KAMBOS - CHIOS ISLAND
area is situated at the south part of Chios town, near the aiport,
and it is 7 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide. it's a plane
surrounded by low hills with two main torrents and many small
streams crossing its gardens.
It is divided in estates of 2,5 acre each, with a complex grid of narrow alleys surrounded by high stone walls.
The main road connecting the town with the southern part of the island passes through Kampos area. By the surrounding hills one can see the green sea of orange, tangerine and citrus trees along with tufts of olive and linden trees.
can take a walk through the quiet paths and admire the tall
walls, made of local (thimianusiko) stone, surrounding houses
and gardens. Marvel at the grand gates and the beautiful buildings,
see the tops of citrus trees or the giant pine trees reaching
above the walls, listen to the song of the water flowing through
the orchard and enjoy the incredible smells pouring out of it
What you have only sensed becomes real only after the huge wooden gate has opened and suddenly in front of your eyes unfolds the beauty of a tiled or pebbled yard with the towering perennial cypresses, umbrella pines, cedars and walnut trees.
It is a comfortable open space for living or working, with a unique atmosphere, decorated by a wheel-well with its cistern and elaborate basins, the embossed designs and the low stone walls. And then you admire the orchard itself, thick and shady, often with beautiful tiled lanes and stone benches.