Rocket War in Chios Island 2019

Where: Vrontádos, Chios Island (Eastern Aegean Sea), ,
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Rocket War in Chios Island - Photo by: www.visitgreece.gr
Rocket War in Chios
Rocket War in Chios Island
Photo by: www.visitgreece.gr

Once 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.
IMPORTANT !
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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Contact details:
Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO)
26, Amalias Athens
Phone: +30 210 3310392
Fax : +30 210 331064
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Athens
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+30
Time Zone:
UTC+2 (Summer UTC+3)
Language:
Greek
Location:
Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Climate:
Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers.
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]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
227
Longitude:
26.13583°
Latitude:
38.36778°

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