Rocket War in Chios Island 2018 | Greece, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Rocket War in Chios Island 2018

Where:   Vrontádos, Chios Island (Eastern Aegean Sea), Greece
When:    Saturday, March 31, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Online hotel reservationsOnce a year, on the night between Saturday and Sunday of Easter (Holy Saturday), a traditional fireworks battle between the people of Saint Mark church and the people of Virgin Mary Erethianis church, is held.

The churches that are situated one against the other, function as targets to a mutual fire. On Saturday evening, around 8 o'clock, the churches begin to shoot thousands of fireworks. The open space between the churches is wrapped with smoke and earsplitting noise.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to  check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

This is a humorous event where thousands of tourists and locals cheer to the shooters who aim the fireworks to the opposite church.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.

Rocket War in Chios Island
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO)
26, Amalias Athens
Phone: +30 210 3310392
Fax : +30 210 331064

Chios travel information
Dialing code: 227
Longitude: 26.13583°
Latitude: 38.36778°
Greece information address: Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Tourist website:

Greece country details
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +30
Language: Greek

Greece background and overview:
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]