Living in Vrontados village
One of the two places where the volunteers live together is a traditionally built house, in the biggest village of Chios Island: Vrontados. There, we share all the tasks concerning maintaining the house and making living together as pleasant as possible.
Our house is located very conveniently, as it is just 4 km far from the center and just about 200 m far from the local beach "Daskalopetra", where we can enjoy swimming in the clear blue Aegean Sea during the summer time! More over, from our house we can reach easily each place where we work by foot- so no transportation means are necessary. Especially, the computer working place couldn't be more easier to reach which it situated on one floor of our house! Here, we work for six hours every weekday if there were no tasks that can reduce these six hours, e.g. in the primary school or concerning the sailing-project.
Besides this we also have a lovely dog called José living in our garden and being the best friend of us volunteers!
In our free time, we explore all of these interesting places, like historical monuments, which Chios has to offer. More over, we take part at cultural events that let us get to know Greece and its culture and traditions better. On special occasion, e.g. on public holidays, we take opportunity to visit also the surrounding area, e.g. Lesvos Island which is reachable from Chios by ferry or the large metropolis Izmir, as the Turkish coast is just 10 km far from Chios and also reachable by ferry.
These are just a few advantages of living on a Greek island, which has an average temperature of 27 °C in the summer with almost no clouds and even in the end of October we were able to go swimming and after it got dried by the sun !