Chios is a large authentic Dodecanese island. It has 55 000 inhabitants and the economy is based on shipping and mastic production. Although there are many sandy organized or secluded beaches to relax, Chios island is mostly famous for its Medieval villages. Pyrgi will amaze you with the special architecture with the black and white geometric designs on the external walls.The most popular beaches are Karfas, Komi and Mavra Volia, all located on the southern part of Chios. There are regular ferry connections to Izmir ( Turkey) if you decide to diversify your stay.