Chios Mastiha in Beauty Care

One of the most exciting uses of Chios mastiha is that in the field of cosmetics. Beauty products based on the precious resin have gained in popularity in the recent years. Mastic is highly-coveted since antiquity because of its therapeutic and cosmetic properties, a claim that is supported by contemporary scientific research. Consequently, the interest …

Chios Mastiha in Medicine and Science

The mastiha tree is an evergreen shrub, belongs to the Anacardiaceae family gender Pistacia lentiscus L and grows in the Mediterranean countries. However, the tree Pistacia Lentiscus Var. Chia is a special variety that grows exclusively in the Southern part of Chios and offers the precious mastiha tears, renowned for their medicinal properties. Chios mastiha …

The Chios Mastiha Trees

During the Ottoman occupation plantation and production of mastiha trees was developed. Prior to the Chios massacre in 1822, production was stable but following the destruction it halted. After 1832 permission was granted for the expatriated Chians to return home. Upon repatriation villagers started plantation again and by 1840 production levels escalated to those prior …

The Chios Mastiha

The History of Mastic The mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), also called “skinos”, grows all over the Mediterranean. However, the tree Pistacia Lentiscus Var. Chia is a special variety that grows only in the Southern part of Chios and mentions can be dated back to antiquity. Some of the oldest references for mastic are credited to …

The Age-old History of Chios Island

Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands situated in the North Aegean region. It is at the crossroads of West and East. From the magnificent mountains of the North to the protected valleys of the South, from the pristine shores of the West to the cosmopolitan resorts of the East, Chios arises from …

Welcome to the Relaxed and Cheerful Town of Lefkada

Despite being connected to the mainland with a causeway which practically makes it the only Greek island that can be accessed by car, Lefkada is still amazingly unaltered by tourism. The island is world renowned for its verdant landscapes and its abundant beaches, each of them adding to the all-pervading white sand and turquoise green …

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: The Gem of Athens

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is the most emblematic development that took place in Athens in the past decade. It is an enthralling cultural landmark that houses the Greek National Opera and the Greek National Library in a 210.000m² park. This outstanding architectural feat was sponsored by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and designed by the …

Athens Hosts World Travel Awards 2018. And the Oscar goes to…

Europe’s finest travel brands have been unveiled at World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Gala Ceremony 2018 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of the leading figures of Europe’s travel and tourism industry attended the ceremony at a red carpet gala, which was staged at the historic Zappeion Megaron Hall. Graham Cooke, Founder & President, World Travel Awards, said: “What an …

Why Is This Festival In Syros One to Watch Out For

Are you an art enthusiast visiting Syros? Then be prepared to be introduced to a one of a kind interactive art experience that takes place in July in Ermoupoli, the island’s capital. The Eye’s Walk Digital Festival is an innovative concept where digital technology, video installation and performing art go hand in hand with the …