espa-kanaristous

Mills-Daskalopetra-Kardamyla-Lagada


Leaving our starting point, 1.5 km from the city of Chios we are in the area of ​​Tabakika. Tabakika was an old industrial zone of Chios. Today, four restored windmills dominate. These windmills, along with others in the same area, served the needs of the neighboring tanneries, the laboratories where leather was processed. Then we go to Daskalopetra. The area owes its name to the great teacher and famous poet of antiquity, Homer, where according to tradition he taught here. It is a beach, with small and large pebbles, crystal clear waters, next to the homonymous picturesque harbor with fishing boats and boats where you can get fresh fish, taste seafood appetizers with ouzo, or drink your coffee and drink in one of the nearest beaches of the island. In Daskalopetra is the famous stone of Homer. Here, according to tradition, the beloved blind poet and creator of the epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey used to teach his students, playing the lyre with the sea spreading under his feet. We leave Daskalopetra and head to the Psycharis Monument. On the north side of Vrontados, on a beautiful hill above the sea, is the marble monument of the great Chian philologist and linguist populist Giannis Psycharis (1854 - 1929). Psycharis was born in Odessa, Russia, studied and taught as a professor in Paris, where he died and was buried in Vrontado. Then we go to Kardamyla. Kardamyla is a coastal village and is developed in a resort, preserving its traditional elements. Until the end of the last century, the inhabitants were exclusively engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry and gradually began to turn to shipping. Many people from Kardamyla come from or were born, who belong to the large shipping circle of Greece, while a large number of the inhabitants are sailors. Our last destination is Langada. Lagada is a new village, and is one of the few villages on the island built near the sea. Most of its inhabitants are sailors who sail around the world on their merchant ships. The permanent residents of the village are mainly fishermen, while as tourism develops, more and more people are dealing with the delicacies that fishermen catch every day with their nets. We leave Langada and head to Chora where our trip ends.