Pyrgi is one the largest villages of south Chios, located 25 kilimeters away from the city. It is a castle-village, which still maintains its medieval character until our days.
Pyrgi (variation of the word "tower" in Greek) owes its name to its tall tower, around which the village was built.
Mesta is a medieval castle-village and one of the most beautiful "mastic-villages" (mastihohoria) of Chios. It is located at the south-west part of the island, 35 kms away from Chios city and it has been designated a listed monument. Thanks to its fortress-like architecture, untouched by the hands of time, it is considered one of the most impressive villages of Chios.
Viki is a small mountainous village in northern Chios, located 40 kilometers from the city. It is built on the northern side of the highest mountain of the island, Pelinnaio, at an altitude of 360 meters. It is about 2.5 km away from the sea.
Kalamoti is a village in south Chios. It is located 25 km away from the city of Chios and has a population of about 700 people.
The old, medieval village of Kalamoti took its form during the Genoese period (14th -16th century), after several smaller villages united. The new village was invisible from the sea and built like a fortress in order to defend against pirate invasions.
Kipouries is a small picturesque village of North Chios, located about 36 kilometers away from the city of Chios.
Kipouries is located near Pelinnaion mountain, the tallest mountain of Chios. This area is full of natural beauties like greenery hills and water springs.
Kardamyla is a village of northeast Chios, located 30 kilometers away from the city, of about 2000 people. It is built at the same spot as the ancient city Kardamyli, hence its name. This ancient city is mentioned by Thucydides (Greek historian).
Lagada is located in the northeast part of Chios island and 17 kilometers away from the city. Sitting amphitheatrically on a hillside, it is a village of about 2000 people. Most of them are sailors or fishermen.
Anavatos is an impressive medieval village located at the center of Chios island. It is 20 kilometers away from the main city and is built on a sheer hill 400 meters high. The village is accessible from its north part only.
Sidirounta (also called Siderounta) is a village of north-west Chios, located 37 kilometers away from the city. It is built at the top of a cliff, so you can see the west coast of Chios island from the village.