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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece

Marble Fountains

Vounaki fountainMelek Pasha fountain
The Turks’ love of water and its benefits is evident in the various fountains built along the road to Kambos as well as the monument-fountain at Vounaki Square, and that at Martyron Street. The Vounaki Fountain is strongly reminiscent of the monument to Lysistrati, in miniature, while Melek Pasha’s is an example of Turkish baroque. This marble fountain is square with a wooden roof and double-carved arches adorned with plant motifs. It was donated by the Vezir Melik Pasha in 1768, according to the laudatory inscriptions on its side. The inscription on the west side confesses his Chian heritage and verifies the fact that he donated this fountain for the public welfare of his special country. The north side notes his knowledge and admiration of Greek history and his belief that Alexander the Great would be resurrected when he drank water from this fountain. Another inscription on the eastern side reveals his fondness for the Chians for whom he found the water and donated it.

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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: Σάββατο, 8 Αυγούστου 2009
Roy Zhang, quyang baoding China
Comment:Dear Sir or Madam First, please allow me to introduce myself on behalf of Quyang Anxin Stone Carving Co., Ltd. My names Roy Zhang, who is a salesman in foreign trade department. Sometimes, they treat me as an interpreter, when they do business with foreigners face to face. Frankly speaking, I just graduated from a university. Ive been in this manufacturer for three and a half months. Up to now, I succeed in one bill, though it’ just a domestic one. However, my major is Application English. I think I have a better opportunity to enlarge our business scope. In the past two decades, our manufacturer had to do business with inland and overseas trade companies. Right now, there comes the dark depression, we feel its way too hard to get support from trade companies, some of which were even collapsed. Thus, at this moment, I am eager to stand out and find a way that could get us rescued. Up to now, thanks for your valuable time to read this letter. I appreciate it. In China, Quyang county is famous as Hometown of Stone Carvings" which could date back to Han dynasty (221 B.C.) ,where is abundant in marble resources. Many skillful workers can even carve the stone perfectly with the help of a picture. In the past decades, in order to get our products exported, weve done so many western style carvings ,for example : fountains, fireplaces, statuary, gazebos, memorials architectural, kitchen & bath, home & garden. In terms of our outstanding carving abilities, some foreigners chose our products in their showcases as their main products .Believe it or not, an Ukrainian who visited our factory last month took photos and ordered some of our products on display .When he came back and showed the pictures to Italian who can not believe their own eyes that the products were made by hands. By the way, we can do the cast bronze, cast brass and cast iron products by ourselves. As a manufacturer, we realized the shadow of economic depression, either .But, we have enough confidence to conquer, to success, to get everybody all rescued hand in hand, step by step. This is my dream. As a famous president said: "This is our chance to answer that call .This is our moment ". All in all, thank you, God bless you .And may god bless you the world economies. Yeah, thats right .I have to admit my aim to promote the products. I hope you could take a little time off and browse our website. If you have an inquiry, please let me know as soon as possible. I will give you a good answer on time.