Mesta Village | Chios
Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Mesta, located 35 Km south west of Chios town at an altitude of 120 m, is one of the Mastic Villages (Pyrgi, Armolia, Olympi, Emporios and more), the group of villages in South Chios where main activity is the cultivation of mastic (have been added in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO).
This 12th century village has the special architectural style of a medieval village-castle. Narrow streets, all around fortification, pentagonal plan and narrow roads are its main characteristics.