Spiros Spiliopoulos’ toponymy map of Chios

How a former hunter piled up hundreds of nameplaces on a map compiled “just for the heck of it”

We are not animals

Safa and Narjes live in Vial, we live in our bubble

Vaggelis Xydas narrates stories of his life

He lives and enterprises in the area of Kampos, Chios; handyman, visionary and innovator, yet he wanted to become an aviator when he was young

Chantal Moreau relates her life stories

She worked as a teacher in Morocco, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Slovenia and France. She is vivid and curious like a little girl, she takes life as it comes and likes to travel. In recent years she has been living in Lithi of Chios.

The fish and the king of diamonds

I had never seen a patron like that in the coffee shop

Vangelis and Pink Floyd at the village

“Jeez, people used to dance to these tunes in clubs when I was thirty. There’s never going to be something as melodious as this.”

Vassilis tells stories from his life

Slim, upright in posture, never still, and always wearing a checked yellow headscarf, like an old-time villager in his field. He ended up on Chios from Amsterdam.

Stavrini tells stories about her life

She grew up among sheep and goats. In Astifidolakos on Mount Epos is her little paradise.

Gizela relates how she ended up in Chios

She lives in Berlin and Kalamoti, and many things in her live were pure coincidence

Woodcocks, dogs, hunters

The poor dogs got so scared by all that gunfire they couldn’t help spinning around