In the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey lies the little kidney-shaped Greek island of Chios. This island is a popular holiday destination due to its warm weather, beautiful scenery, and excellent beaches. Chios also boasts superb holiday accommodation choices, from Chios hotels to Chios holiday homes and holiday apartments to waterfront Chios villas.
With temperatures rarely below freezing even in January, Chios is a great holiday destination year-round. In the summer is when things really heat up, and this is the prime touristing season. By then, the Aegean has warmed up to be the perfect temperature for swimming, waterskiing, jetskiing, boating and yachting, fishing, and diving.
The diverse geography of Chios also lends itself well for hiking and cycling tours. Strike out from your Chios holiday rental and explore this marvelous island, which has a ridge of mountains inland and sandy beaches along the coast. On the west coast of Chios, you can still find stone beacons set up to warm the people of Chios of approaching pirates. This is one of many reminders all around the island of Chios' importance in shipping routes – in fact, some believe Christopher Columbus to have been born on Chios.
Book your Chios holiday rental around Easter time and be sure to stop by the town of Vrontados to witness what has become known as the 'Easter church war'. Teams from two rival churches gather to fire homemade rockets and fireworks at the bell tower of the other church. This spectacle has been going on for hundreds of years, its origin unclear, and is certainly a sight worth seeing!
You can find the perfect Chios accommodation among our selection of Chios holiday homes, Chios holiday apartments, and luxury Chios villas.