It is a medieval village which has been rebuilt. There are a few arches that are left over from the narrow streets in the center of the village, which give an idea of the real appearance. The residents maintain along tradition on creating and decorating ceramics such as pitchers, vases, jugs, mugs and cups so there is a wonderful collection of local ceramics. On a hill, in west of the village stands the Byzantine Castle of Apolichnon.
Katarraktis is a seaside village of south Chios, at a road distance of 15 km from the city of Chios. Residents are engaged in agriculture and fishing.
The waterfront is ideal for walking and rest in one of the cafes or fish taverns. Taking a boat in conditions of absolute calm you can see the ruins of an ancient sunken settlement, suggesting precipitation of an ancient earthquake. If you like fishing it's a perfect place to catch octopus and crabs.
Nenita is a large village in the southeastern Chios in a road distance of 18 kilometers from the town of Chios and about two of the sea. Residents of Nenita engaged in agriculture and produce olives, olive oil, almonds, grapes and mastic. As a large village Nenita have several neighborhoods: the Old Village, St. George, Saints Anargiron, Pirgou and more.
Elata is a small village in southwestern Chios island, road distance 23 km from the town of Chios. Is one of about 22 villages of southern Chios where mastic tree grown which is extracted the gum. The village, far enough from the coast, overlooking the open Aegean Sea west of Chios, but without visual contact with the nearest beach clearly indicates, together with the architecture of the village, the fear of pirates. Specifically, in Elata survives, the form of "village - castle" closed with a
Koini is a small village in the southeastern part of the island, about 23 km from the town of Chios. The village was like those medieval Mesta and Olympi. It was completely destroyed and half the inhabitants died in the earthquake of 1881. The lower part of the village (Lower Door) suffered less damage from the earthquake and so is the best preserved part of the Common. Today residents of Koini is permanently around 150.
Kallimasia is one of the largest Mastiha villages. On March 22, 1881, Chios was struck by the most destructive earthquake in its history. 420 people were killed in Kalimassia and huge damages occurred. Inside the village, visitors can admire the ruins of medieval towers and several well-preserved, impressive churches.
It is also worth visiting Panagia Plakidiotissa monastery, built upon the ruins of a former monastery dating from the 16th century.