Volissos

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.

Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos

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.

Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos

Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos

Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos

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.

Volissos Castle in Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos Castle

Volissos Castle in Volissos, Chios, Greece

Volissos Castle

View from Volissos Castle in Volissos, Chios, Greece

View from Volissos Castle

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