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Volissos in Chios island. Limnos beach

Volissos is located approximately 40 km from the capital city of Chios, built amphitheatrically on a hillside, on the top of which lays preserved a ruined Byzantine castle of trapezium shape with six circular towers.
It is the largest village in northwestern Chios and is cited as the birthplace of Homer.
In recent years it has been touristically developed with the necessary infrastructure to facilitate its visitors.

Some of the places you must visit are the village castle and a small museum located in the town square.
The village seaport is Limnia where there is a small port and a very small beach with pebbles. Within the borders of the settlement there are two small bars and taverns offering fresh seafood.

Having Volissos as a base, you can enjoy swimming in one of the many beaches at a short distance from the village, such as the beaches of Managros, Magemena, Gonia, Lefkathia and Limnos. Farther away are the beaches of Lampsa and Agia Markella.

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Events
On August 6 for the commemoration of the Transfiguration and on August 15 for the Feast of Our Lady.


Limnos beach
It is located near Volissos on the northwestern part of the island. The sandy beach will satisfy you with its magnificent crystal clear waters.
For your catering, you will find two taverns with fresh fish.


Accommodation
For your stay in Chios, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Volissos, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.


Access
There are high speed and conventional ship routes to Piraeus while the trip is ranging from 4.5 to 9 hours respectively.
Chios is connected to the neighboring islands of Mytilini (daily) and Limnos while there are daily routes for destination to Inousses and three times a week to Psara.
There is alsoa connection to Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis and Kavala through all year round.
During the summer season there are connections to other islands, too.

There are daily flights to and from Turkey, in particular the port of Cesme, which is one hour drive from Izmir.

Daily flights connect the island to Athens. Also, some days of the week there are routes from and to Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Limnos and Lesvos.
During the summer season, there are many charter flights and international airlines connecting the island to other European cities.

For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.


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