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Chios - Agia Markella Agia Markella
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Chios - Psara Psara
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Chios - Oinousses Oinousses
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Chios - Vrontados Vrontados
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Chios - Mesta Mesta
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Chios - Mastichochoria Mastichochoria
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Chios - Beaches of Chios Beaches of Chios
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Chios - Chios mastic Chios mastic
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Chios - Rouketopolemos Rouketopolemos
Chios Rocket War
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Chios - Nea Moni of Chios Nea Moni of Chios
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Population: 51.936
Airport(s): Chios Island National Omiros (JKH)
Description: Chios is an island in the Aegean Sea, the fifth largest island and is located 5 nautical miles from the coast of Asia Minor. The capital is the city of Chios, also called Country and main export products are figs, olive oil, wine and above all, mastic, and is famous for the size and quality of shipping. The origin of the name of the island has many versions. Predominately versions want the name comes from the daughter of the first king Oinopionta, Chion, or their Syrians, in language which means Chios mastic. Archaeological findings show that the island was inhabited since the Neolithic era. During the ancient times played an important role as one of the twelve cities of the Ionian Dodecapolis and grew into a great maritime power. Amphorae from Chios are found in cities of Russia and northern Egypt. The historical presence on the island is continuous in the time of Alexander the Great, the Roman domination of Greece, Frankish and during the revolution of 1821 and Resistance in the Second World War. Today, Chios is famous for its excellent climate, beautiful landscapes, the monastery of "Nea Moni", a UNESCO World Heritage Site of UNESCO and is one of the favorite destinations in the Aegean.

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