Lithi is located 23 kilometers from the town
of Chios and a mere four kilometers north of the village Vessa.
The village name may perhaps be derived from "Alithis limin," meaning
true haven, which was the name given to the site by old-time travelers. Lithi
is the birthplace of Andreas Syngros, whose family house can still be seen. The
village is famous for its excellent fish, which is not surprising since the local
population consists primarily of fishermen. Visitors may observe the methods utilized
to repair nets alongside the large fishing boats anchored in Omalia which is Lithi's
beautiful, sandy beach located a short distance from the foot of the village.
The sandy beach is captivating since it is engulfed within a peninsula that is
surrounded by an evergreen landscape, hills and medieval watchtowers or "vigles".
Visitors will relish seafood delights such as red mullets, huge blackfish, bass,
and lobster alongside the Aegean Sea.