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The "Agha"

On Ash Monday at the village square and in the presence of many people from all over Chios, one of the villagers disguises himself as an Agha (that is a Turkish judge during the period of Turkish domination) and judges the dwellers and visitors in a mocking way. The Agha surrounded by his escort (that is men who are dressed in an analogous way) arrives at the square in order to bring people to trial. After the trials there is always a dance with traditional music, food and drinks of their own production (that is wine and souma).

Easter in Mesta


Mesta is the ideal place for a pleasant holiday all year round. And every time the visitor has to see and enjoy something new. It is also worth visiting Mesta on Easter, visitors comes to worship, listen to the sequences, decorate the epitaph, celebrate the Resurrection at the Taxiarches Church, see the burning of Judas and enjoy the customs of the village. And as the stay at Mesta was marked in a large touristic exhibition, "you will feel like a native in no time" On Good Friday, there were hanging candles that filled the scene with the devotion of the day. Τhis time Mesta is a unique setting to experience unique moments.

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