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Vassileoniko

 
Church of Aghios Georgios, ChiosThe village of Vassileoniko is located 6 kilometers Southwest of the city of Chios, and very close to the area of Kambos. The name Vassileoniko or Vassileonikos is compound by the words Vassileon and Oikos (Vassileon = of the Kings and -(o)ikos = home) and according to tradition it was named so because the residence of an ancient king was built in the village. It is also mentioned on Attalos sign which was found in Asia Minor. In 1881, a destructive earthquake leveled the whole village, which according to "The History of Chios" written by G. Zolotas, was composed by a few houses with a central church, which exists until today, and is called Aghios Georgios.
 
traditional houses in Vassileoniko, ChiosThe local tradition says, however, that at the village there were only three houses, in the so called Valide Tsiflik (=Property of Sultan’s Wife) near the castle of Doxara. The temple of Aghios Georgios was in the center of the village and it was a small one with only two windows. After the earthquake, a greater one was built by the citizens of the village, who apart from having been known to be the best gardeners, were also excellent builders. The estates of the Sultans found in that area, were rented for 200 coins annually as a tax to the Sultan’s wife.
 
traditional houses in Vassileoniko, ChiosThe tenants were obliged along with the citizens of Dafnonas and those of Karyes, to watch and maintain the aqueducts of the town. After the slaughter of 1770 in Peloponnisos, families from there came to Chios and settled in Vassileoniko with the permission of the Turk supervisor (Agas), since the village was being closed with gates that opened only with his permission.
 
traditional houses in Vassileoniko, Chios traditional houses in Vassileoniko, Chios

tsikoudo-tree in Vassileonko, Chios

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Villages

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

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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