Thucydides claimed that Volissos was the birthplace of Homer. Volissos is one of the oldest villages in the northwest Chios with approximately 500 inhabitants. The modern infrastructures related to its long history manifest a distinctive contrast. The Castle on top of the hill overlooking the village, the Byzantine churches, the famous watermills and the great pilgrimage of Myrovolos, Agia Markella, supplement the beautiful village Amani. During the first fortnight of August, the festivals that take place in the 6th and 15th of August are a unique experience. Limnia is its port, where there are itineraries for the vicinal Psara. The nearby beaches are full of different options: sandy or pebbly, while the west beaches are always cooler. Within close distance, you will find several beaches, like Managros, Magemena, Lefkathia, Gonia etc. The varied flora of the amphitheatrically Volissos, which includes olive trees, citrus fruits and aromatic plants, combined with the developed tourist infrastructures, the crystal clear waters, its trails and the alternative activities offered promote this village to an idyllic destination. The road northwest of Volissos ends in Agio Gala and its significant Cave.
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