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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
The Island of Chios
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece


Armolia is a medieval village but nowadays is almost re-built. A few remaining arches above the narrow roads in the Center, give you an idea of its original sight. There are still a few remains of old houses, but in compensation for the changes all the new houses have gardens full of flowers. It is located about 20Km SW of the city of Chios. The Armolousians have a long tradition in making and decorating ceramics such as: pitchers, vases, jars, bowls and cups so there is a marvelous collection of local ceramics, and you can still see the simple potter’s wheel turning.
Armolia, Chios
One of the most impressive iconostasis on the island, dated in 1744, can be found in the church of Panagia, adjacent to the village’s central church of Aghios Demetrios.  A visit to Vretou Monastery which stands high on a hill above the village is a reward for the walker. On a hill west to the village stands the Byzantine castle of Apolichnon. Here the Genoese had established the administrative mansion of the southern mastic villages (=mastichohoria), an remarkable medieval monument which is still preserved.

Armolia, Chios

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Armolia, Pyrgi, Vessa, Elata, Lithi, Olympi, Mesta


Prehistoric Times
Prehistoric Emporio
Ancient Times
Temple of Phanaios Apollo, Temple of Athena at Emporio
Early Christian Times
Phana, Temple of Athena Polias
Medieval Times
Holy Apostles, Virgin Sikelia, Fortress of Apolihni, Pyrgi, Mesta, Olympi, Vessa, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Churches of Mesta
Post Byzantine and Later Times

Monastery of Zoodochos Pygi, St George Monastery at Pyrgi

Chios Beaches

Komi, Mavra Volia, Vroulidia, Avlonia, Karida, Salagonas, Aghia Dynami, Potamoi, Kato Phana, Apothika, Limenas Meston, Didyma Beach, Merikounta, Aghia Irini, Lithi Beach, Trahilia, Elinda

Date: Κυριακή, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2011
aj.simonis, amersfoort/holland europe
Comment:it’s a nice place to drink something. there is a castle ruine on a hill, but ,on this site i cannot find information about it. a nice walk to do from armolia ,in about a hour going and back. trey it.
Date: Παρασκευή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2008
Debbie Giannoumis, biddeford maine
Comment:oh my god i love xios thats my village and didymes they are my favorite places im going there for the summer and i cant wait!!!!!