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Halkios

Location

Halkios is on the southeast part of our beautiful island of Chios and situated in the middle of Kambochora, about eight and a half kilometers away from the city of Chios, with which it communicates with contemporary transport means.

It is also the center of the municipality after the joining of six colonies, which means that from the east it is near Vassileoniko, from the west it seems adjacent to Ververato, from the south connected with Vavili and Neochori, from the north with the mountain Korakari and from the southwest with Zifia. Walking up to Agios Georgios, the view ranges beyond Halkios, Kambochora, Thymiana, Tholopotami and Agios Georgios Sikousi.

The village Halkios is the biggest of all the villages in the municipality. It has a population of 906 citizens (1991 census) and the cultivating land covers 3.9 square kilometers, not including the big extents of pasture-ground of Korakari, Misovouno and Mili.

Halkios has always been characterized as a "Kefalochori". This means that it used to be a prosperous village, with a rich agricultural production of cereals, citrus fruits, crops, olive oils, gardening products, almonds, and the beans for which Halkios is famous for. In the past the inhabitants also used to produce wine and tobacco, but these times are long past since.

The Town Hall is situated in the center of the municipality of Kambochora and located on the main external road of Halkios. The Municipal School Center is on the main external road of Halkios, at the place of the old Fliskion School for Girls and consists only of five teachers. Apart from the students from Ververato and Vavili that have their own single-teacher schools, some students from other villages of the municipality also study in this school. Besides, the Nursery School of Kambochora is located in Halkios.