ICSIMAT COMMUNITY VISITS FOR 2019! AS MANY AS POSSIBLE AS USUAL!!!!
Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean
Sea, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolian coast. The island is
separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. Chios is notable for its
exports of mastic gum and its nickname is the Mastic Island. Tourist
attractions include its medieval villages and the 11th-century monastery
of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Situated in the northeast Aegean, poised between Anatolia and the West,
this was the birthplace of the poets Sappho and Alcaeus, the naïf
painter Theophilos and the novelist Myrivilis. Greece’s third-largest
island possesses a rare natural beauty, architectural marvels, a
petrified forest, mediaeval fortress towns and a Mediterranean climate.
Olive trees carpet much of its land mass, which is indented by two deep,
almost closed, fish-filled bays.
Other attractions include bustling traditional villages, beaches that
stretch for miles, ouzo distilleries to visit and exquisite delicacies
to accompany your drink. These are just some of the treats awaiting you
on this fascinating island that Nobel laureate Odysseas Elytis compared
to a “plane-tree leaf that someone threw into the sea”