The Chios Mastic Gum Growers Association was founded in 1938. It is an obligatory cooperative, representing the 20 local cooperatives of the individual Mastiha Villages. It buys up all the mastiha harvested each year and is the exclusive distributor of Chios mastiha in Greece and abroad. Today the Association, which has about 4,850 members, is […]
The Kambos district of Chios, that place so full of scents and history, inspired the idea of creating a space to reveal and promote the story of the role citrus fruits have played here. Vangelis Xydas and Giorgos Plakotaris, both of whom were born and raised in Kambos, began their project in 2008, using a […]
The tears of the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus var. Chios), which for hundreds of years have made Chios renowned throughout the world, continue to give life to the island, in the form of new products, uses and applications. Chios mastiha (or mastic) is the natural resin that oozes from the trunk and branches of the tree, […]
The Argentikon Luxury Suites, a hotel that has received multiple awards in the Kambos district of Chios, is a fine example of a late medieval mansion. It has been designated a Historic Monument and Cultural Heritage reference point by the Greek Ministry of Culture. Its history began in 1346 with the arrival of the Genoese […]
Chios could almost be two islands, its south and north parts are so different in terms of geography and botany. Mountains and rocky soil prevail in the northern half, with pine woods, cypresses and plane trees tucked amongst them, as well as pasturelands where thyme, oregano and sage may also be found. Southern Chios is […]
The Mastihohoria or Mastiha Villages were already in existence during the Byzantine period but took the form that we see today when they were under the domination of the Genoese (1346-1566), who encouraged the systematic cultivation of mastiha. Despite the ravages of time and the disasters they have suffered over the centuries they continue to […]
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