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Dafnonas

 
Dafnonas, ChiosThis beautiful and picturesque village is located on the slopes of mount "Kakia Skala". So it overlooks all the Kampochora, the Kambos, the sea and the coast of Ionia (Asia Minor) across the Aegean. The village was named after dafnes (=laurels) and it’s 9.5 kilometers away from the city of Chios. The tradition mentions that the village comes from an old settlement at Petrana, at Kanavoutsata, or at Lavrina. It was transferred to its present location, according to the tradition, at the end of the 10th and the beginning of the 11th century. The patron Saint of the village is Aghios Panteleimon, the church of whom is at the entrance of the village with a wonderful stone belltower, built in 1990.
 
Dafnonas, ChiosIn the village there is St. George’s church, an ancient and parish temple which has been renovated recently. Around the village there are the places Kanavoutsato, Stratigato, Vestarchato, where there was plenty of Medieval ruins. Those names show the marks the Genoese leadership left in the area, like the ruined castle in the center of the village, the tower in Lavrina, etc.

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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