What are Chios?

  • (noun): An island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece.
    Synonyms: Khios


Chios (Greek: Χίος, ; alternative transliterations Khíos and Híos) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the Anatolia coast. The island is separated from Turkey by the Chios Strait. The island has a port for merchant shipping. The island produces a unique mastic gum. Tourist attractions include its medieval villages, and the 11th century monastery of “Nea Moni”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the island.

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Athanasios Parios - Relations
... Nikephoros of Chios (May 1), was sent to the city of Chios to be educated in its schools by Gabriel Astrakaris ... Parios, who was the director of the school in the city of Chios ...
Chios Island National Airport
... Chios Island National Airport (Greek Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Χίου) (IATA JKH, ICAO LGHI) is an airport on the island of Chios in Greece ... It is also known as Chios National Airport, "Omiros" or Chios Airport located at the region of Kampos, south of the city of Chios ...
Saint Markella - External Links
... Life of St Markella of Chios Martyr Marcella of Chios (OCA) Markella, the Virgin-martyr of Chios (GOARCH) The Holy-Female Martyr Marcella (Prologue from Ohrid) The Life ... Marcella Volissos - Saint Markella Chios - Saint Markella ...
Matrona Of Chios
... Matrona of Chios (also known as Chiopolitissa) was born during the 15th century in the village of Volissos on the island of Chios, Greece ...
Chios - Notable Natives and Inhabitants
... century BC) sculptor Bupalus (6th century BC) sculptor Glaucus of Chios (7th–6th century BC) early welder credited by Herodotus with inventing "the art of ... Theopompus of Chios (378–ca.320) rhetorical historian, Erasistratus of Chios (304–250 BC) pioneering anatomist, royal physician and founder of the ancient medical school of Alexandria ... Aristo of Chios (c ...