Walk through the small alleys of Chios Town, and make several stops at locals’ favorite places. Taste authentic local bites and drinks while learning all the secrets of Chios’ long history with the help of your personal local expert.
Your tour starts with a visit to the famous Castle of Chios, where you will travel back in time through the Genovese, Venetian, and Ottoman occupations. Make a quick stop for a delicious and unique Greek coffee with mastic and a delicacy, while you enjoy the early morning vibe of the town.
As your adventure continues, we walk along the main shopping street of Chios. Aplotaria has been the island’s commercial street since the 16th century. At a hidden spot we try the best, handmade cheese pie Chios has to offer!
Exploring the narrow, maze-like alleys, known as sokakia, we visit the busy market where the fish, meat, vegetable, spice and nut vendors are located. We try Chios’ local super food and other dried fruits.
The next stop is a local, family-run shop that has been open since the early 1900s. There, we try the first ouzo that was produced in Chios in the middle of the 18th century along with a platter of different kinds of local products.
By now, you will be craving more of Chios' history and flavors, so we visit the best place to try the Chios traditional pasta, known as herissia. This signature dish of Chios is served with goat cheese and fresh tomato sauce.
Last but not least, we continue to the first vegan cafe of the island, where we enjoy a seasonal, fresh juice along with an organic snack.
As our tour is coming to an end, your local expert has a surprise for you!