Chios island through its position in the middle of enormous
and reach civilizations, was influenced by them and therefore
shaped an interesting palette of cultural types in its history
Besides, its huge naval inheritance and thereby the contact
with many and often contradictious cultural, social and economic
models, leaded to a peculiar set of Chian cast of mind. Chios
was famous from the ancient times about the high quality of
its inhabitants life. "Chian life-Chian laugh-Chian table"
is an old byword, meaning exactly that Chians always "lead
an easy life".
Nowadays, although the influence of the "modern"
cultures, Chios keeps particles of its character and the cultural
features that make the island special in Aegean Sea.
In this section we will try a brief introduction for some of
these features from the island of fragrances and mastic.