Volissos is the largest village in northwestern Chios. In Volissos it is worth visiting the castle, the little museum of the square, the school and a few kilometers away the monastery of Saint Markella. Limnia, the small picturesque port comprises the haven of Volissos. There are many beaches nearby such as Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, St. Markella as well as Managros, Magemena and Gonia.
Saint Markella
The monastery of St. Markella is located after the village of Volissos. St. Markella is the patron saint of Chios and when the monastery celebrates on July 22nd lots of piligrims visit it from all over the island and Greece. The celebration is the biggest in the island.
Agio Galas Village
Agio Galas, built on a hill at an altitude of 230 meters, was named after the milk-liked miracle liquid dripping from its cave ceiling. The village has strong rural life, many windmills and medieval fortification ruins. It is famous for its impressive though limited stalagmite formation within the cavern and the church of Panagia Agiogalousena (Virgin Mary) at the entrance.
Sidirounta is a medieval village built on a hill and consists of stone houses and narrow streets. It was probably named after the iron stones used for building houses. It is worth visiting the church of St. George in the middle of the village and enjoy the magnificent views of the Aegean and the surrounding coasts. South of the village lies a recently renovated Vigla in an area called Pahy. There are many beaches with turquoise waters nearby such as Prastia, Tigani, Makria Ammos and Gerita.
The medieval settlement of Anavatos is a historical place of Chios deeply connected with the Massacre of 1822 and has been abandoned since then. It is built on a rock with steep slopes, leaving only access from the north side. It is well preserved with two-storey long houses and walls made of stone derived from the rock of the mountain.
Elinta beach is believed to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Elinta is a quiet bay with sand, pebbles and clear turquoise water.
Managros is the longest sandy beach of the island, with length of more than 2 kilometres. It has some beach bars and it is close to Volissos village.
Lithi beach
Lithi beach is one of the most famous beaches of the island. It is sandy with very shallow and warm water making it an ideal destination for families and young children. In the area there are several cafes, taverns and mini markets.
The medieval settlement of Avgonima is located in the center of the island built on a rocky hill close to a pine forest. The cube-shaped stone houses, narrow alleys and cobbled square are some of the features of this spectacular village. The view is breathtaking since the pine forest can be admired on one side and the Aegean Sea on the other. Some of the most beautiful beaches of the island are within a short distance such as Elinta, Trahili and Giali. 
Katavasi is a small village. It is worth visiting the church of St Matrona and rest at the small square beneath the large shady plane tree hearing the sound of spouting water. 
Vroulidia beach is a popular summer destination located in the southern part of the island. A path between steep cliffs leads to a small beach with fine pebbles. At the beginning of the path there is a spacious parking lot and also a canteen.
Kato Fana
Kato Fana is a sandy beach with natural shade and clear water. The beach is named after the temple of Apollo whose findings are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Chios.
Agia Dynami
Agia Dynami is a beautiful double white sandy beach with clear turquoise water. The church of St. Theodosia lies next to the beach. Agia Dynami is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
Salagona is a beautiful beach which used to be desolated but nowadays its fans are increasing. The beach is sandy with pebbles and beautiful turquoise water.
Avlonia is a small pebbly beach with beautiful water. There is a canteen on the beach.
Didyma beach (twins), as its name indicates, consists of two small beaches which share natural shade, small white pebbles and turquoise water.
The unspoilt Apothika beach is sandy with small pebbles and clear water. A short walk is needed in order to reach the beach.
Pyrgi is a village with long history and great architectural interest. It preserves in good condition its medieval form. The village was built in the 14th-15th century to protect the inhabitants from the pirates. Mainly decorative geometric patterns, carved and sharpened on the surfaces of the walls adorn every single construction of the village making Pyrgi a special destination.
Olympi is a small castle-village with its characteristics being quite well preserved. Stone houses make their appearance from a distance, offering a magnificent view of the village. Olympi is well known for is the local wine. A few kilometers away from the small village of Olympi there is the Olympi cavern with a remarkable decoration of stalactites and stalagmites.
