Chios Haus Fay
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... Today we toured the town, including its small Byzantine Museum and the Genoese Kastro (fort), with its thick walls, narrow streets, and lovingly restored hammam. On the way to get the car, Dan walked through a camp of about a thousand refugees from Syria and Afghanistan and donated to an American charity that's helping the UNHCR to house and feed them. Then we drove around the beautiful citrus growing area of Kambos, south of town.
Off to Lindos (via Athens) tomorrow.
On Tuesday we visited the 11th century Byzantine monastery at Nea Moni; its mosaics, though damaged by Turkish attacks and fire in 1822 and a major earthquake in 1881, are the most vivid and beautiful we've ever seen. We then drove to two lovely high-mountain villages - Anavatos and Avgonyma - ...
Yesterday we drove to Mesta, in southwestern Chios, our base for exploring the mastihohoria or mastic villages. These walled, fortified towns were the center of the mastic trade, which flourished on Chios from the 16th century to the end of Turkish rule. (Mastic was used to make chewing gum, flavorings, medicine, and fixatives.) Mesta is dark but beautiful. Pyrgi, which we visited today, is a work of art - full of black and white houses decorated in the Genoese sgraffito style. ...
The house was closed off from the road by a spooky, imposing gate, but just as we arrived, a young woman emerged on a motor scooter. When we inquired, she parked the scooter and let us in. She lives there in decaying splendor with her father, a descendant of the Zygomalas on his mother's side. They both graciously showed us around and shared their family history. ...
Sunny, very warm.
Arrived at the island of Chios 8.00am later than planned due to a fairly rough voyage, but I don't believe it had any ill effects on passengers, not in our group
I awoke with quite a sore throat and thought it would be wise to rest on board than go on a 4 ...