island of Chios has always been a crossroad for different cultures along the
centuries, resulting in what Chios is today.
While some of these cultures
came to the island by themselves, others were encountered in the numerous
contacts its villagers had with other towns during their constant naval activities.
This way, Chians mixed themselves with many
contradictious cultural, social
and economic models, which altogether leaded to a peculiar set of Chian cast
In the ancient times, the island was famous because
of the high quality of its inhabitants’ life, and bywords such as “Chian
life-Chian laugh-Chian table” appeared referring to this life style. Today,
although the influence of modern cultures, Chios still features most of
the particles that once characterized the island, thus being a special island
in the Aegean Sea.
this section you will find some of the present forms through which Chian
culture shines out nowadays.