Description from the owner
Description from the owner
The house "Casa Bella" is located beneath a Venetian Castle in the traditional village of Volissos.
The house is built in accordance with current planning legislation governing the traditional village of Volissos The main construction elements are stone and wood.
The total area is 145 mq and consists of 3 floors, heating, a/c, garden, capacity to accommodate 5 people.
Casa Bella has two entrances. Downstairs is the kitchen, fully furnished and equipped and the bathroom. The kitchen has a wonderful terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea and garden.
From the ground floor starts staircase that leads to the next two floors. Upstairs is the living room ...Read more
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Casa Bella is located in Volissos Chios. Volissos, Aegean Islands, Greece
Additional Location Information
The island of Chios is located in the group of islands of the northern and eastern Greece, a place where traditions and customs blend with the natural beauty of the coast and inland. We appreciate the island even for small villages, where ancient peoples (Greeks and Turks, but also Persians, Romans and Genoa) left important traces, even in urban architecture.
The history of Chios and in particular of Volissos is linked to a name, that of Homer, the father of the great epic literature, who is traditionally identified as the author of the 'Iliad' and of the 'Odyssey'. Homer himself remembered his hometown as an immense pearl of rock, where the white stone and the characteristics of the houses, the intense blue of the sea, the gold or the silver of the beaches, the green of the Mediterranean scrub form a low puzzle of color and light.
The population (just over 52,000 inhabitants) contends 910 sq km of area and focuses mostly in the cities: the greater the capital of the same name Chios, which like all the first cities in the island is also called Chora, followed by some resorts Attraction Tourism, in particular Volissos, Vrondados, Pyrgi, Mesta, Kardamylla, Oinousses, and Agiasmata known for its thermal baths.
The beaches of Chios are numerous, sometimes small and gathered, some other 'bigger, others large and equipped. The most beautiful beaches are located north west of the island and in particular are cited 'Magemena', about 2 km from Volissos but also the characteristic volcanic beach of Mavra Volia, location Pyrgi.
Chios is also known for its historical monuments, the Church of the Holy Apostles and the Byzantine monastery of Nea Moni (UNESCO World Heritage site).
Several archaeological sites of the island of Chios, like those of prehistoric nature of Agio Galas (the caves of Neolithic origin, used as first settlements, in which we find the well-known St. Anne's chapel of Byzantine origin), of Emporio and Koira sites. They are joined by those from the greek-Roman times, as the temple of 'Athena' to 'Apollo Fanaio' and even those in the city of Chios, known in ancient times to be very prosperous and rich.
The island is full of monasteries, churches and mosques, easy to visit the many tourist itineraries offered to travelers.
The evening entertainment is provided throughout the island in the numerous nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
Chios is reached by ferry from Piraeus and Thessaloniki and other towns in the neighboring islands. Charter flights are provided by different European cities, while the line provide connections to Athens. Chios is also reached by ferry from Turkey, the equally famous resorts of Cesme and Izmir.
USEFUL FOR ΙΝFORMATION VOLISSOS
Thucydides' Voliskos, nowadays Volissos, according to Functional tradition was the home city of Homer. Here, according to Functional an interpetation, the great poet wrote "Vatrachomiomachia", a parody of the Iliad. It is built on the sides of a small hill, crowned by a Byzantine castle, Which local tradition regards it Has Been built by General Velissarios. The castle has a trapezoid shape with six circular towers. There were several constructions, cisterns and churches in its interior. A tunnel was connecting the castle with the sea and the Pithonas community.
The area where the castle is located has a vivid flora, resting to the eye. As you walk on one of the most ancient passageways of Greece, you can feel the land's positive energy, while Attempting to grasp That the changes have occurred over the centuries. Narrow streets and traditional houses form a romantic landscape and atmosphere.
The castle is not the only site worth visiting: Malagioti passing the valley, you can enjoy its rare flora, rich in colors and aromas. At the Volissos wider area, there are magnificent, unknown to many, beaches, unique in beauty: Managros, Magemena, Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, Saint Markella, while in the middle you will find the picturesque port of Limnia. During the summer Sites That Their offer freshness and Their wilderness during the winter, resembling a landscape That You will not come across in many Greek places.
At the beach of Saint Markella, a church with the same name is located, Which is the site of her martyrdom, still quite evident. Pilgrims from the island of Chios and citizens living elsewhere in Greece and the world flock at the renowned celebration of the Saint's name. Thus, the celebration takes the form of a ecumenical pilgrimage.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Chios Central Port, 23.98 miles
Nearest airport: Chios Airport "OMIROS", 23.98 miles
Car is not necessary