Chios is the fifth largest island of Greece and is located east in the North Aegean. A myth say that Τhe island got its name from Chios the son of Oceanus because when he was born it was snowing (snow at greek is "chioni") a lot. Chios was part of the Byzantine Empire for six centuries. Τhe revolution of Chios took place in March 1822. Chios is a large island with many places besides the capital that you can explore by car. such as the village with a rich history that echoes the name "bolissos-Limia" is built on the slopes of the hill whose top is crowned by a Byzantine castle. Tourist seaside settlements are Vrontados and Emporios and the old capital of Mstichohoria, Kalamoti, built on a plain with picturesque alleys and traditional two-story houses, the square with shops and cafes make up the image of the settlement. Ιt may also be worth going to the plain, which retains its medieval character unchanged. Kardamyla is a place with a strong maritime tradition and home to many shipowners, consisting of three settlements. the medieval village of Mesta-Limenas, a model of defensive architecture. and the traditional settlement of Olympi with a fortress character built with elaborate gates, arches and stone-built houses. Υou should definitely try the mastic as the island owns the world patent and production of it but also local seafood dishes with octopus and the local cheese "katselo"