One of the largest and most interesting of the Greek islands, Chios has been little touched by tourism. From ancient times, through Homer to occupation by the Genoese, Venetians and finally the Turks, Chios has had a turbulent and fascinating history. It is this history that has given the island a wide diversity of architecture and many places of interest to see. Visit one of its Medieval walled villages like Mesta or Byzantine Church and Monastery of Nea Moni. Wander round the Cambos area of Chios town with its imposing Genoese and Venetian mansions sitting in their large orange and mandarin groves. Take a drive down to the beach of Kato Fana and its ancient temple of Apollo. As you travel across Chios' varied landscape you will find an abundance of beaches to choose from, tavernas to stop at, something else to discover and somewhere else to bring its rich history alive.
Volissos lies on the North West Coast of the island, 40 km from the main town and the airport. Built on a hill, the village spills down from the 11th Century Genoese castle in a cluster of small streets and houses. As you wander round these narrow lanes you quickly realise that Volissos is still very much a traditional village. From the Saddle Maker to the Baker still baking over his wood fired oven, from the Cheese Maker to the locals returning from the fields on their donkeys Volissos allows you a glimpse of vanishing Greece. The villagers are welcoming and friendly treating tourists as visitors. Whether you come as a family, alone or as a couple, Volissos has something for everybody looking to relax and unwind in its peaceful tranquility. Volissos is not a tourist village, the majority of people returning in the summer grew up in the village. Even so you will find everything you need for your holiday. The main square has two grocers, a butchers, the baker and a Greek sweet and pastry maker. A green grocer comes twice a week selling his own produce from the back of a pickup. There is also a Doctor, Post Office, Telephone Exchange and ATM machine. Volissos has many tavernas to choose from either down at the harbour and beach or up in the village, offering you a wide choice of good, traditional Greek food. There are also two cafe-bars in the port where you can sip your Ouzo watching the fishing boats come and go while the sun slips below the horizon.
Though it is possible to walk to the beaches we recommend that you rent a car or a motorbike which we can arrange for you and which will be waiting at the airport or delivered to Volissos.
Sitting just below Panayiotis, Trina House has panoramic views across the village to the sea beyond and the mountains to the East. It is a very large house that can be either rented as a whole for large families or groups of friends or split into two quite separate and independent properties.
TRINA HOUSE 1 Sleeps 2-3
The House 1 is to the front of Trina. The upper ground floor is a large living room-kitchen which opens out onto a terrace with superb views of the sea and mountains. The lower floor has a double bedroom, bathroom with shower and a built in sofa bed in the spacious hall at the bottom of the stairs.
TRINA HOUSE 2 Sleeps 6-7
The House 2 is at the back of Trina and is again on two levels. The top level consists of the spacious living room / kitchen which opens out onto a shaded terrace and garden, which are both safe for children. On the terrace there is an outside shower. On this level there is a twin bedroom and a separate bathroom with a shower. A staircase leads to a large gallery with two beds. On the lower level there is a double bedroom with large separate bathroom with bath and washing machine.
Both houses have very well equipped kitchens, with electric cookers, making it a pleasure to cook at home. They have been beautifully furnished and decorated using local village antiques. Both houses are supplied with bath and beach towels. The property is easily accessible by car.
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