Located about 40km away from the capital of the island, Volissos has a long history. At Volissos, as to Thoukidedes, there was once an ancient Aeolic city, and the rumor that it was the birthplace of Homer is still a legend told. 
On the top of the hill was built a castle in the medieval times. The Byzantine castle has a trapezoid shape with six circular towers. Inside the castle there were several buildings, cisterns and churches. There was also a tunnel connecting the castle with the seashore and the Pithonas district.
Volissos is the biggest village in NW Chios - Amani mountain area - and it’s the capital of Municipality of Amani.
Managros, Magemena, Gonia, Limnia (the port which is connected by boat with Psara island),Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, Aghia Marcella, are the beaches of the village dip in the blue Aegean Sea. In the local festivals on August 6th and 15th, the visitor can enjoy the musical and dancing tradition of the villages.
In a short way from Volissos there is the pilgrimage of the local Saint "Aghia Marcella". On July 22nd, thousands of worshipers coming from all over the island and the country are gathered to celebrate. Holly water springs from a hole just beside the cold sea.

In Volissos village one can find all necessary for a perfect holiday. The telecommunication is good and there is a Cash Machine to withdraw money as well as: a post office, a national phone company office (OTE), a Health Clinic, Pharmacy, a Police Department, a hairdresser, several restaurants, taverns, cafes, pastry shops, grocers, butchers and a wood oven where you can have your daily fresh-baked bread. Moreover, itinerant fishermen and greengrocers visit the village three times per week.

The region lends itself to hiking and herb collecting, especially in springtime.

Volissos village gives the visitor the chance to travel back in time and experience a lifestyle that is about to get lost.

Volissos gallery