“Chios Mastic is a natural, aromatic resin in teardrop shape produced from the mastic tree (pistacia lentiscus var. chia) only growing in the southern part of Chios Island. The uniqueness of the product is attributed not only to a deep-rooted tradition in cultivation, but also to certain soil and weather conditions that favour mastic tree’s flourishing.” Read more HERE and HERE
Explore Chios Island’s renowned mastic product in its medieval settlement complex, known as Mastichochoria (meaning mastic villages), which date back to the 14th century. Up to this day mastic harvesting and all other processes are done by hand. Moreover, mastic is nowadays used for medicinal purposes as well as in cosmetics. Read more HERE
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