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Vrontados ( ) is a small coastal town located at the eastern part of the island of Chiosmarker in Greecemarker. With a population of about 4,500 the town hosts the seat of the municipality of Omiroupolismarker.


The town has a strong tradition in merchant seafaring and is currently the home of various important Greek ship owners. Also Vrontados is well known for its unique Easter celebration known as rouketopolemos (rocket war).

Historical References

The legendary Poet Homer was supposedly born in Chiosmarker, on the north side of the Vrontados coast is the so called "Homer's stone", a rather uncomfortable natural rock throne where according to the legend the poet sang and taught.

According to tradition, Christopher Columbus, visited Vrontados in order to study nautical charts and get information of experienced Vrondadian seamen who would help him to his great voyage for the discovery of America.

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