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

Later Buildings

Neoclassic building

By the end of the of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, neo-classic buildings started to be built in Chora. Some of them were public structures, such as the National Bank, the Boy’s High School, the Koraes Library, while other were mansions of wealthy Chian citizens. Houses imitating the style of the neighboring Izmir were also built.
The houses of urban families are two-stored with gardens, ceilings with paintings, elaborate iron railings on their balconies and in several cases, pebbled-mosaic courtyards. Some of them are in the harbor, or at the following streets: Aplotaria, Koudouriotis, Venizelou- Livanou and Egremou street.

Neoclassic highschool

The Boys’ High School, built in 1884 and extended in 1929, comprises the last building structure of the famous School of Chios which was one of the famous cultural centers of Hellenism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The school maintained a library of 12.000 volumes and a printing press which the Turks destroyed in 1822.

National Bank of Greece

The building of the National Bank of Greece is a typical sample of late neoclassical architecture. It is a stone-made, three-storied building with an elevated basement and expanded third floor. The interior of the building is also interesting, since it is specially modeled to house the National Bank of Greece in the ground-floor and the residence of its Director on the first floor. The building and the surrounding area has been identified by a 1986 ministerial decree as a work of art. The building was constructed in 1926. Due to the increasing needs of the Bank, there have been various interventions from time to time in the interior. The last approval for works was given in 1994 to the architect G. Papazoglou who has also conducted the study.

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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