Searching for Homer


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Searching for Homer


  • 40 stories
  • 110km distance
  • 13 stops

The testimonies of ancient authors and European travelers, as well as the archaeological finds and traditions, reveal that Chios is the birthplace of Homer. The tour is composed of 2 parts. The first part focuses on the city of Chios and the second one on the mainland. You can take the tour in parts, according to your time and search for Homer

North Aegean Region - Regional Unit of Chios

The Regional Unit of Chios, including Chios, Psara, Oinousses, is one of the units of the Region of North Aegean and aims to highlight the rich and multicultural history of these islands.

Inclusions and Exclusions



Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location


City of Chios area

Starting point

Kato Phana area

Directions to starting point

The main port of the island


  • The port of Chios
  • The ‘Adamantios Korais’ Public Library
  • Archaeological Museum of Chios
  • Byzantine Museum of Chios
  • Xylas Pedestrian
  • Homerion Cultural Center
  • Daskalopetra
  • The tomb of Psycharis
  • Aipos-Flori
  • Pityos
  • Volissos
  • Emporio
  • Kato Phana

Important information

Recommended visiting hours

10:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Additional admission

There is a ticket for the museums

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.

Contributors and Bibliography


  • Babble Graphic Design
  • Clio Muse
  • The objects exhibited in museums and archeological sites are under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chios. The rights of the photos belong to the Ministry of Culture and Sports- Fund of Archaeological Proceeds based on Law 3028/2002.
  • The rights of the depicted objects from Koraes Library belong to the “Koraes“ Central Public Library of Chios, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.



  • Ζαχαρού – Λουτράρη Αθηνά, 2005. Όμηρος Χίος αοιδός. Η Χίος διεκδικεί και τιμά τον Όμηρο ανά τους αιώνες. Χίος: Άλφα Πι
  • Ζαχαρού – Λουτράρη Α., Πέννα Β., Μανδάλα Τ., 1988. Τα μνημεία της Χίου. Χίος: Ιστορία και Τέχνη. Χίος: Νομαρχία Χίου & Σύλλογος Φίλων του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Χίου.
  • Ζαχαρού – Λουτράρη Αθηνά, 2017. Κωνσταντίνος Ν. Κανελλάκης (1840 – 1916). Ο αυτοδίδακτος λόγιος της Χίου και η πολύπλευρη προσφορά του στο χιακό πολιτισμό. Τόμος Α’: Βιογραφικά – Αλληλογραφία. Χίος: Άλφα Πι.
  • Μερούσης Νίκος, 2012. Στον παράδεισο του Αρχιπελάγους. Η Χίος μέσα από το βλέμμα των περιηγητών (1420 – 1820). Χίος: Άλφα Πι
  • Σπανός Γρηγόρης, 2007. Ο Αριούσιος οίνος. Το κρασί της Χίου. Χίος: Αριούσιος Α.Ε.
  • Ψυχάρης Γιάννης, 1988. Το ταξίδι μου. Αθήνα: Νεφέλη

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To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!


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