Chios Mills
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


Genoese Mansion in Kambos, ChiosOne of the most beautiful areas of the island is Kambos, a green valley 3 Km south of Chora covered with citrus orchards. Kambos ("Plain") is a flat land that stretches, along the east coast of the island of Chios, about 10 Km long and 2 Km wide. The low mountains that surround it from the west are the source of its underground waters; what makes Kambos an endless garden with flowers and citrus trees, very close to the capital of Chios. Kambos represents a unique, both residential and agricultural site, situated in a very critical area of Greece and Europe, in general.
I Entrance of the Argenti-Mansion, Kambos, Chiosn the 14th century, the Genoese selected this area to build their mansions, as did the local aristocrats in later years (the Rallis, Argenti, Petrokokinos, Kalvocoressi and other families), thus creating a new socio-economic level. High walls of Thymiana stone protected the mansions from dust, winds and the cold. In the past, the orchards were watered by huge water wheels turned by animals, while today the irrigation is done by modern means.
Elaborate cisterns decorated with marble reliefs and spouts, figure centrally in the courtyards. Shady paths, gardens of flowers, and creeping vines of jasmine create a unique atmosphere.
Homes of two and three stories rise imposingly over the tops of the trees, affording panoramic views and serving as a means of overseeing the estates. Interior and exterior stairs joined to the buildings, served functional purposes. Arched doors and windows, arcades with small marble pillars, balconies held up by small arches, huge entrance gates with coats-of-arms and various reliefs, pebbled courtyards and frescoed ceilings offer a uniqueness in the architectural style of the area, a result of the regional conditions. Unfortunately, the massacre of 1822 and the earthquake of 1881 destroyed significant structures.

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


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

Date: Τετάρτη, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2008
Chrisanthe, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comment:Kampos is the most beautiful region of Chios. Selecting a remodeled mansion to stay in while visiting will give you one of the most authentic experiences of being on the island. To answer the one persons request as to what their name means. Kamboura means hump in in english.
Date: Τετάρτη, 8 Μαρτίου 2006
Chrit Tonnaer, netherlands
Comment:Worth Vistin in Chios island it should be: Worth visiting in Chios island We visit Chios and Lesbos on 1st May this year. Looks good! greetings.
Date: Κυριακή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2006
Michael Kambouras 
Comment:Can anybody tell me what my last name means? The website says that Kambos means "plain". So what would Kambouras mean in English? thanks