Volissos is the largest village in northwestern Chios. It is the capital of the Municipality of Amani and it is distant 40 km from the Town. Volissos is a village with a long history: according to Thucydides is an old town and rumored as the birthplace of Homer. At the top of the village stands the castle, a defensive fort dating back to medieval times which is said to have been built by Belisarius, general of Justinian. The castle has a trapezoid shape and in it there were buildings, cisterns
Located 16 kilometers northwest of the town of Chios, the visitor can discover the picturesque village of Lagada. It is a village, which descends from the ancient villages of Kila and Kydianta. Due to the continuous attacks in the area, residents were mostly sailors and fishermen. In Lagada today, visitors can rent rooms or apartments and enjoy traditional seafood and appetizers in restaurants and taverns along the beach. The village celebrates with great magnificence the feast of St. Sophia on
Kardamila are in a distance of 28 km from Chios to the North. The name describes a place in plural and the reason for that is that they are two villages. The upper that are called “Ano Kardamila” and the other that is a bit further down “Marmaro”, closer to the sea. Ano Kardamila is the old village that lies on a steep hill "Vouno tis Grias" (mountain of the old woman). The village is characterized by its traditional architecture, narrow streets, Macadam streets and the houses which are built
Amades is a small village in the northern part of the island, a road distance of 41 km from the town of Chios. Located at the foot of the mountain Pellinaion. The whole area is covered by cherry and olive trees. There are many streams and windmills in the area. Near the village there is a beautiful beach that fills the summer months by locals.
Fita is a small village in northern Chios (one of the "northern villages"), a road distance of 40 km from the town of Chios. The average elevation of the village is 480 meters above sea level, making Fita the second highest village of the island after Spartounda (530 meters). Indeed, both these villages are among the villages of Pelinnaion, the highest mountain of the island. Nearest settlement is the village Kipouries about a half mile to the south and lower. The village is known for its
Viki is a mountain village in northern Chios at a road distance of 42 kilometers from the city of Chios. It is built on the northern slope of the highest mountain of the whole island, the Pelinaion.
Sights of the village are the Church of the Assumption, the bell tower, the stone memorial of the fallen in the wars of 1912 and 1940, the ancient church of Prophet Elias and the church of Agia Paraskevi.
From Viki village visitors can start climbing the Pelinaio mountain, one of the most