Palataki Villas Holiday Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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on Wednesday we drove north from Mesta to Volissos, a working mountain village in northwest Chios. After a terrific lunch of locally raised salad and veggies, we drove around the northeast part of the island on narrow mountain roads with breathtaking views of forests, streams, and the sea. After a brief stop at an ancient temple of Cybele, popularly known as "Homer's seat" (he was thought to teach and recite here), we cruised into Chios Town and back to the Grecian Castle ...
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. ...
... d traitorously collaborated with the Persians.
Today we headed inland to the Mastic Villages (more on them later), with a stop in Cambos, a wealthy rural area just south of Chios Town. We hoped to see the former home of the Zygomalas, a Greek merchant family of Genoese origin. Mary's great-aunt Hilda North had married into the British branch of the family in the ...
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 ...