Masticulture wishes for visitors to experience their vacation on Chios as a journey for all senses. Our associates are carefully selected so that what they or their services provide is the very best, most memorable and most special for each individual client. Each of our collaborations is carefully evaluated according to ecotourism standards and what it can offer you in terms of quality.
Accommodation on Chios island
The characteristic settlements on Chios have a medieval allure. Ranging from transformed houses in traditional villages to villas built in the heart of orchards, their architectural charm is impressive and distinct, revealing the passion that went into building these centuries ago as well as the dedication that went into renovating them in more recent years by their hospitable owners.
Alternative tourism activities on Chios island
Authentic is the key word! Involving locals, who love, protect and conserve the nature, history and tradition of Chios.
In Mesta and in other villages most residents reap their broad beans during the autumn. In this way they feed the land, using them as an organic fertiliser, while also feeding their households, with this nutritious bean. Pulses, seasonal garden vegetables, dairy, fish, fruit, extra virgin olive oil and of course wine make up just one part of the local products, served at taverns, restaurants and at Masticulture's surprise picnics.
We cooperate with local businesses that run modern, air-conditioned buses driven by friendly, flexible drivers. We also work with the island's taxi drivers, and under special circumstances we even enrol the local donkeys on our adventure missions. Thus transportation with Masticulture can be more than a way of going from one place to another and actually become an experience in itself.
Guided Tours on Chios island
A professional tour guide will show you Chios' most fascinating sites and monuments with seriousness and precision.
We also act as the point of distribution of Chios-Echo automatic audio guides for Mesta.
Classes and seminars of folk arts and crafts of Chios island
Dance, pottery, iconography are all taught by experts from our village in Mesta.
For outdoors activities we select only high quality equipment, by preference bought from local merchants, always keeping the security and comfort as a top priority for visitors following our programmes.