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Visitors who are into climbing and mountain hiking will have the chance to see a less known side of Chios, but one which will definitely live up to their expectations.


The visitor who wishes to go climbing may follow either itineraries of sports character or adventure routes. The most interesting are in the areas of Kleidou, Rachtis and Anavatos.


In Vrontados, very close to Chios town, there is a water spring, rest area and the Centre of Environmental Education. Three climbing routes of “traditional” character have been opened there at the impressive mountainside.

Kourna Rock

After Karyes village, on the road to Anavatos and a little after the quarry, we leave the main road and we turn left to Pafyllida. South from the Kourna Monastery we can see the rock on the right, next to a small stream. This is an ideal route for summer climbing with a five minute distance from the road to the rock’s base.


This castle village is built on a steep rock, an ideal site for vertical activities.

Mountain hiking

Hiking at Pelinaio, the third highest mountain of the Aegean.
Hiking at Edelos.
Hiking at Oros.
Visitors interested in climbing and mountain hiking and would like more information about these activities in Chios can visit the facebook page Chios Vertical Life.


Click here, to visit the website of the former Prefecture of Chios. is the official tourism web site for Chios, run by the North Aegean Prefecture, where you'll find information on the main tourist destinations, beaches, as well as activities, events and much more!

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