Greek Islands: Chios-Town

Greek Islands: Chios-Town, Chios, Greece (B)

One day I will look at my trip to Chios as a shining example of my own special Greek island neurosis. For me to get off a ferry and not like an island at first is not abnormal. Its fairly typical actually. When I first went to Sifnos all the streets were torn up to make a trench for the sewage pipes with a pile of dirt that stretched the length of the harbor going past restaurants, cafes and shops which had boards as bridges to the tables where customers sat choking on the dust. My first impression was 'what kind of f**ked-up island is this? Yet it became one of my favorites. My first trip to Lesvos had me drinking ouzo morning til night just to survive and yet now it too is one of my favorite islands which I return to every year for anywhere from ten days to a month and usually have to force myself to leave. But after that first miserable night in Chios I was wondering how I was going to last four more and was there any way of going back to Athens without getting back on the ferry Theophilos. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Greek Islands: Chios-Town
Guide Location: Greece » Chios
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Matt Barrett
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Chandris
  • Guistiani Museum
  • Byzantine Museum
  • Mastic Spa
  • Tsivaeri Ouzeri
  • Neorion Street
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Souri Street