Room facilities:Air Condition, Bar, Gym, Mini bar, Restaurant, Room service, Telephone, TV
Feel an urge to stay for some days in a medieval castle house? Choose Mesta in Chios and our family cosy rooms to turn the time and experience a castle way of life for your vacation.
These apartments are part of traditional village houses in the medieval village of Mesta, one of the masticha villages of Chios.
Studios for two or four people
– private bathroom,
– satelite TV,
– central heating for the winter months.
The apartments are tastefully decorated in the traditional way of one of Greece’s most interesting historical villages. The owner, Anna Floradi, is one of the most informed and informative people in the village and a good source of information.
Mesta lies southwest of the town of Chios, 35 kilometers away, in the area of Mastihohoria (meaning the “mastic villages”). It is a perfectly preserved castle village dated to the medieval period. The houses were built one right next to the other, thereby creating a protective wall surrounding the village. The open-hearted and kind people of Mesta still preserve the traditions of the 14th century village. The village’s most important custom takes place during the carnival festivities where the “Aghas” trials, a satirical replica of the trials that used to take place under the Turkish Occupation, are presented. There are two routes that visitors may choose in order to come to Mesta.
How to find us:
Take the road leading to Armolia, Pyrgi, and Olympi onward to Mesta.
The visitor should leave his own transport at the circus outside the village.
- Air Condition
If I tell you that here was Christopher Columbus?Is it true that in some villages on this island some people have the same name and surname?
If I tell you that here was born Saint Marcella?
Hers brief life is connected with Chios, and the day of her birthday July 22 all the pilgrims and all woman who have the name Marcella from all over Greece come here.
Can I hint that here are performed miracles of healing?
Can I whisper to you that on Chios you can plunge in the mysteries of the middle age, visiting the villages Anavatos, Avgonima and Mesta?
Or exclaim loudly that Chios – the only place in the world, which produces mastic, which makes excellent taste of any sweetness, mastic, which previously competed with vanilla and is used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes?
Of course, you can just fall apart and lie on the beach in Karfas (golden sand and shallow sea),St. Markell (pebbles), and Nagose, Yosonose(pebbles) or Maura Volya (black pebbles and spectacular scenery), but you can skip one day in Turkey (or vice versa, from Turkey to Chios!) or to participate in gathering mastic, to eat roast goat in the medieval village Avgonima, to visit Omirupoli and Daskalopetra, where taught Homer, to discover silver religious affiliation of tsarist of Russia in the medieval sites, or just to enjoy the amazing taste of the local citrus and their products and to take a ride on the Genoese “summer cottages”, and you must to look “Argentikon.”
I’ll tell you a secret: the man, who presented to the king’s table the caviar from Russia and Europe, was from … Chios! And the island itself had close relationships with St. Petersburg
Chios has another secret: come here in March and see … field of wild tulips in Anemone.
Can I surprise you saying that Chios – is the birthplace of tulips, from where they were moved to the Netherlands?
Numerous of Byzantine monasteries and churches will truly amaze you with its history!
Want to know more?
…….Be sure to come to this unusual island, as you know it is better to see once than hear a hundred times!!