Elata is a medieval castle village which is preserved to a small extent, consisting of houses and towers surrounded by olive groves. The haven of Elata is Agia Irini, a bay with a chapel of the same name. Three small islands are located at the west Elata. St. Stephen with its small chapel, Mikro Nisi and Pelagonisos. Some icredible nearby beache are Agia Irini, Potamoi and Didima.
Vessa, a picturesque medieval castle-village with traditional architecture, is situated in a valley in southern Chios. The village square is particularly special with a rising tower in the centre. 
Agios Georgios Sykousis
Agios Georgios Sykousis is a large village amhitheatrically built founded in 1518. The village has a lot of springs and its residents are engaged in the production of mastiha, husbandry and agriculture. 
Mesta Village
The village of Mesta is the best preserved medieval castle village of Chios. Built in the Middle Ages, it developed a complex defense system to be protected from enemies. It is a maze of numerous narrow portico streets, many of which lead to a dead end for deliberately misleading the enemy. Small circular towers at the corners of the village strengthened the defense of the settlement which has a pentagonal shape.   
Vouno Mesta Lithi Chiostown AgGalas Lagada Vrontados Anavatos Kampos Karfas AgiaFotia Vokaria Gridia Viri Komi Emporios Vroulidia KatoFana AgDinami Salagona Avlonia Apothika Olimbi Armolia Kalamoti Pirgi Patrika Flatsia Kini Katarraktis Nenita Didima Elata Vessa Tholopotami Kalimasia AgiosGeorgios Elinta neamoni Avgonima Sidirounta Katavasi Managros AgMarkella Volissos Pitios Kardamila Giosonas Nagos Marmaro Thimiana
Pityos is a village of medieval characteristics and owes its name to the pine trees (Pitis) that abound in the area. The main feature of the village is the recently restored medieval tower at the top of the hill.
Kardamila is a place of great maritime history and ship ownership. The houses are mostly made of stone with narrow balconies. The churches of the area are rather famous, and the beaches numerous.
Marmaro is a well developed village with neoclassical buildings and mansions.The windmills at the harbor, the statues of the sailor and the local lady awaiting the return of the beloved are distinguising marks of Marmaro.
Nagos Beach
Nagos is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island thanks to the plane trees, the beautiful view and the running water. The beach has colorful pebbles and crystal clear waters. 
Giosonas Beach
Giosonas is a pebble beach of 800meters long, ideal for those who prefer privacy and solitude. At the crack of dawn a unique picture of the Aegean and Asia Minor can be marvelled from Giosonas. 
Lagada Village
Lagada is a picturesque seaside village with a long maritime tradition. Small forests of pine and eucalyptus trees surround Lagada which is particularly famous for its fish taverns. The village consists of narrow streeys, small houses and tidy gardens.
Nea Moni
The monastery of Nea Moni is perhaps the most important monument in Chios, built among pine trees in the valley of Mount Provatas. At the same spot in the past, three local monks, Nikitas, John and Joseph found the icon of the Virgin Mary. A small church was initially built called Palaia Moni (the old monastery).
Vrontados is a coastal area with aproximately 5,000 residents, famous for its long naval tradition. Greenery, narrow streets, picturesque harbors and marinas, orchards, houses with gardens, windmills, monuments and lovely beaches dominate the area of Vrontados.
Chios Town
The town of Chios is the administrative and cultural center of the island, built in a plain where the ancient town lay. With approximately 30.000 inhabitants, it pieces together most of the commercial and business traffic, but also an important part of cultural activities and entertainment. It is located beside the main harbor and within short distance from the airport.
Kampos is a lowland area, a valley of great history lying on the eastern side of the island. This is a place full of citrus orchards, old mansions and a dense, complex network of narrow roads. High walls built with coloured stone of protect both gardens and mansions of great historic value. The architecture of the mansions was developed from the early Genoese period on the 14th to early 19th century.
Karfas is one of the most popular beach resorts on the island. The extensive sandy beach with shallow, warm waters ranks Karfas as one of the most popular destinations for families and young children. On the narrow road above the beach there are many cafes and bars offering a lively nightlife. There are taverns, restaurants, mini markets, Internet cafe, ATMs and tourist shops, too. 
