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Agelastos Street, Chios
Agelastos Street, Chios
 
 
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Ghiazou House, Chios.
Ghiazou House, Chios.
 
 
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<i>PANCHIAKI</i> n 2050, 16 Oct 1930: 'Miscellaneous from Chios' which copies some Agelasto genealogy reported in Zolotas' chapter on 'The Chios Families.'
PANCHIAKI n 2050, 16 Oct 1930: "Miscellaneous from Chios" which copies some Agelasto genealogy reported in Zolotas' chapter on "The Chios Families."
 
 
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<i>PANCHIAKI</i> n 2050, 16 Oct 1930: 'Miscellaneous from Chios' which copies some Agelasto genealogy reported in Zolotas' chapter on 'The Chios Families.'
PANCHIAKI n 2050, 16 Oct 1930: "Miscellaneous from Chios" which copies some Agelasto genealogy reported in Zolotas' chapter on "The Chios Families."
 
 
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Chios road signs pointing the way to St Tryphon Church.
Chios road signs pointing the way to St Tryphon Church.
 
 
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Monument to John Michael Agelasto and his father Michael John Agelasto, St John Cemetery, Chios
Monument to John Michael Agelasto and his father Michael John Agelasto, St John Cemetery, Chios
 
 
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The Church of Panaghia, Cocorovilia, Chios, where Missé Pavlis and his wife are supposed to be buried.
The Church of Panaghia, Cocorovilia, Chios, where Missé Pavlis and his wife are supposed to be buried.
 
 
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Cocorovilia unnamed graves, possibly those of Missé Pavlis and his wife, Batolia Mavrogordato
Cocorovilia unnamed graves, possibly those of Missé Pavlis and his wife, Batolia Mavrogordato
 
 
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Cocorovilia grave of Loula Andreas Paterakis, the wife of Pavlís' creditor.
Cocorovilia grave of Loula Andreas Paterakis, the wife of Pavlís' creditor.
 
 
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Cocorovilia inscribed graves
Cocorovilia inscribed graves
 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: 'At the Agelastos'
2nd day, Chios family reunion: "At the Agelastos"
Outside the village of Kini, the owner of a property still referred to as "at the Agelastos" showed us around; we saw our first mastic bushes 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum
The interior displays artifacts, maps and historial accounts of the Kampos 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum Tour
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum Tour
A former family estate was converted in 2008 (then a B&B) into the museum which details the economic, agricultural and cultural history of the Kampos. 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum, earthquake awareness
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Citrus Museum, earthquake awareness
Chiot mansions suffered damage from two earthquakes, in 1881 and 1949. Vertical reinforcing rods now supply additional integrity to the structures, as the island is due for another quake. 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
Situated on top of a hill there is a 360 degree view: Kampos and sea.  
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
theoretical opening hours (we waited for some time for the priest to emerge and welcome us into the nunnery. 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
A functioning nunnery with about a half dozen residents, it holds historical importance because of the events of 1822 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
the chapel where the priest gave us a brief welcoming talk 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
The ossuary: bones of victims 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
chapel door battered open in 1822  
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Monastery of Aghios Minas
the events of 1822 
 
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2nd day, Chios family reunion: Visit to the Citrus Museum
2nd day, Chios family reunion: Visit to the Citrus Museum
 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mavra Volia, Emporios
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mavra Volia, Emporios
black pebble beach 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mavra Volia, Emporios
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mavra Volia, Emporios
It's hard to believe that the local love this place. The pebbles burn the soles of the feet and keeping one's balance is an acquired talent. The water, however, is delightful. 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
central square 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta
view into a villager's kitchen: traditional weaving 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
The Byzantine church referred to as old [archangel] Michael church. While we visited a film crew from Turk Sky TV was taping a program. 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail with war damage 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail. Rumor says that the eyes of the icons were gourged out by Muslim invaders 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
detail - its height prevented destruction 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - 'Palaios Taxiarchis'
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - "Palaios Taxiarchis"
a non-imposing exterior 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - Megalos Taksiarhis
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - Megalos Taksiarhis
church and church tower 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - the Archangel Michael from his eponymous church
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta - the Archangel Michael from his eponymous church
Megalos Taksiarhis, which is still under renovation, is dedicated to the archangels Michael and Gabriel, the former reknown for kicking the devil out of heaven.  
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta Old Michael Church
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Mesta Old Michael Church
exterior detail 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
another village worth a gander and wander 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
No two alleys look alike, perhaps. But it is best to label your photos. 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
cross-beam alley, with a bit of preventative earthquake medicine 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Olympi
a chapel 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
A very decorative medieval village in the heart of the mastic region 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
Even the commercial buildings are attractive 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
detail of exterior painting 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
the narrow streets are made for walking 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
A villager sorts through the mastic, jetisoning the rocks, cleaning off the resin and sizing the pieces. This is a laborious process which explains in part why mastic products are expensive (US $7 for a tube of toothpaste). 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
We roamed around the village for an hour... 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
...ending up at the central plaza, served by perimeter cafes/bistros which have distinctive chairs so patrons and servers don't get confused. 
 
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3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
3rd day, Chios family reunion: Pyrgi
A clock tower watches over the square, useful in the days before mobile phones 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
The entrance to the Chios Fortress is literally a hole in the wall. 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
Exterior parking prevents interior congestion 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
entrance through the tunnel 
 
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4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
4th day, Chios family reunion: Chios Fortress
marking the spot where, on 23 April 1822, Chiot hostages were hanged by the Turks 
 

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