Came across this wonderful article on Chios Island, strongly recommend reading it in planning your next journey. A personal approach to Greek Hospitality.
Chios, the Magical Greek Island, allure things are all around us but most people never find them, Chios Isle
the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.
The first is that the name Chios stems from "Chiona," who was the daughter of the island's ancient King Inopion. The other theory is that comes from the name "Hios," the son of Neptune, at the birth of whom, too much snow (hioni) fell on the island. Folklore contends Chios was the birthplace of both the Greek poet Homer in 8 BCE, and that of Christopher Columbus in 1451. Chios is the place where he got his navigation maps.