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Vrondados

 
Vrondados, ChiosVrondados, a seaside town situated among olive trees, gardens, almond trees and many other fruit-bearing trees is located in the north of Livadia (a northern suburb of the Municipality of Chios), four kilometers north of Chios town, and in the East of mount Aipos. It has 4.500 people most of whom are excellent seamen, merchants and scientists. In the revolution of 1821 they offered a lot to the Greek Fleet.
 
Windmill of Vrondados, ChiosToday, there are still Vrondadian ship owners who honour the Chian and Grecian Navy, with their merchant ships. According to tradition, Christopher Columbus, visited Vrondados in order to study Nautical charts and get information of experienced Vrondadian Seamen who would help him to his great voyage for the discovery of America.
Three windmills overlooking the bay area are worth seeing as well as the local folklore museum of the Filoproodou Omilou. On the far side of the Vrondados harbor is the Petra Omirou (Homer’s Stone), rather uncomfortable natural rock throne where the poet is said to have sung and taught.
 
church of Panagia Erithiani, Vrondados, ChiosIn Vrondados there are a lot of churches, among which the cathedral of Saint George, the church of Panagia Erithiani with it’s wonderful pebbled yard, and the church of Saint Mark. Two kilometers to the north is the Monastery of Panaghia Myrtidiotissa built in 1887 by Bishop Christoforos Seremezis. Near Vrondados, just north of Chios town, is the church of Aghios Isidoros, built on the site where the first church of Chios was founded in the third century. Seventh century mosaics discovered at the ruined church can now be seen in the museum.


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Chios Hotels, Apartments and Houses

Chios hotels, Chios apartments, Chios holiday houses

Chios Car Hire

Car Rentals in Chios

Villages

Chios Town, Vrondados, Anavatos, Avgonyma, Karyes, Sikiada, Lagada, Siderounda, Kydiada - Agrelopos, Pantoukios

Sightseeing

Prehistoric Times
Ruins of Koila
Ancient Times
Ancient Chios Town, Daskalopetra, Drakodospilos, Rimokastro, Delphini.
Early Christian Times
St. Isidore’s Basilica
Medieval Times
Nea Moni, Aghios Georgios of Chios Fortress, Kournas Monastery, Giustiniani Palace, Fortress of Chios, Anavatos, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
St George Prastia Siderountas
Post Byzantine and Later Times
Marble Fountains, Mosque -Tzami, Later Buildings, 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

Chios Beaches

Bella Vista, Lithi Beach, Elinda, Trahili, Metoxi, Tigani, Prastia, Miligas, Daskalopetra, Tagma, Afanis Beach, Lo Beach
 

Date: Παρασκευή, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2008
ted 
Comment:sorry but i found vrondathos very boring and stagnant.
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Date: Δευτέρα, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008
Kakagia 
Comment:Aepos village hotel is an absolutely unacceptable place to stay. Booking our stay there almost ruined our summer holiday.The hotel is 6.5 kilometres uphill from Vrondados village with a dangerous road full of 360 degree turns. in the middle of nowhere, on a rocky mountain, under a radar and antennas.The photos in the hotel’s page could not be more far away from reality. Our room not only did not have a fireplace, but was a mousehole, making impossible for two persons to walk at the same time in the room. The "mature garden" consisted of a few newly planted pear trees and the "spectacular views" included the laundry building with piles of dirty sheets at a distance of 10 metres from our room door. The "veranda" was in reality two half broken old chairs and a dirty table outside the door where people from the room next door had let their bath towels dry! Furthermore when we asked the receptionist why this room was not like the one advertised at the tourist office brochure, she replied "these are the rooms we give", despite the fact that we had booked our room two months in advance. Breakfast was very poor as was the hygiene at the buffet room, that was full of flies and nobody seemed to care about the safety of food. We let the receptionist know that we were definitely going to leave the second day. We were charged further two nights stay in this paradise of shame. I think tourist offices should go and check hotels they promote, insted of making us feel ashamed of being Greeks!!!
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