Located on the Eastern Aegean Sea, Chios is a large island with authentic character. Although there are many adorable beaches to relax, Chios island is mostly famous for its Medieval villages. Pyrgi and Olympi distingush for the special architecture with the black and white geometric designs on the external walls, the narrow paved path and the fortification look. A drive along the inland will bring you to few ghost villages, Medieval Castles and Byzantine Monasteries, such as the Monastery of Nea Moni and Agia Markella, the protector of the island. In summer, there is ferry connection between Chios Greece and the cosmopolitan resort of Izmir in Turkey.