. Visit a local winery and enjoy a fancy wine tasting (Kefalas Winery-Volissos).
Tour around Volissos village: Volissos Castle, the School, Traditional Bakery, strolling around narrow alleys Dinner at a local tavern (included).
Day 3 - Some Cooking
Breakfast. Chios Cooking Lesson! Your Chios Cooking class will include five recipes. Lunch based on what have you prepared. Return to Accommodation. Afternoon Visit to Agio Galas cave and Panagia Agiogalousena church in Agio Galas village. Dinner at a local taverna (on your own). Return to Accommodation.
Day 4 - Mastic
Breakfast. Mastiha Experience: Visit Mastiha Museum and attending Mastiha cultivation experimental process (entry fee is not included in the price). Visit Purgi-Mesta Lunch at a local tavern (included). Return to accommodation. Afternoon visit Nea Moni - Anavatos Avgonyma
Dinner at a local tavern (included).
Day 5 - Free Day
Free day for individual activities (ask your host for suggestions). Lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 6 - Some Cooking
Breakfast. Free morning. Lunch on your own.
In the late afternoon (approximately 3:00 PM) meet with the chef for your dessert class. The three-hour class includes two or three specialties cooked and tasted with coffee. Farewell dinner (included).
Day 7 - Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport of Chios. Have a safe flight! Thank you!
Our accommodation is a "3-star" Boutique Hotel in the north-western part of Chios, the island of the picturesque medieval villages. It is located on the crown of a pine forest and has walking distance access to the secluded beach of Lefkathia, a small bay with thick black sand and emerald crystal clear waters! Facilities: Safe, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Balcony, Refrigerator, Sitting area, Free toiletries, Toilet, Microwave, Bathroom, Kitchen, Bathtub or shower, Sea view.
Make sure you dispose of the right shoes for trekking.