Vacations in Oinousses (Nothern Aegean - Greece)
Oinousses: The small island with the great marine tradition
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Vacations in Oinousses island - Oinousses, The small island with the great marine tradition
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Information On Oinousses
Oinousses is a small island cluster located in North Aegean, between Chios and the coasts of Asia Minor. the cluster also includes the islets of Panagia, Vatos, Gaidouronisi, Pontikonisi, Prasonisia, Pateroniso, Archontoniso.
The Oinousses village, the capital of Oinousses island, is amphitheatrically built on top of a seaside hill, on the south side of the island. Right across the harbor lies the verdant Pateroniso islet while the first thing you see arriving in the harbor is the bronze statue of a mermaid.
In the single one settlement of Oinousses you will enjoy your ride while watching the beautiful two-storey mansions, blooming gardens and whitewashed alleys. It is worth visiting the statue of the Unknown Sailor in the central square of Seamanship and the statue of Oinousiotissa Mana (=Mother) on the harbor symbolizing the anguish of the mother for the child's safe return from the trip.
Oinousses are a forgotten piece of paradise, an ideal destination for peaceful and relaxing holidays.
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Beaches Of Oinousses
Oinousses have many beautiful beaches, with the most accessible lying on the southwestern side of the island. Most of the beaches are small and quiet, with sand and transparent crystal sea. For absolute seclusion you should prefer the inaccessible northern beaches.
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Travel To Oinousses
You can reach Oinousses only through Chios, with daily boat trips that depart from the main harbor and last about an hour. Alternatively you can take the boat from the village of Lagkada (on Chios), as it will have you on Oinousses in merely 20 minutes.
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Transportation On Oinousses (Car Rentals)
Oinousses is a small island with some beautiful beaches close to the village, so a transportation is optional. However, if you have a car or a motorcycle you will be able to explore the beaches of Oinousses, as the small road network is in good condition and runs round the whole island.
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Accommodation On Oinousses (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
On Oinousses rooms to let are only a handful, so you should plan ahead for your accommodation. You do not get to choose the place you will stay in, as all rooms to let are found in the one single village of the Oinousses.
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Food & Drink On Oinousses
On Oinousses you will get to taste limpet rice, grilled octopus, fried calamari and fresh smelt. Also try the greens pie, the greens nuggets, keremezi (yogurt cheese) and accompany your meal with the famous local wine, after which the island was named.
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What To Buy On Oinousses
As a souvenir of your holiday on Oinousses you can get unique handmade textiles from the monastery.
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Attractions On Oinousses
The Nautical Museum of Oinousses records the naval history of the island through amazing collections.
The church of Agios Nikolaos, patron saint of Oinousses, is a big temple with a light grey-blue color and tiles.
The Evaggelismos Theotokou Monastery has an impressive architecture. It is in a verdant area while its internal garden is adorned with ornamental plants and flowers.
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Alternative Islands To Oinousses
Oinousses is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Psara (47 klm from Oinousses)
Lesvos (48 klm from Oinousses)
Ikaria (73 klm from Oinousses)
Samos (80 klm from Oinousses)
Fournoi (91 klm from Oinousses)
Agios Efstratios (147 klm from Oinousses)
Lemnos (163 klm from Oinousses)
Samothrace (214 klm from Oinousses)
Thassos (262 klm from Oinousses)
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Islands Connected To Oinousses
There is a ferry from Oinousses to the following islands:
Chios (direct connection to Oinousses)
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