Vessa is one of its oldest villages and was created by the merging of smaller settlements. It was named by the word “Vissa”, which means “valley” and identifies its location. It dates to the 10th century when its tower was built and is one of the medieval settlements of Chios. In 1346 it was conquered by the Genoese, who were mostly interested in the commercial exploitation due to mastic tree, influencing its lifestyle and architecture.
The village today
The settlement has managed to maintain its architecture and its medieval splendor so far. It has about 100 permanent residents, and that more than doubles in the summer months.
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