There are two roads out of Chios that will bring you to
Volissos and Managros.
The more direct route takes you over the mountains
with dramatic changes in landscape, ranging from barren
'moonscapes' to fertile forests. As you begin the
descent down towards Volissos there are breathtaking
views of the sea and coastline below.
Once out of the urban area of Chios, only one village
lies on this route - Katavasi.
The second road, however, takes you past many places
of interest including the monastery of Nea Moni and the
lovely traditional village of Avgonima. After Avgonima,
you start to drop down to the coast. A spectacular
coastal drive takes you past many of the best beaches on
the island. With a 1km detour from the road it is
possible to explore the hilltop village of Sidirounda.
A little further on, the two Chios to Volissos routes
After a couple of kilometres the sign for Managros
can be seen at a large road junction. Take the road left
towards the sea, follow it round to the right and just
before it bends left up a small hill, Managros Rooms will
be on your right.
For a detailed map
of the routes within Chios to get you on the road to
Volissos from the airport (red) and the ferry (green) -
click on the thumbnail.
The 'red' route
takes you through the back streets of residential Chios.
If you take the 'blue' (more pleasant) route, follow the
road along the coast past the windmills, the hospital
and on until you reach Vrontados. You will see a Xara
supermarket on your left and a KeyFoods supermarket in
front, on the right. The turning up to Volissos is just
past here - almost opposite another windmill. On both
routes there are signposts to Volissos.