Welcome to Citrus Chios
Citrus was founded in 2008 as a multifaceted business venture whose main area of activity is the production of foods based on the renowned citrus fruits of Chios, an island in the eastern Aegean. Inspired by a history of systematic cultivation and commerce that dates back to the 14th century, Citrus aims at dynamically linking the past, present and future of citrus production in the area of Kambos with a model cottage industry. The fruit is used in high-quality products with significant nutritional properties, aimed at Greek and international markets.
The Citrus estate, a stunning expanse that dates from 1742, is also home to a museum dedicated to the area’s history and the prosperity it experienced thanks to its citrus farms, while tours are also organised so that visitors can learn about the fascinating past and exciting future of Kambos’s citrus tradition.
Citrus Comapany at a glance
• Cultivates two orchards of different citrus varieties, as well as Chios’s unique mandarins
• Runs a processing unit to produce artisanal sweets and other products
• Showcases the history of citrus farming on the island of Chios in a beautiful multi-purpose venue that hosts memorabilia and other archival material relating to the social evolution of Kambos, its citrus-growing tradition, cultivation methods and commerce in the past and present, casting Kambos as the historical farming community and cultural heritage treasure that it is.
The Citrus farm is over 4 hectares in size, spread out over two holdings in the Kambos area of Chios. It mainly produces organic fruits, using traditional cultivation methods so that these can be utilised directly by our workshops for manufacturing of our citrus products.
Visitors to Citrus can try our fresh delights and marzipans, all made by hand in the traditional manner, but also purchase spoon sweets, marmalades and fondants scented with the citrus and other fresh fruits that are the basis of all our products.