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


Oinousses, ChiosA small group of islands, known from ancient times for their famous wines. Genoans called them Spermandores, during the Middle Ages. Later in the middle of 17th cent., it was colonized by shepherds from the Chian village of Kardamyla, being full of goats and it was called Aegnousa. Since the middle of 19th cent., the inhabitants, working in the sea, became ship-owners and today they own more than 500 ships, various members of the Livanos, Lemos and Pateras clans (with every street or square named for the last-named family) were born here. Therefore Oinousses are considered the richest island all over the world.
Oinousses, ChiosTwo church-tipped islets, each privately owned, guard the unusually well-protected harbor; the town of Oinousses is surprisingly large, draped over hillsides enclosing a ravine. The houses displaying a mix of local and modest Neoclassical style.
The rest of this tranquil island, at least the southern slope, is surprisingly green and well tended; there are no springs, so water comes from a mix of fresh and brackish wells, as well as a reservoir. The sea is extreme]y clean and calm on the sheltered southerly shore; among its beaches, choose from Zepaga, Bilali, or Kastro, respectively five, twenty and thirty minutes’ walk west of the port.
Oinousses, ChiosMore secluded Farkeru lies 25 minutes east: first along a cement drive ending at a seaside chapel, then by path past pine groves and over a ridge.
At the end of the westerly road, beyond Kastro, stands the Isihastirio Evangelismou (Annunciation Retreat) that was founded in 1962 by the ship owning family of Panaghou and Katingo Pateras. The monastery, built in Byzantine-style architecture, contains frescoes by the famous hagiographer Fotis Kontoglou.

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Monastery Of Evaggelismos

Date: Τρίτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2011
Elias Costis Lignos, Mineola N.Y. USAa
Comment:born in Egnoussa in 1932,came to NYC in 1935 Lwr east side.moved to Bklyn NY @11 yrs old. married a Cypriot. have 3 children,8 grandchildren. meeting my daughter in July to return to my roots 1 more time.staying in egnoussa for 2 weeks.returning to my home @ 58 weybridge rd Mineola NY 11501.
Date: Δευτέρα, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2009
Maria PLatounaris, United States
Comment:I am planning to visit this area of Chios wher my father Nikkos Platounaris was born to Maria and George Platounaris. I want to meet my relatives. My father passed away three years ago.
Date: Δευτέρα, 1 Ιουνίου 2009
Cynthia St-Pierre, Canada
Comment:Hi I read your comments. I search people who worked on Lemos and Pateras boat between 1963-1965. If it’s on Carnation it’s better. Write me please. Thanks
Date: Παρασκευή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2008
george kaloudis, oinousses
Comment:oinusses for many people is heaven itself....for me is my home..with so many lovely people and beautiful beaches is unsuprisingly one of the most attractive island of the hole world!
Date: Παρασκευή, 27 Ιουλίου 2007
David Ramsey, London England
Comment:Greetings. I worked for Lemos & Pateras in Billiter Buildings during 1953/54. Mr Michael Lemos was senior partner. Please accept my warmest greetings. David.
Date: Πέμπτη, 17 Μαΐου 2007
Sue Avery, UK
Comment:Is Peter Lemos of Lemos & Pateras still alive ? And is Andonis Lemos his son or grandson ? Thanks
Date: Κυριακή, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2006
Lesley Woolf, UK
Comment:Anne, I took worked for lemos and pateras I worked for your father Jim Webb, a tall slender man what a small world!
Date: Δευτέρα, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2006
Anne Webb, UK
Comment:Good evening! My Father (James Webb) worked for Lemos & Pateras (London Minories/Barbican) for 45 years - I wonder if this is the same family? Thank you!