Grape Harvest & Press
Olive Oil Tasting
Natural Soap Making
ACTIVITIES - Area
1. Process of production of local agricultural products.
The only place in the world that produced
Mastic is the area of Mastihohoria
Season.......July t - August
2.2. LOCAL SWEET WINE Wine ¨ Ariousios the most
expensive and famous wine of antiquity.
Season ....... September-October
3.3. SOUMA .... ... local liquor made from figs.
Season ....... November-December
Season ....... November-December
2. Procedure local production of ceramic products.
In Chios from antiquity were developed the pottery, fine examples of which today
are the neighboring medieval village ARMOLIA
(5 km from Vessa).
One can walk through the new area of the old traditional paths, and discover the
rare flora of the island, the unique TULIPS
March month, herbs and over 70 species
ORCHIDEAS, a magnificent background in the dozens of unique
Inside the old medieval trail, one can
visit the Byzantine castle of Apolichnon, where
Genoese had established the administrative mansion
The Medieval town of VESSAS is an outdoor living museum, like other Mastihohoria Olympia - Mesta - Towers - wattle.
Worth the visitor to walk through the narrow streets of the village and admire the architecture of the houses, which has remained intact. Also worth visiting the church of Agios Dimitrios and admire the carved image, like the Church of the Assumption, with its beautiful bell tower. Vessa is a small village but exemplifies medieval village in southern Chios. It has been very well maintained over the years, especially the castle corner towers and sections of the fortified wall.
Vessa located in the center of the medieval village,
Mastic of Chios, can be the base of xena-
giseon the archaeological sites of the island, such as ANAVATOS and the Monastery AGIA MONI of Chios, monument protected by UNNESCO, great historical, religious and artistic interested character, on excellent mosaics of the 12th century.
The climate is characterized by hot summers and
mild winters, and is ideal for visiting all year.
The CHRISTOPHER KOLOMVOS had visited Chios before Journey to America.
Vessa is the birthplace of the Ecumenical Patriarch
Constantine (Constantine Valiadis) 1987-1901.
Just a short distance from Vessa one encounters small coves meticulous and special beaches such as Tigani - Agia Irini DYDYMA west, and KOMI - EMPORIOS - BLACK bullets in the south.
If you like the nature and mountain activities, we can organize for you the following activities :
rafting, horseridding, climbing, trekking, paragliding, jepp safari, canyoning and other activities.
We are happy to offer 1 night for free for room stays more than 4 nights!!!
From the 4th April to the 14th May 2014
From the 28th September to the 23rd November 2014
10% discount on selling rates (pre-paid, non refundable)
20% discount on selling rates booking minimum 60 days before the arrival (pre-paid, non refundable)
Vessa is a hilly village on the island of Chios and belongs to the Municipality of the Mastic villages. It is situated 19kms southwest of Chios town (distance by road) in a valley which probably explains the name “Vessa” which, according to the poet Homer, means valley, and it is at an altitude of 180 metres. It is a picturesque village with narrow alleyways and traditional architecture. It is an old, medieval settlement, a typical fortress or “castle-village” and forms part of the mastic villages. These villages were built between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries by Genoese noblemen. Built in a row, the houses were joined by stone arches and formed the walls of the village. These :castle-villages” have very few entrances and a lot of churches. The Saint Dimitris Cathedral is particularly worth visiting.. The main occupation of the locals is the cultivation of mastic and olives. In the summer, the village comes to life and is full of both locals and visitors who can enjoy a meal or a drink in the village square at one of the two typical Greek cafes where the locals gather. The central position of the village gives visitors the opportunity to move around the island easily and visit the most beautiful beaches in the west of the island in a very short time.