The “Chios Societies of America and Canada, Inc.” cordially invites all fellow Chians and their friends to attend the 8th International and 64th National Chian Convention that will be held in Chios, from July 30 – August 5, 2019.  Every four years, the international convention returns us to our roots, to the place where our parents and grandparents were born, and to introduce our children, friends, and relatives to Chios, the place we all love.

On the evening of Tuesday, July 30th, the official opening ceremony will take place at the Chandris Hotel following by a welcome reception dinner. On Wednesday, July 31st, we will be hosting a beach party with DJ and nighttime Fireworks display for the young adults. On Thursday, August 1st, the delegate meeting will take place in the morning at the Mastic Museum of Chios in Pyrgi, a UNESCO Recognized Site, where the Delegates and their families are invited to tour the museum.  A tour of the village of Pyrgi will follow the meeting with a stop at Emporios.  In the evening, we are visiting Mesta Square for a concert featuring Gianna Fafaliou.  On Friday, August 2nd, everyone is invited to join us on an excursion to the Islands of Oinousses for a day at the beach.  On Saturday evening, August 3rd, we will attend and support the Enosis Omogenon Society’s Annual Dance.  On Sunday, August 4th there will be an Environmentalist Outing and Clean-Up of Plastic Waste on Chian Beaches.  The Convention concludes on Monday, August 5th, our second excursion is to Kambia Ravine, also a UNESCO Recognized Site for its environmental uniqueness. This will feature a fundraiser for the Special Needs Children of Chios. 

The Supreme Lodge and Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing all members, their families, and friends, at the Convention, so that we may continue this tradition and see forth our ongoing efforts to achieve our goals as Chians. The Convention will be a great opportunity for all Chians from the United States and Canada to meet other Chians from Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Anyone interested in further information, please call ASAP:

Supreme President, Dimitrios B. Kontolios, at 201-960-9260, or 694-255-9235 when in Greece

–or –
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To attend the dinner dance:
Enosis Omogenon Chios, Sgouta 1, 821 00 Chios, Greece, 22710-44616 (office),

Pantelis Bournias, President, (phone) 22710-82244 


Tuesday, July 30th  – Chandris Hotel – Info/Tickets: Despina Bouboulis + 30 697-914-1700

Wednesday, July 31stVrontados – Info: Christina Gerazounis + 30 698-450-4136 or George Doulos + 001-718-450-2527

Wednesday, July 31stMaria Tsakos Foundation Gallery (Near Bella Vista) - Info: Pantelis Bournias + 30 22710-82244

                       Exhibition of History of Chian Art from 4th century BC to present

Thursday, August 1st  – Mastic Museum of Chios, Pyrgi, UNESCO Recognized Site - Info: Maria Stefanias + 698-788-2904

Thursday, August 1st   – Mesta - Tickets: Despina Bouboulis + 30 697-914-1700 Info: George Almiroudis +30 698-185-4240

Friday, August 2nd  - Info/Tickets: Vasilios Skordalos + 30 690-937-8579

Saturday, August 3rd

                                                                 Info/Tickets: Pantelis Bournias + 30 22710-82244

Sunday, August 4th 

Monday, August 5th  


Τρίτη, 30 Ιουλίου  – Ξενοδοχείο Χανδρής - Πληροφορίες/Εισιτήρια: Δέσποινα Μπουμπούλη + 30 697-914-1700        

Τετάρτη, 31 Ιουλίου – Βροντάδος – Πληροφορίες: Χριστίνα Γεραζούνη + 30 698-450-4136 η Γιώργος Ντούλος + 001-718-450-2527

Τετάρτη, 31 Ιουλίου - Ίδρυμα «Maria Tsakos» Bella Vista - Πληροφορίες: Παντελής Μπουρνιάς + 30 22710-82244

                                 Ιστορία της Χιώτικης Ζωγραφικής από τον 4ο Αιώνα π.Χ. Μέχρι Σήμερα

  Πέμπτη, 1η Αυγούστου –  ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΜΑΣΤΙΧΑΣ ΧΙΟΥ, Πυργί, Αναγνωρισμένο από την UNESCO

                                                                     Πληροφορίες: Μαρία Στεφανιά + 698-788-2904

Πέμπτη, 1η Αυγούστου – Μεστά - Εισιτήρια: Δέσποινα Μπουμπούλη + 30 697-914-1700

                                                        Πληροφορίες: Γιώργος Αλμυρούδης +30 698-185-4240

Παρασκευή, 2 Αυγούστου - Πληροφορίες/Εισιτήρια: Βασίλης Σκορδαλός + 30 690-937-8579

Σάββατο, 3 Αυγούστου


Κυριακή, 4 Αυγούστου

Δευτέρα, 5 Αυγούστου  

               Με σκοπό την συλλογή των χρημάτων για τα Παιδιά με ειδικές ανάγκες της Χίου €10/ άτομο δωρεά

            Πληροφορίες/Εισιτήρια: Δημήτρης Κοντολιός +30 694-255-9235 η + 001 201-960-9260(ΗΠΑ)                      

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