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Mesta, Chios GR. 82100

Tel: +30 22710 28891

Tel 2: +30 22710 76455

Mob: +30 6972 490707

E-mail: floradirooms@gmail.com

ΜΗΤΕ:0312Κ122Κ0061900

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Mesta
  On the origin of the name of Mesta, there is no precise information but there are various assumptions, that say it comes from the word "amistha" ("unpaid"). Mesta is the best preserved of the castle-villages that were built during the first years of the Genoese occupation of Chios. It survived until today, maintaining its original fort and historic character, with few exceptions that do not affect the unity of the style throughout the village. The reasons that our village has maintained its original character more than the other villages, are the fact that it withstood the devastating earthquake that struck the island in 1881, and that the locals have experienced this style of living throughout centuries.  

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Mesta photo

    The fact that it withstood the great destruction (as the locals call the devastating earthquake until today) is due to the rocky subsoil on which it is built and the cohesion of the buildings. The simple and plain way of living of the villagers and their hard and arduous work in the countryside, which continued the same for centuries, consolidated habits that did not require changes in this existing residential environment. Moreover, the city of Chios with the innovations that was adopting in the lifestyle was far away (at that time) and the transportations were limited, therefore its influence was minimal.

 

Mesta today

  Mesta has been inhabited continuously. Its centuries-long living in this highly structured environment along with the exceptionally difficult living conditions developed a very unique way of life. Its people, carries of the Byzantine culture and hierarchy of values based on its long history, created an unprecedented culture that is preserved to date. The tradition of incalculable value that is practiced daily in a series of customs and behaviors, reflect on a way of life based on solidarity, love and support for all fellowmen of the community constitute. It could be a proposal of life.

 

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