Volissos (Βολισσός) is the largest village in northwest Chios. It sits on a hill that is crowned by a ruined Medieval castle. I used the village as a start and end point for half of a scenic drive around northern Chios.
The village, which was the home of the patron saint of Chios, St. Markella, doesn’t have a whole lot to see, but a recently restored area near the path to the castle is nice to walk through. There wasn’t anything open during the time of year we visited, but a small café opened its doors for us and invited us in for a nice cup of Greek coffee.
In all honesty, there’s not much to see at the ruined castle other than foundations and a few towers. There were once many buildings and churches inside the complex, and even a tunnel connecting it to the seashore. The best part of climbing up to the castle are the stunning views.