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Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
The Island of Chios
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece
Chios Island Travel Guide, Chios Greece


Located about 40km. away from the capital of the island, Volissos has a long history. At Volissos, as to Thoukidedes, there was once an ancient Aeolic city, and the rumor that it was the birthplace of Homer is still a legend told.
On the top of the hill was built a castle in the medieval times. The Byzantine castle has a trapezoid shape with six circular towers. Inside the castle there were several buildings, cisterns and churches. There was also a tunnel connecting the castle with the seashore and the Pithonas district.
Volissos is the biggest village in NW Chios - Amani mountain area - and it’s the capital of Municipality of Amani.
Managros, Magemena, Gonia, Limnia (the port which is connected by boat with Psara island), Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, Aghia Marcella, are the beaches of the village dip in the blue Aegean Sea.

Volissos, Chios

Sunrise in Volissos, Chios

Wind mills and the ruins of some water mills as well as a lot of Byzantine churches adorn the surrounding area. The main temple of the village is devoted to "The transfiguration of Christ" and is celebrated on the 6th of August, another church in the village devoted to Panaghia (Virgin Mary) and is celebrated on the 15th of August. In the local festivals on August 6th and 15th, the visitor can enjoy the musical and dancing tradition of the villages.
In a short way from Volissos there is the pilgrimage of the local Saint "Aghia Marcella". On July 22nd, thousands of worshipers coming from all over the island and the country are gathered to celebrate. Holly water springs from a hole just beside the cold sea.

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Chios hotels, Apartments and Houses

Chios Hotels, Chios apartments, Chios holiday houses

Chios Car Hire

Car Rentals in Chios


Trypes, Parparia, Volissos, Spartouda, Siderounda, Katavasi, Diefxa, Fita, Kipouries, Pispilounta, Potamia, Melanios, Aghio Galas, Haladra, Aphrodisia, Keramos, Leptopoda, Egrigoros, Kourounia, Nenitouria, Pirama


Prehistoric Times
Prehistoric Aghio Galas
Ancient Times
Medieval Times
Kournas Monastery, Aghia Matrona Monastery, Fortress of Volissos, Watchtowers, Ta Markou ruined village
Late Byzantine Times
St George Prastia Siderountas, Monastery Moundon, Virgin of Aghio Galas, The Holy Shrine Of St. Marcella

Chios beaches

Elinda, Metoxi, Tigani, Magemena, Managros, Prastia, Limnia, Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, Aghia Marcella, Ezousa, Zanakounta, Agiasmata

Date: Κυριακή, 13 Αυγούστου 2006
Nikoletta Tsigarida, Chios
Comment:We went to eat at Pyrgos Village Restaurant at 12 Aug 06 and it was unacceptable for a restaurant of a first class hotel. They were not serving anything but pasta cause as they said they were preparing for a party the next day!!! The sortest list of white wines ever saw in a wines list... just one white wine in the list!! The lights were excellent if you had been there just for a drink but it was underlit for a could hardly read the catalog, not to mention you couldn’t see what you were eating. The price was rediculus high for the service provided. The restaurant service and cuisine needs improvement, else it is definitely a "must NOT"
Date: Τετάρτη, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2005
eleni, usa
Comment:Ego ezisa sti voliso ja pola xronia It's a beautiful village.Hi Kosta and Dimitri
Date: Πέμπτη, 3 Ιουνίου 2004
Beth Riley, UK
Comment:I have stayed in volissos at Stella’s apartements. they truely are beautiful. We are going again this year. you need a car or moped but it is worth it. A breathtaking holiday experience in traditional cottages