Inousses is the largest in a complex of small islands, off the island of Chios, (only 9 nautical miles away). It is a very quiet island away from the crowds with only one small hotel and a few rooms to let.
In antiquity, the island was famous for its wine, («oinos»), and, thus, it is believed that this is also the origin of the name Inousses. Some of the major Greek ship owners were born here and now Inousses has one of Greece’s major maritime schools.
The small town of Inousses, (or Egnoysa), is built on the southern side of the island. In front of the harbor stands the bronze statue of the mermaid, known as «Metaira Inoussiotissa», («Mother of Inoussa). The white houses are made of stone, all being a typical example of the traditional architecture. Additionally, most of the public buildings carry the stamp of their donors.
Inousses has a few tavernas, cafeterias, as well as beautiful and quite beaches. There is a boat with frequent service from the town of Chios to Innouses. So, if you visit the island, do not forget to try the local dish of «boureklikia» which is a pie with wild grass.