Sunday, 20 September to Saturday, 26 September 2009 [begins/ends in Athens]
1st day: we meet in the afternoon at the Athens airport and fly together to Chios, most probably with Aegean Airlines at 4 pm. Accommodation in Campos (mid-price), partly in a restored old mansion.
2nd day: walking tour in Campos, visit of the old Agelasto (also Mavrogordato, Rodocanachi, Ralli, Petrocochino, Schilizzi, Negroponte et al.) properties. In the afternoon: visit of the Argenti Mansion.
3rd day: trip to the medieval mastic villages Mesta, Olympi, Pyrgi. After that (optional) a visit to the Mavra Volia (black pebbles) Beach for a swim and/or coffee.
4th day: trip to Chios Town, Korais Library (Argenti Archives), Old Castle, Agelasto Street, etc
5th day: trip to Anavatos (“the dead city”) and Nea Moni (the oldest monastery and most important byzantine building of Chios). In the evening: vespers at St Tryphon Chapel.
6th day: trip to Daskalopetra (Homer´s rock), Kardamyla and Moundon Monastery. In the evening: farewell dinner.
7th day: departure in the morning, flight back to Athens.
Estimated cost is about 550 Euros per person, including:
· Flight Athens – Chios – Athens
· Accommodation in double rooms incl. breakfast (for single rooms there will be a surcharge, for 3-bed rooms a price reduction).
· Transportation on the island (depending on the number of participants, we will need either a tourist bus or 2-3 minibuses of 7-9 seats each).
· 6x dinner with several courses of Greek food at various restaurants (excl. drinks).