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... 14th - 15th century), retain their original historical fortress character. This is also the main part of Chios famous for production of Mastic.
Thu 2nd: Highlight today was going inland to Anavatos, a deserted medieval village on top of a ...
... and then Matt and me both went for a lunch in the sit down restaurant. It was a lot nicer then the buffet, where all these rude Europeans push you and cut you out of line. After lunch I laid back down, and then went outside late afternoon for some fresh air. Even though it was super winding and cool the fresh air really seemed to help. We went to dinner and now off to bed since there is another time change and we get into Izmir, Turkey at 7am. Sweet ...
... Greek island to Turkey so this part of Greece was prone to invasion and the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire ran the place for about 400 years. Fortunately for the people of Chios the Sultans loved to eat the sap of the mastic tree which only grows in that area so they were a bit more benevolent that usual when dealing with the Greeks who knew how to grow the trees and extract the sap from them. Mastic is still produced and used for chewing gum and also for ...
... home management issues. The wifi here is excellent. Highlights are the incredible village of Pirgi in the south and the harbour at Lagada in the north of the island. The north has lots of harsh bare-rock cliffs/mountains and is therefore rather less populated. In earlier days the villages in the south were fortified against raiders and Pirgi still retains a lot of its mediaeval architecture/street layout. Many of the houses are decorated with the same unusually striking style ...
... on about steam-boxes, connecting-rods and bogey-wheels for an hour on Friday morning before we set off for Cesme. The area around Cesme is not at all what we're expecting and, after an inspection of the various options on offer, we decide that it's time to say goodbye to Asia. We book a cheapy-cheapy room right on the old port square (now quite touristy and no longer where the boats moor) and buy ...
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