Welcome to Inousses


Inousses was settled in 1750 by ship-owning families from Kardamyla in northeastern Chios, some of whom amassed huge fortunes during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Traces of this history linger in Inousses’ grand mansions and ornate family mausoleums high above the sea.

Although Inousses is little visited, it does get lively in summer, with an open-air cinema, friendly residents and a buzzing night-time waterfront. The island’s port attests to its seafaring identity. Arriving by ferry, you’ll see a small, green sculpted mermaid watching over the harbour. In the port, the striking statue of Mitera Inoussiotissa (Mother of Inoussa), a village woman waving goodbye to seafaring men, is incredibly photogenic at sunset.


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