chios mastic museum
This museum unveils the secrets of Mastiha cultivation and introduces us to the Culture of Mastiha. The know-how of Chios mastic cultivation was inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2014.
The exhibition introduces us to the traditional mastiha cultivation techniques, the history and culture of mastiha. It gives guests to do so through a multifaceted experience. The visitor can touch and smell the mastiha. Moreover , it allows guest to learn about the architecture, history and social organisation of the Mastichochoria area. Firstly, the section of the exhibition is dedicated to the cooperation of the mastiha producers and the way of the production. Secondly, it exhibits the history of mastiha and thirdly to its uses and exports all over the world. A variety of media are used in the exhibition, such as multimedia applications, films, models and machines from the first mastiha factory. The last section of the exhibition is outdoors, where the visitor walks around a mastiha grove.
In conclussion the museum is just 25minutes from Voulamandis House. We always recommend this museum to our guests. It is a wonderfull oportunity to combine it with some nice beaches around the area.