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.
Viraggas small hotel, is a new traditional hotel situated in one of the oldest Chalkidiki's villages, Vrastama, in the Municipality of Poligiros in Macedonia.
In the place of the main building there was a two-floor building of the 19th century, in typical Macedonian Architecture, with the particular morphological and typological elements of the region. A titanic effort was made to be restored, but because of its intense deterioration and its perishable materials, it was decided that most of the building had to be demolished and rebuilt it with modern materials, incorporated in a completely traditional wrapping.
The use of stone, timber and Kourasanit (traditional material for masonry) were mixed with love, knowledge and mainly taste, as it is obvious in each detail of the building, where most of the wood construction, were hand crafted by the householder an Architect Engineer.
In the mentioned above, main building of the Hotel, were created six astonishing rooms - the three double and three triple and on the ground floor, was created a living-room with a lovely fireplace. All the spaces, are decorated with pieces of the owner's collection.
A second building was also created, in which the hall for breakfast and dinner is situated, with a completely equipped kitchen. Here, the guests are able to enjoy a delightful Greek breakfast made of local mostly, natural, fresh and healthy products. Home made marmelades, bio-bread, pies and fresh vegetables from the garden are served here. Also, a variety of dishes for dinner, according to the guest's wishes, the availability of seasonal fresh products and the inventive manner of the cook, working mainly under the Mediterranean's diet rules. A third building is a small distillery where the production of a fine raki is producing and the guests are welcome to participate. Surrounding space, is characterized by its astonishing green garden in various levels, with its pathways and relaxing spaces. There are also a small swimming-pool for the summer and a splendid sitting place under the trees with a traditional stone oven and a barbecue.
From the other side of the river, there is a free parking place of the Hotel. -The famous and magnificent beaches of Chalkidiki are 15min. drive, away from Viraggas. -Several Monasteries, the Mt.Athos and famous ancient sites and museums, are in a short distance. -The famous forest of Cholomontas right next to Viraggas, is ideal for trekking, cycling or driving. Viraggas is a very welcome place and worths a visit all through the year.
You can enjoy a visit to the Sunken City of Kekova, Saklıkent Canyon, paragliding and diving in the crystal-blue waters.
Hot Air Balloon Tour
Guided Private and Group Tours
Dinner on demand
The rates include, besides breakfast and daily cleaning with change of linen where necessary, also the following services: bathrobes in room, free bike hire, free WiFi Internet, a bottle of wine in room, 5% discount at our restaurant including drinks, a couple of free mini-bar drinks, Nespresso coffeemaker in room, 20% discount on take-out wines.
Weekly Sailing Courses
Daily Sailing Cruises to nearby islands
Excursions to local wine factories & local monuments
You can enjoy many sports and activities, such as sea excursions, excursions in Pollino National Park, trekking, rafting and canyoning, diving, paraglide, horse riding.
You can profit of cultural visits in Maratea and in the surroundings, such as the famous Charterhouse in Padula, Unesco World Heritage Site.
You can visit the wine cellars and oil mills.
Fishing, Daily or Long term boat trips, Snorkeling, Bicycling.