Agora Residence is located at the very center of Chios town (also called ‘’Chora’’), on the pedestrian street of Aplotaria.
Chios Airport “Omiros”, is just 4 km outside the city of Chios. It is easily accessed by car, taxi or public transportation.
In case you travel with your own car, you can park on the nearby streets, or in nearby private parking that we can arrange for you.
Daily flights from and to Athens & Thessaloniki connect Chios with mainland Greece, while less frequent flights connect Chios with Rhodes & Crete.
Chios Port is in Chios town and it is connected daily by ferrie routes with main ports in Greece, like Piraeus, Lesvos and Kavala, while it is easily accessible from Cesme, Turkey. The is also a frequent connection with nerby islands of Oinousses, Psara & Samos-Ikaria.
While in Chios, guests have a wide variety of sights to visit – below you can find a selection of them:
The Castle of Chios is a medieval citadel, situated adjacent to the main port of Chios and its east side borders with the sea. It consists of an inhabited area surrounded by a large stone wall structure with various fortifications purposed to defend the enclosed population and properties against naval attack and siege.
The castle was constructed in the medieval period with its first construction phase having started in the 10th century by the Byzantines. The structures surviving to this day are part of later construction and expansion dated to the time when the Genoese, who maintained commercial concerns, ruled the island during the 14th to the 16th century.
The Archaeological Museum of Chios is a museum located on Michalon Street in Chios town, Chios, Greece. It was constructed in 1966-1971.
The museum underwent renovation in 1998 and reopened in November 1999 and features a collection of antiquities from the Neolithic Era up to the Roman times excavated at the ancient sites of Emporio, Fana, Dotia, Aghio Galas and at Chios town.Many of the artifacts unearthed at the sites were dug by the British School of Archaeology.
The periodical exhibition is housed on the third floor and is named “Psara in Antiquity”. It contains artifacts such as vases, gold jewelry, terracotta figurines and funeral gift items. The Psara collection was found at the Mycenaean Necropolis of Archontiki on Psara Island.Of major note is a prehistoric vase found in Emporio, dated back to the 14th century B.C., geometric amphoras found in the town of Chios, dated to the 8th century B.C. and golden leaves unearthed in a grave at the town of Chios, dated back to the Hellenistic period.
The Chios Mastic Museum is located in the Mastichochoria (literally: mastic villages), a group of medieval villages in Southern Chios. This is the only site in the Mediterranean where the mastic tree is cultivated; called by its generic name of “Skínos” in Greek, this is an endemic variety of pistacia plant from which mastíha (gum mastic) is produced.
The Chios Mastic Museum aims to showcase the production history of the mastic tree’s cultivation and the processing of its resin, which it integrates into the cultural landscape of Chios.
Through the prism of UNESCO’s inclusion of traditional mastic cultivation on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014, emphasis is given to the diachronicity and sustainability of this product of Chios.
Kampos is one of the most distinctive areas in Chios. It is a unique residential complex, where the natural environment is in total harmony with the local architecture. It lies at a 6-kilometre-distance south of town, and is widely known for the impressive mansions with their citrus fruits gardens.
The area is protected by the Greek Ministry for Culture, as a historic site and traditional settlement. The high walls made of the local reddish stone from Thimiana village protect the gardens of citrus fruits from extreme weather conditions, but also from prying eyes.
The Genoese and local aristocracy of Chios started building their mansions in the area in the 14th century. The architecture of the area is impressive. Its unique distinctive elements include arched doors and windows, decorated balconies and terraces, huge iron garden doors, marble paved yards and painted ceilings.
Mesta is one of the most beautiful villages of the island and at a 35 – kilometer-distance from the town.
It belongs to the Mastic Villages, a group of villages in South Chios where the main activity is the manufacture of mastic. The mastic villages have been added to the representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
Mesta is a medieval village, which has been preserved as a monument. Its elaborate architecture dates back to the Byzanine period. The village is built like a castle. The houses were built one right next to the other, thereby creating a protective wall surrounding the village.
30km from Agora Residence, towards South, you will find one of the most magical beaches of the island and allover Greece (5km from the traditional village of Pyrgi).
The beach of Mavra Volia or Mavros Gialos, as the locals like to call it, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This beach got the name from the black pebbles of the inactive volcano (Psaronas).
In this unique beach you can swim in cristal waters and enjoy the energy from the black stones! Nearby you can enjoy a lovely meal, at the heart of Emporeios harbor.