Three kilometer after Nea Moni you will see another road on the right that takes to Avgonyma through the biggest forest on the island. Avgonyma is located on a 450 meter high hill, the village was built in the Middle Ages and is one of the best preserved villages of Chios, characteristic is that the houses are built together. Most homes are now suitable for habitation. Narrow streets bring visitors to the main square, where the find the church of the village and some in traditional architecture builded tavernas. The beautiful view and great food make Avgonyma a unique destination for every traveler. Four kilometers after Avgonima, after turning north, you will find Anavatos, the Mystras of the Aegean. Due to its location on a large granite rock at the end of a cliff, the ancient city towers majestically above the surrounding area. Although it is a deserted village, it has still preserved its history, which is often sensed by the visitor when wandering through its stone-paved streets. The village is built on a rocky elevation with steep sides and sheer cliffs on the South and West, so that it can only be approached from the North. This natural defenses make it probable that the village was originally founded in this site for security reasons to control the west cast during the period of piracy. Nowadays the settlement is almost completely deserted. A medieval castle stands on top of the village, which developed with time passing by into the shape of an amphitheater with the acropolis at the edge of the ravine. Quite a lot of the settlement’s narrow fronted homes are preserved to give a unique picture of a ghost town in a wild evocative environment.
Anavatos is a byzantine tower-village in the center of Chios. Due to its location on a large granite rock at the end of a cliff, the ancient city towers majestically above the surrounding area.
Anavatos, the village monument with its tower-like houses, arches and steep cobbled roads, constitutes a beautiful and awe inspiring place, and the remaining homes today reveal the flavor of this lost village.
Reaching the coast west of Anavatos, Elinda, a beatiful cove with a preserved, desert beach is located, where nature is still ruling, and visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Chios.
Next on the west side, little beaches away from the road dominate the coast. Most of them can only be reached after a few hundred meters walk down a steep hill, so the trip is usually rewarded with a small picturesque beach for your exclusive use and enjoyment. The beach of Elinda is the most popular on this area and it has a road connection. Finally the village of Lithi reaches four kilometers away from Elinda, the village is famous for its excellent fish taverns, will provide the visitors with delicious red mullets, huge blackfish, bass fish and lobsters alongside the Aegean Sea.