Agia Fotia
Agia Fotini (Agia Fotia) is one of the most crowded beaches of the island with large pebbles and deep water. Cafes, taverns and mini markets can be found in the area. Just before the beach, the road passes by the church of St Fotini where the location took its name from.
The small picturesque harbor with fishing boats and the pebbled beach of Vokaria form a tranquil setting which retains its pure characteristics. Not bearing the effects of mass tourism, Vokaria remains an intact natural lanscape ideal for relaxation and absolute peace. The beach of Vokaria, a cafe bar and a tavern attract mostly locals throughout the day. 
Gridia is a quiet pebble beach with clear water and strong waves when south winds blow. In the area there is the chapel of Panagia Agridiotissa, a tavern and the small port of Gridia.
Viri is located near Lilika and Komi beach. It is a pebbly beach with clear water and a beach bar available.
Komi is a beautiful seaside resort on the southeastern tip of the island. It attracts many visitors and locals during the summer months. On the east side there is a small picturesque harbor. Many restaurants, beach bars, mini markets and souvenir shops stay open till late at night and make Komi a highly popular destination to hang out!
Emporios is a small picturesque harbor on the southeastern part of the island. The area is a very popular destination thanks to the famous beach of Mavra Volia characterised by large black pebbles of volcanic origin. The beache got its features from the no longer active volcano of Psaronas and contrast with the clear turquoise waters creating a unique scenery. There are several taverns.
Tholopotami, amphitheatrically built on Profitis Ilias Mt., is an overgrown area full of trees and springs. The small settlement of Slavia is located close to Tholopotami and it is known for the pine forest and the campsite.
Kallimasia is a big village built on a green area surrounded by olive trees. The earthquake of 1881 affected the village of Kallimasia leaving only the ruins of its medieval towers and walls. Some of the nearby beaches are Agios Emilianos and Agia Fotia.
Katarraktis is a seaside medieval village whose characteristics are not saved anymore. The Monastery of Panagia Rouhouniotisa is located a few kilometres away and it's worth a visit. Katarraktis is a very popular destination especially during the summer months since there are some great fish taverns along the small coastal road. 
The small village of Kini no longer retains its medieval characteristics because of the irreparable damage which was caused by the earthquake of 1881. The residents are engaged in agriculture and the production of mastiha. 
Flatsia is a small village whose inhabitants are mainly occupied with the mastiha and olive oil production. The church of the village is St. George and the abandoned monastery of St. Nicholas lies in the southeast part of the village. Some of the nearby beaches are Lilikas, Viri and Agios Giannis.
Nenita is a big and lively village just one kilometer away from Vouno. There are plenty of cafeterias, tavernas and super markets. Nenita has two havens. Vokaria is placed in the north side of the village and Gridia in the south.
Patrika is a pretty small castle village which has unfortunately suffered several disasters during the earthquake of 1949 on terms of architecture. The residents are involved in agriculture, mastiha and oil production. The main church of the village is St. George and lots of old churches and chapels are scattered throughout the village. Komi, Lilikas and Viri are a few of the nearby beaches. 
Armolia is a village famous for the ceramic utensils. Apart from the production of mastiha residents were involved with pottery. The skilled artisans make decorative and festive dishes, mirrors and other lovely items. At the entrance of the village there are local laboratories with numerous porcelain ornaments displayed which constitute a characteristic image of the village. 
Kalamoti is a fairly large village with a medieval settlement, although there are no longer signs of fortification. Walking through the village, narrow streets and arches are revealed, typical signs of the architecture of southern Chios. 
Thymiana is a fairly large village known for its quarries which supplied the island with the reddish brown "Thymiana" stone. The church of St Efstratios with the pebbled courtyard was constructed with the same stone in 1890. The haven of the village is Agia Ermioni and the nearby beaches are Karfas, Mega Limnionas and Agia Fotia. Thymiana is well known for its carnival called "Mostra". It's a 3-day Carnival during which old customs revive and many guests are gathered to celebrate.
Vouno Village
Vouno, located almost all over a rock, is a medieval village that still retains its characteristics. The village is fortified with a continuous outer wall made of the houses and consists of narrow winding streets and covered passageways between the houses.