Following the route via Mount Aipos, one reaches the large village of Volissos in the north-west. It is 40 km from the capital of the island.
The village is amphitheatrically built on a hill where a Genovese Medieval fortress stands. The view of the Aegean Sea - a mere 2 km away - is breathtaking. The plain between the village and the sea is abundantly covered with olive and citrus groves.
There is a regular boat route that connects the seaport of Volissos (Limnia) with Psara.
There is a wide variety of sandy and pebbly beaches, such as Lefkathia, Limnos and Managros, which are the most popular ones and have also several taverns, restaurants and cafes.
For those who have their own transport, there is a plethora of little-known desert beaches at a short distance from the village, such as Tigani, Elinta, Trachili, etc.
NEL LINES (PIRAEUS - CHIOS, THESSALONIKI - CHIOS, LAVRIO - MESTA)
Piraeus Offices: +30 2104115015, +30 2104223185
Thessaloniki Offices: +30 2310522716, +30 2310522736
Chios Offices: +30 2271043981, +30 2271025848, fax: +30 271041319
Web Site: www.nel.gr
HELLENIC SEAWAYS (PIRAEUS - CHIOS)
Web Site: www.hsw.gr
Port Authority of Piraeus: +30 2104226001-3
Port Authority of Thessaloniki: +30 2310531504-6
Port Authority of Chios:+30 2271044434
In Volissos village one can find all necessary for a perfect holiday. The telecommunication is good and there is a Cash Machine to withdraw money as well as: a post office, a national phone company office (OTE), a Health Clinic, Pharmacy, a Police Department, a hairdresser, several restaurants, taverns, cafes, pastry shops, grocers, butchers and a wood oven where you can have your daily fresh-baked bread. Moreover, itinerant fishermen and greengrocers visit the village three times per week.
The surroundings of the village present a variety of landscapes combining mountains, plains, streams and rivers with beautiful beaches and picturesque bays.
The region lends itself to hiking and herb collecting, especially in springtime.
Volissos village gives the visitor the chance to travel back in time and experience a lifestyle that is about to get lost.
Useful telephone numbers and websites for airplane and ship timetables:
OLYMPIC AIR (ATHENS - CHIOS)
Thessaloniki Offices: +30 2310408408-10
Chios Offices: +30 2271024515, 23988
Web Site: www.olympicair.com
ASTRA AIRLINES (THESSALONIKI - CHIOS)
Thessaloniki Offices: +30 2310475756
Chios Offices: +30 2271082300
Web Site: www.astra-airlines.gr