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CHIOS - My unspectacular favorite destination
Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres off the Anatolian coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. Chios is notable for its exports of mastic gum and its nickname is the Mastic Island. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages and the 11th-century monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For 9 years, we visit Chios annually, once in May, another time in September. Chios is far from mass tourism and for us the ideal rest. I mean relaxing, walking, swimming, enjoying local food and wine. This gentle type of tourism makes it easy to get in touch with the locals and enjoy their hospitality. 
Unfortunately, Chios has been present in the media over the past few years because of the refugees, which has hurt tourism very much. There is still a refugee camp there, but tourists are not affected at all.
I'm neither a photographer nor a journalist, just an enthusiast. Of course the impressions I give here are quite subjective. My intention is to encourage people to visit Chios.
I am happy to answer questions by e-mail or via the contact page.
Christian Riedl
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