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St. Isidore’s Basilica
 

Two early Christian basilicas have been discovered in Chora (Chios Town). One, near the church of Holy Apostles. the remains of the basilica are, unfortunately, no longer visible.
The second one is known as the Basilica of St. Isidore in the area of Letsena, north of the town where a late roman cemetery has also been brought to light.
According to excavations by the  Third Commission of Byzantine Antiquities five successive architectural phases were corroborated.

 
In the first phase, probably at the 5th Century AD, the basilica was built on the ruins of an older roman building and a lot of architectural elements belong to the roman building.
A three -aisled basilica is preserved from the second phase.
In phase C, a new three-aisled church of larger dimensions, is designed. The phase C could belong to the period of Constantine IV Pogonatos (668 - 685) as tradition indicates. However to this date there is no archaeological evidence to support this.
In phase D the church became cross-shaped with a dome and circular apse inside externally and internally. Regarding the chronology of the forth phase, the Allatius Codex refers to the earthquake of 1389 as terminus ante quem.
Phase E: a minaret was added to the center of the northern wall.

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Villages

Chios Town, Kambos, Vrondados, Anavatos, Avgonyma, Karyes, Thymiana, Neohori, Vassileoniko, Vavili, Halkios, Ververato, Dafnonas, Aghios Georgios Sikousis, Zifias

Sightseeing

Ancient Times
Ancient Chios Town, Daskalopetra, Drakodospilos, Rimokastro
Early Christian Times
St. Isidore’s Basilica
Medieval Times
Nea Moni, Virgin Krena, Aghios Georgios of Chios Fortress, Aghios Georgios Sikousis, Kournas Monastery, Giustiniani Palace, Fortress of Chios, Anavatos, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Monastery of Saints Anargyri, Monastery of Aghios Menas
Post Byzantine and Later Times
Kambos, Marble Fountains, Mosque -Tzami, Later Buildings, Saints Constantine and Helen Nunnery, Panaghia Voethia Nunnery (The Virgin of Assistance), Aghios Georgios Reston, Aghios Stefanos Monastery, The Cloister of Aghios Markos, Myrsinidi Monastery, The Cloister of Aghion Pateron (The Holy Fathers), Mills, Aghia Skepi Isihastirio (The Retreat of Saintly Protection)

Chios Beaches

Bella Vista, Kontari, Karfas, Megas Limnionas, Aghia Fotia, Daskalopetra, Tagma, Afanis Beach, Lo Beach