EXCURSION IN KAMBOS & THE CITY OF CHIOS
Kambos represents a unique both residential and agricultural site, covered by a dense network of small roads and endless gardens with flowers and citrus trees, very close to the capital of Chios. It consists of about 200 hectares, full of mansions all surrounded by high artistic fences. Every one of these mansions is considered as an exquisite masterpiece with its exceptional original architecture. The mansions, as well as the side buildings, the paved courtyards, the shady avenues of trees, the well wheels, the citrus gardens and the intrigate irrigation systems of these estates, all are regarded to as of great historical significance throughout the centuries. Kambos history goes back to Byzantium. The Genoan and Turk occupation, the 1822 massacre, the 1881 earthquake, influenced the social and economical life of Kambos. Despite ail these disasters it kept its character unspoiled from the 14th century to our days. This walk gives you an opportunity to experience the unique flavors and smells, the wealth and the unforgettable light of the area. We wish you a pleasant tour.
Kambos area is full of outstanding buildings, taking from genoan occupation, with special aesthetic value and of high affinity for all visitors of Chios island. In the selected route we suggestively recommend: Kalvokoresis mansion, Mavrokordatiko mansion, Mitarakis mansion, Halkousis mansion. There are also samples of stoneworks, characteristic of Kampos, and churches characterized as monuments, such as Agios Giannis Voudomatis and Agios Georgios Trahis. Finally it must be marked that the natural environment with the orchards, the shady small roads and the splendid smells of citrus trees completes the whole picture.
You can also enjoy an excursion by train in the center of Chios Town. The departure is in front of the Town Hall. Excursion times: 19:00 - 22:00
CHIOS MUNICIPAL COMPANY
1 INOPIONOS STR., 82100 CHIOS
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