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

Churches of Mesta

Carved arch

The church of the Older Taxiarchi, a vaulted one-aisled basilica, became two-aisled in 1794. The north aisle contains a cross-vaulted ceiling while in the old area there are blind arches with decorative phialostomia and the circular conch of the sanctuary. Important frescoes were discovered within the interior while its woodcarved iconostas with many scenes from the Old and New Testaments, is a work dating back to 1833, representing the high standard of local woodcarving.
Perhaps the oldest iconostas is that of St. Thaleleos in Aghio Galas (1711). Other important churches of Mesta are St. Paraskevi, St. Vlasios (1739), St. John, and the Great Taxiarchi.

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Armolia, Pyrgi, Vessa, Elata, Lithi, Olympi, Mesta


Prehistoric Times
Prehistoric Emporio
Ancient Times
Temple of Phanaios Apollo, Temple of Athena at Emporio
Early Christian Times
Phana, Temple of Athena Polias
Medieval Times
Holy Apostles, Virgin Sikelia, Fortress of Apolihni, Pyrgi, Mesta, Olympi, Vessa, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Churches of Mesta
Post Byzantine and Later Times

Monastery of Zoodochos Pygi, St George Monastery at Pyrgi

Chios Beaches

Komi, Mavra Volia, Vroulidia, Avlonia, Karida, Salagonas, Aghia Dynami, Potamoi, Kato Phana, Apothika, Limenas Meston, Didyma Beach, Merikounta, Aghia Irini, Lithi Beach, Trahilia, Elinda