Mesta is the furthest from the medieval villages, but also the most well preserved. The form of the village and its architecture is totally unique. The houses are built side by side with no gaps, leaving only two main gates to the village. The streets are narrow and most are covered with arches on which houses are built. The whole village has been designed and built as a labyrinth in order to prevent the raiding parties of pirates can easily reach the center of the village where the main
The Mavra Volia beach is located in the southern part of the island, 5 km from Pirgi. It is one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan beaches of the island, while an attraction as large black pebbles resulted from the explosion of a volcano that is next in the prehistoric. The waters are crystal clear. It is also deeply dark blue color because of the black pebbles. Also there are rooms, cafes and taverns offering fresh seafood.
It was first explored in 1985. The cave is sufficiently exploited to visit and consists of a main chamber, which is apparent the detachment of some sections of stalactites along with the formation of new ones. It deserves a visit and the decoration is of particular interest.The place, where the entrance has been constructed, has spectacular views over the Aegean.
It is located 25 km from the center of Chios and is one of the most beautiful villages of Chios. Features that make the village unique (is also called the "painted" village) are the black geometric decoration of the exterior walls of houses “scratch” as they are called. This is a technique by hand, carving geometric patterns in black and white. It is also a medieval village with narrow streets, numerous churches and the Byzantine Church of the Agioi Apostoloi of the 13th century. The houses are
The church of the Old Taxiarchis, a vaulted monoklitos basilica which became double roomed in the 1794. In the north aisle is groined while in the old department there are blind arches with decorative bottlenecks used and a circular sanctuary apse. Inside there have been revealed remarkable frescoes while the carved temple of the church with many scenes from the Old and New Testament, is a work of 1833, and a representative sample of local woodcarving.
The oldest temple perhaps is that of