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Mastic and the mastic-villages

Mastic-villages (Mastichochoria)

  The mastic-villages (Mastichochoria) are located in southern Chios, where the cultivation of mastic gave economic prosperity to the local population. They were built in the 14th century, in the first years of the Genoese occupation of the island (1346-1566). A common feature of these villages is that they were built in places that are not visible from the sea, dominating small valleys that were protected by the surrounding hills. The Genoese rulers organized the area of the mastic-villages with a fortification system to protect the assets of the company "Maona" (SA), which formed immediately after the occupation of the island to exploit the local produce of the land and cultivators. Inside this general fortifications are included the castle-villages.

  Mesta is one of these which survived the great earthquake of 1881 and still maintains its original fortress-like character. It is worth noting that Mesta are inhabited continuously from their establishment until today, carrying folklore and historical elements through the centuries.

  

Mastiha

  Mastic is a natural resin producednfrom the trunk of mastic trees. Its color varies from whitish to yellowish, being transparent to translucent at first, but as it ages it gets a more yellow and opaque color. The mastic tree is an evergreen shrub that has the scientific name: «Pistacia Lentiscus var. Chia». It is fully developed in 40-50 years and lives about 100 years or more. From the 5th to 6th year it begins to give the resin (mastic) and after the 15th year it produces 60 to 250 grams per year and in rare cases, the very large trees, can produce up to 400 grams per year.

  

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