Tag: Chios

Pyrgi Chios xysta

The Mathematical Masterminds of Medieval Pyrgi

It is well-known that the academic mathematicians of ancient Greece made a hugely significant contribution to world thought. However, the ancient inhabitants of the tiny village of Pyrgi on the island of Chios present to us their mathematical brilliance in a more unexpected way – through their design tradition, patterns called xysta.

Greek Easter destinations

The top Greek destinations for a special Easter

Across the country, from north to south, and all around the Greek islands, Easter customs and traditions are preserved unchanged through the centuries. Here are some of the most popular Easter destinations in Greece, that honour and welcome the holiday of Easter in special ways, offering unique experiences to visitors.