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Chios has a vast history, to which the inhabitants look back with both pride and grief. There are many famous people who call Chios their home or place of birth, and its rich culture is admirable. Here an overview over the history of Chios.
Chios, the island on the frontier of Europe and Asia nowadays is also considered as the isle bordering two different cultures based on two exceedingly contrasting religions: Islamic world, and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
And so, many people, both the Chians and foreigners, reckon there was never any other religion followers residing the island.
The Massacre of Chios is for sure the worst event in the history of Chios. During the 4th century Greece was under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire.