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Address: Vrontados | Chios, 822 00, Greece
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Roughly translated to mean “teacher’s stone,” legend has it that Homer once...

Roughly translated to mean “teacher’s stone,” legend has it that Homer once sat on this rock to teach his poetry.

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beautiful neighbourhood

good tavernas around, there are also nice beaches. downtown is 6km away. Not noisy, not too many tourists, nice place

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2016
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

good tavernas around, there are also nice beaches. downtown is 6km away. Not noisy, not too many tourists, nice place

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Daskalopetra took its name from Homer the poet .This is one of the most beautiful suburbs of chios. Thoukididis the historian mentioned chios and Homer in Peloponnesian war

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Thank Andreas B
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

On returning to Chios, I have to say that is is my most favorite beach. Right opposite my hotel, The Pearl Bay

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Thank Michael L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Dhalaskalopetera ("Teacher's Rock" - or "Omeiros Stone", t.i. "Homer's Rock"). Actually an ancient stone altar in the archeological site that served as a sanctuary of the godess Cybele. Neither the site itself nor this stone altar is impressive. If you don't visit you will not have missed much. And I can assure you ... Homer did not used a lectern... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Dhalaskalopetera ("Teacher's Rock" - or "Omeiros Stone", t.i. "Homer's Rock"). Actually an ancient stone altar in the archeological site that served as a sanctuary of the godess Cybele. Neither the site itself nor this stone altar is impressive. If you don't visit you will not have missed much. And I can assure you ... Homer did not used a lectern... More 

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Thank Arthur_Rob
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

daskalopetra is such an easy place to visit- I caught one of the blue buses just up from the quay. its wise to buy 2 or 3 tickets and to find out which number bus is doing that route today, from the office, just near the peafowl in the park. i like the exchange between driver and ticket holder, with... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

For the sake of Homer, Daskalopetra is worth a visit. It is only a few km north of Chios and we visited it after a trip to Nea Moni monastery. In true understated Greek style, we nearly missed the seat of Homer as it was up a dusty path at the back of a car park. However, I do love... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Tucked away on a hillside near a very pretty river-stone beach is a rock which might have been the spot where Homer taught his students through the age-old oral tradition. Local legend says so; it looks suited to the purpose and no one is harmed if it isn't found to be true in the long run. Take a look and... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Any other country would make more of this - put a piece of string round it ? charge for entrance ? invent some colourful legends ? - but not Greece, which is another reason to love Greece. Whether or not is has anything to do with Homer, it looks similar to various prehistoric temples scattered over Europe (Kokino for example).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

I think some of the reviewers have only found the beach and have not actually found Homer's Rock itself! Walk to the Northern end of the beach and you will find yourself in a large car park with a restaurant in it. At the back of the car park is a signed path that will take you up the hill... More 

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