Volissos is located approximately 40km. away from the town of Chios. It is one of the oldest villages in the north-western region of the island. In Volissos, remains of castles, from both the Byzantine period and Genoese period can be found. The houses are built in the traditional architectural style, separated by narrow streets.
According to tradition, Volissos is the homeland of Homer. There is a place in the village which the locals refer to it as «the house of Homer».
In Volissos, visitors can choose from various hotels, restaurants and cafeterias.