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Amigdalota: A classic sweet treat

Amigdalota (almond sweets) is one of the most famous Greek sweets, popular in many parts of Greece. It is a classic treat at engagements, weddings, baptisms and any kind of celebration, as according to Greek tradition, it is customary to offer white sweets in every joyful event.                                                The Chian type of amigdalota is larger in size, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, not covered with icing sugar as usual.

 

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Kato Fana beach: Relaxing in a quiet sandy beach

Kato Fana beach is probably the most beautiful sandy beach of Chios and a favorite choice for those seeking peace and tranquility, even during the bustling days of August. Situated in the southwestern part of Chios, 6 km from Pyrgi (on the road to the village Olympi), it is a small bay, well protected from the Aegean winds, an ideal choice for those who want to avoid the waves, even on days when Northern winds wrinkle the other beaches of Chios. For this reason, in ancient times, the bay was used by sailors as a safe anchorage.

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August 15th on Chios Island, Greece

On August 15th, Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Virgin’s Dormition. The Feast of Dormition is also known as “the summer’s Easter”, signifying the importance of the feast and the holiday. At the peak of the summer holidays, this celebration is an opportunity for families and friends to come together and for visitors of the island to experience traditional events and local dishes at the “panigiria” that take place at the villages. At the same time, during August, a lot of cultural events take place, offering many options for fun and entertainment.  

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