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This was easily our favourite Mastic Village.

In our experience it is unique in terms of the decorative black and white pattern work which adorns... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
valnowell
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Mesmerising, magical and completely Insta Worthy for photos

We loved Pyrgi so much we visited it twice during our stay on Chios. It is located 25km south of... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Belgo96
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

In our experience it is unique in terms of the decorative black and white pattern work which adorns so many of its buildings. This makes a walk through its narrow medieval streets and alleyways an experience like no other. The main square is a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valnowell
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We loved Pyrgi so much we visited it twice during our stay on Chios. It is located 25km south of Chios town. It is one of the three Mastic Villages of Chios which are really must sees if you want to see the real character...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

A lovely little town with its unique wall designs. A must see in Chios! Lots of places to eat, churches you can explore and not far from some really awesome beaches.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthea C
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This unique village is one of the best places to visit while in Chios. The exterior walls of most of the houses in this village are etched in geometrical patterns that are uniquely impressive. The people are very welcoming and friendly and there are many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

it is almost a cosy village. it seems that there is a universe for locals whou sit at the small cafes having their mezes with ouzo and a parallel universe comprising of tourists of a number hard to underestimate. I had to chance to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We loved this town. As we were walking up one of the streets, an elderly woman sitting on her door stoop reached out to shake our hands and welcome us. The buildings were so charming and the narrow walkways so fun to explore. Picturesque from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Very different village that I have never seen. Cute historical village. U Can take many pictures. You need just one hour to visit here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gonca S
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Cute town, pretty vistas, loved the sun dried tomatoes hanging throughout the town. The walls were interesting also. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teeteegolfs
Reviewed August 20, 2018

small lovely village with interesting decorated houses. greek people are like turkish people, both nationalty people tile talking :) this time we visited village afternoon around 20:00. people were spending time in center of village, it was very dynamic and energytic atmoshpere

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ozge501
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The place is an architectural and design marvel! Needs more exploring, for sure! Beautiful designs on all of walls of the homes and other buildings create a very nice contrast with the bunches of sun drying tomatoes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eleni H
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Sarah_Bonner2011
London
Volissos vs SE of the island (6 Replies)
Hello Chios lovers, My boyfriend and I are going to Chios in mid-September for 5 nights following a week in Lesvos. We are in need of relaxation, beaches, good food and quiet time! I have looked at the Managros apartments in Volissos and they look lovely and it seems like a nice area. Will the sea be really cold though?! I also really like the look of Pyrgi, the sandy beaches of Komi/Karfas and Mavra Volia. Would Megas Limnionas be a better base? Please can you advise as to what you...More
August 12, 2009|
Response fromdianabiz|
Yes perhaps Megas Limionas, Karfas or even Ag. Fotinis [very large pebbly but shallowish beach for Chios, good bus connection, small seaside resort with a few taverns} may be a better solution, considering I think it will be rather quiet towards Volissos. Lefkathia beach has a good beach bar, but I don't know re-mid September / the western beaches are deeper than the eastern, but most are sandy, or coarse sand mix with small pebbles, they appear very attractive but are indeed VERY cold. So...More
SNOOPYBOO
LONDON
Pyrgi this summer (3 Replies)
I am staying in Pyrgi, near Ipsos. I thought i had posted a general enquiry.
July 01, 2006|
Response fromLita B|
There is an Ipsos in Corfu (I stayed there a number of years back!) and Pirgi is in Chios which may be why you haven't gotten any responses! Try posting again in Corfu forum, if, in fact, it is Ipsos you are researching (I dodn't think there is an 'Ipsos' in Chios!)....Enjoy!
Greecelover009
Lancashire
Roads on the east and south east side of the island (4 Replies)
We are going back to Skala Kallonis 7th July for 2 weeks - hiring a car again for 1 week - covered the north west and south west last year - this year we want to try the east and south east side of the island - Neapoli, Agios Georgious, Panagiouda, Paralia & Pyrgi Thermis. I am not a good traveller - windy roads, steep drops etc even though my hubby is a good driver. What are the road like in those areas? Are we better off heading to Mytilene first then going up the coast that way? Hope I...More
June 22, 2012|
Response from🇬🇷tsipouro|
The roads on that side of the island are fine. In fact less winding & hilly that the west over towards Petra from Kalloni. We always travel to Molyvos from the airport up that coast as it is less busy (apart from goats in the road!) & the scenery is wonderful - especially looking out across the coast to Turkey. Not really hilly until you get past Mandamados Don't be tempted to take the road from Ag Paraskevi to Pigi unless you have a 4WD & a good stomach!! The road from Ag Paraskevi to...More