Drive through the stunning countryside via the island's central mountain road on your way to the incredible Nea Moni Monastery. Explore this wonderful, living monastery complex that consists of the monastic temple, two smaller churches, dining hall, monks' cells, reception hall, and a defensive tower, all dating back to the 11th century. Stroll through the small museum that displays artifacts from the late 19th century. Continue on a brief yet colorful drive to Avgonima, a classic example of a semi-fortified medieval hillside village, which boasts incredible views of the Aegean Sea complete with pebble beaches. Enjoy free time to fully explore the town's narrow cobblestone lanes lined with ancient stone houses or seek out St. George's Church, the religious center of the village. On your way back to the port, stop for photos at Anavatos, a medieval village hidden high in the mountains and built entirely of local stone.
Discover the cultural history of Chios at the stunning Nea Moni Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which dates to the 11th century and is renowned for its beautiful Byzantine mosaics.
Spend free time exploring Avgonima, a semi-fortified medieval village, on your own.
Stop for photos at Anavatos, a medieval village hidden high in the mountains that may be recognized by James Bond movie fans.
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Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
This tour includes moderate walking and standing with some steps and uneven surfaces to negotiate.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns.
Nea Moni Monastery is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to sunset. The museum is open only in the morning.
Tour routes may change in order to avoid overcrowded sites.
Location Chios, Greece
Tour Code HK1L
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