Chios. Although it has many stunning beaches, it is particularly famous for its medieval villages. Traditional villages, such as Pyrgi and Olympi stand out for their elaborate architecture and fortification-like structure. You’ll probably haven’t seen anything similar to the traditional houses before! Their facades are decorated with black and white geometrical designs, while they are surrounded by labyrinth-like narrow alleys that emit a mysterious feel. If you want to explore their mystery your best bet is to drive around the island. This is also your best chance to discover ghost villages, medieval castles, and Byzantine monasteries, such as the Monastery of Nea Moni and the Monastery of Agia Markella, the protector of the island.  Chios is one of the most beautiful.