Chios is an island of the Eastern Aegean, a stone's throw from the Asia Minor coast and the Erythra peninsula, very close to Smyrna, to the south of Lesvos and north of Ikaria and Samos, while it is surrounded by the islands of Psara, Antipila and Oinousses.
You can get there either by ferry, Chios Port or by air, to Chios National Airport "Homer" and from these points you can get the Imperial Car Rental car that you have chosen before you start your journey .
Chios settled from Prehistoric times, successively, Pelasgians from Thessaly, Kares, Leleges, Avantes, Achaeans or Ionians, and finally Dorians. The two most important archaeological sites of Chios, Agios Gala and Emporios give us information from the early Neolithic period (6000 BC) for its ancient inhabitants.
Chios is the birthplace of Homer, the greatest poet of history, mathematicians Hippocrates and Oenopides, and most probably Christopher Columbus.
Once you have solved the issue of your travels in Chios with the right rental car from Imperial Car Rental, explore the whole island and admire its countless sights.
Start from the city of Chios or Chora, with its museums, the Korai Library, the Windmills in Tabakika, the Castle, the lush Municipal Garden, Applotria, the Waterfront.
A little further north of the city of Chios is Vrontados or Homeroupoli, known for its special customs, such as the rocket war between the two largest parishes in the evening of the Resurrection and the Christmas decoration for Christmas with a New Year model shipbuilding contest.
At the northern end of Vrontados there is Daskalopetra, the ancient sanctuary of the Great Mother, the goddess of Cybele, and the meeting point of the youth.
To the south of Chora you will find the beautiful Kampos of Chios, with the characteristic mansions with impressive courtyards and citrus orchids, as well as Thymiana, known for their carnival, "Monster".
Here is the organized beach of Karfas, with fine, golden sand and very shallow warm waters.
From the 66 different scenic villages of Chios, Langadas, Kardamyla, Amades, Viki and Kabia stand out in the north, while the northwest of Agiasmata, Nenitouria, Aghia Galá, Piramata and the medieval Volissos with their valleys and their thermal waters.
Thanks to the comfort of the car rental with Imperial Car Rental, you can also visit the Anavatos fortress village in the central part of the island, built on a large granite rock, as well as the Nea Moni of 1024 AD, UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its masterful mosaics, the most beautiful Byzantine mosaics in the world.
The west side of the island features crystal clear beaches with turquoise waters and pine trees that descend to the sea, such as the beaches of Makri Ammos, Metohi, Elinda.
With Imperial Car Rental car hire, visit the famous Mastic villages of Mesta, Olympos and Pyrgi, known for the "scratch" black-and-white geometric shapes that adorn the walls of all the houses, including Christoforos Columbus . These are the "Medieval villages-castles" of Chios, with a particular architecture, part of a well-preserved medieval defense network, in which cultivation and production of mastic is being carried out.
In the same area, there is the enchanting beach of Fana and a place of great archaeological significance, where there are the ruins of the temple of Phanion Apollo, as well as the semicircular cove Emporios or Kamari, very close to the emblematic beach of Chios Mavra Volia.
Your tours of Chios, with the comfort and safety of Imperial Car Rental, will leave you with some of the most beautiful pictures and memories of your life forever!