In Byzantine Volissos flourished, but the town history starts much earlier. Here it is said that Glaucus brought Homer to become a teacher of the children of Chios. After the Middle Ages the “rise” of Volissos started. Families kings and generals chose this place for their stay. General Belisarius, lived here for the last year of his life and built the citadel of Volissos. The citadel was six towers tall within its the stone walls, which still awe-inspiring to visitors. There followed a period of genouokratia where in Volissos castles and towers were built in order to supervise the plain and the Aegean Sea. In the history of this place and are renowned vineyards. The vines of Ariousias produced the famous “Wine Ariousios.” These vineyards they were one of the things destroyed by the Turks in 1822, by burning everything. Few vineyards survived, and are located at the Kourounia village at the north side of Volissos. All houses have strict and austere appearance. Narrow streets, mostly paved with “liladia” (pebbles) from the beach. Vines in almost every home. Windmills and watermills around the village. Byzantine churches bring man closer to the Creator. This is our Volissos …
Lefkathia: The most “popular” beach of the northwest Chios. With a dense pine forest on the left-upper – side, it is a beach with sand, perfect for sunbathing and games (famous annual beach volley tournament in the first week of August). On the beach there is a beach bar which offers free umbrellas and sunbeds (there is a shower with fresh water).
Limnos: Sandy beach, located right after Lefkathia. The area has two restaurants, a beach bar (offering free sunbeds, umbrellas, fresh water showers) and a patisserie-café bar.
Gonia: The western end of the beach of Magemena. Sandy with a beach bar (offers umbrellas and sunbeds free of charge).
Managros: It is the largest beach with a length of 1.5 km, It is sandy with deep, crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and sunbathing. You should bring along fluids and snacks (as well as sun protection) as it is not an “organized” beach.
Anemomilos-Magemena: The natural extension of the beach Managros. Coarse pebbles with incredible views across the southwestern part of the island. There exists (Magemena) a beach bar (offering free sunbeds and umbrellas, there is also a shower with fresh water).