Massourakia from Chios: a sweet indulgence of mastiha and almond

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Do you know which sweet the Chians offer as a gift when visiting their friends living outside of Chios? Massourakia! They are delicious, made with a traditional recipe of Chios and mashed mastiha and almond. On your next visit to Chios, do not miss visiting a patisserie in order to try them out. If you still can not wait until then, we recommend a recipe to make them.

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Discovering the ceramic workshops of Armolia village

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The village of Armolia is located on the main crossroads to the mastiha villages of the south. It lies twenty kilometers from the town of Chios on a fertile plain. The people of Armolia maintain a long tradition in ceramic pottery, one of the oldest and most widespread of the decorative arts, consisting of objects made of clay and hardened with heat.


The main road at the entrance of the village is lined with pottery shops. Most of the shop owners continue the family tradition, creating traditional items just as their parents. Plus they are painting their creations both in traditional and modern designs and colours.

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An exhibition on theatre through the riches of Koraes Library

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An exhibition of books on theatre and other findings from the archives of Koraes Public Library of Chios.

The Friends of Koraes Library have organises an exhibition of books and other findings from the Koraes archive on theatre, in the context of the 30ths Meeting of the Aegean Theatre Groups. The exhibition opened on Sunday October 30th, 2018 at the Library and it will be open to visitors through the autumn. Thus the Library, a pillar of knowledge, is actively participating in this celebration of theatre that is taking place in our island. 

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Managros, the ultimate August beach on Chios Island

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Managros beach is one of the most impressive beaches of Chios island and August is the month to be there.

Located 3.7 km south of Volissos village, the capital of Amani area and north-west Chios, it is a sandy and pebbled beach of 7 km, with crystal clear, not too deep waters. The length of the beach allows you privacy even on busy days. The trees that are scattered along the beach offer lovely shade.

An early morning dip in the sea will invigorate you and help you relax on the beach gathering sun and enjoying the morning breeze.

Managros is the kind of beach that holds you, keeps you close, you never want to leave once you are there. For those in need of facilities, there is a beach bar at the northern part of the beach with sunbeds and tasty cocktails.

You will enjoy unforgettable sunsets at Managros and also lie on your back at night for endless stargazing.

 

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New Air connections to Chios island

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Sky Express has announced direct flights from Chios to Heraklion and return, every Thursday and Sunday, starting on 16th of July.

The timings are the same for both days of the week and are: Departure ex Heraklion at 09:50 and from Chios at 13:55 local hours.

The fares start from 75€ plus 12€ airport tax, per way.

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Portokalopita (Greek orange filo cake)

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A lot of Chios housholds are filled with citrus fruits aromas, as now is the season for oranges. People use them in cooking, pastries and also to make the famous Chios fruit preserves and marmelades. Why don't you try this recipe and fill your home with Chios fragrance?

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Ingredients
Serves: 12
Syrup
• 400g caster sugar
• 350ml water
• 1 orange, juiced
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cake
• 450- 500g filo pastry
• 3 oranges
• 5 eggs
• 200g Greek yoghurt 2% fat
• 180ml sunflower oil
• 100g granulated sugar
• 1 tablespoon baking powder

Method
1. Combine all syrup ingredients, including the two orange halves, in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil vigorously for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool whilst you make the cake.
2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 20x30cm (9x13 in) baking tin with olive oil.
3. Remove the filo from its packaging. Take each sheet and roughly tear into shreds, using your hands. Tear the filo directly into the baking tin, and leave to dry a little while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
4. Cut one orange in half, and slice that half into very thin half-moons to garnish the cake. Zest and juice the remaining oranges.
5. Combine the orange juice, zest, eggs, yoghurt, olive oil, 100g sugar and baking powder in a bowl, blender or food processor. Blend together on high speed for a couple of minutes, till the mixture is frothy.
6. Pour the orange and egg mixture over the filo in the baking tin. Stir together gently, right in the tin, to ensure the egg mixture is evenly distributed. Decorate the top of the cake with the thinly sliced oranges.
7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling set. Once out of the oven, immediately pour the cooled syrup over the hot cake. Set aside for at least 1 hour, till most of the syrup has soaked in. Slice and serve!

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New Year’s Eve Model Ships

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The long maritime tradition of Chios finds an expression in New Year’s Model Ships event. This tradition dates back to the liberation of the island from the Ottoman occupation. As a way of commemorating the arrival of the Greek fleet on the island, the boys would make a model warship. Ever since, during Christmas holiday the children visit the houses of their neighbourhood singing Christmas and New Year’s Carols and carrying a miniature boat that they have made themselves. Miniature boats used to be the traditional Christmas decoration of Chiots’ houses.

As the years passed, boys from the parishes of the town and from Vrontados started to work in groups in order to make model ships - big and accurate copies of the real warships. They often worked over a long time in order to perfect their model. The results of their work were so impressive that created a kind of competition between the groups and parishes. Every group would walk to the town’s central square in New Year’s Eve and present their model ship to the passers by singing carols and "penemata" on the spot created lines and songs.

This custom was fading during the 60s, prompting the Chios Walking Club to adopt it and evolved into a customary competition in the late 70s. Ever since, every year groups of children and youths are working for months in order to construct their model ship trying to make it look as realistic as possible.

In the New Year’s Eve the groups become the crew of their ships, they decide for their captain and they walk them from their neighbourhoods to the central square of Chios where they present them to the public. The Central Square of Chios, festively decorated and packed with people, becomes a port for the ships and every crew goes on stage, they present themselves and sing local carols and “penemata”, traditional carols written by themselves full of wishes for the New Year and satirical comments for the old one. An appointed committee decides the winner and along with their winning ship they walk again in the neighbourhoods of Chios singing and celebrating.

Source: Past and present of Chios "New Year’s model ships", Stella Tsiropina

*This year the traditional New Year’s Eve Model Ships Event will be held in Chios Central square on New Year’s Eve (31/12/2014).

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Season's favourites: Foinikia

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The Christmas season is the period when literally everyone is going through their grandmother's old recipes book, trying out traditional recipes for baklava and melomakarona. We tried "foinikia" a traditional Chios seasonal recipe, with olive oil, honey, semolina and almonds. Once the mix is ready and the foinikia are cut into their characteristic diamond shape, they are baked for about 45 minutes, filling your house with the aromas of cinnamon and clove.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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Christmas choirs and carols at Chios

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xorwdia 1o gymnasioLovers of Christmas Carols and hymns will not be diasppointed this weekend. The Chios Choir is organising the concert "Looking for Christmas" tonight at 8 in the evening at the Homerion Cultural Centre of Chios, in Polytechneiou Street in the centre of Chios. With the participation of  the Mytilene Choir, members of the Oinousses Choir and other groups, attendants will enjoy the annual Christmas concert of the Chios Choir. General entrance: 8 euros. Children: 5 euros.

On Saturday at 6 in the eveneing, in Lagada, the new Choir "Echochromata" will present carols and christmas traditions at the Community Offices of the village.

The Children's Choir "Taxideftes" present the music show "A Christmas Dream", on Saturday 20 December 2015 at 19.30, in the Hall of the 1st High School of Chios, near the Koraes Libray, in Philippou Argenti street.

Finally, on Sunday morning the Volunteers for the Castle of Chios - "A lost Paradise" organise an event for children from 3 to 12 years old. Children accompanied by their parents will have the opportunity to bake cookies and watch a Christmas film.

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