This Chios shore trip
visits the Nea Moni Monastery which is the most important of the 7 monasteries on the island. Then you visit the island's famous ghost town which was the location of a mass massacre in 1822.
After meeting your guide you drive through sheep fields to the Nea Moni Monastery. This 11th century structure is the most important of the island's seven monasteries. Although it was badly damaged during the earthquake of 1881 it has been gracefully restored and houses extraordinary mosaics and frescoes.
A short distance away is the village of Aygonima. You will have some free time for refreshments in the village square where the medieval buildings can be admired.
Next you continue through picturesque green mountains to the village of Anavatos. The village is a fine example of medieval architecture and has very few inhabitants, giving it the feeling of being a ghost town. The bulk of the town's population was massacred in 1822 by the Turks. It was here that the women and children of the village threw themselves off a cliff rather than be captured by their invaders.
The town's historic castle dominates the whole area. The town's tower like houses are well preserved, as is its renovated church. You can also see the the ruins of an ancient acropolis, the city walls and a reservoir.Mobility
: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
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