Inousses is a small
island east of Chios about 8 kilometres off the Turkish
coast. Most of the people living there are filthy rich. Quite
a few members of legendary ship owner clans like Onassis have
a mansion on the island. Inousses is actually famous for
being the birthplace of some of the most successful
transportation dynasties in all Greece. While the ship-owning
families are now based somewhere else they still maintain a
strong connection to their original home.
There is next to none tourism on
Inousses consequently very few rooms for rent. The main
settlement is Inousses town. Only about 500 people live
there. There is little to see apart from the new monastery.
It was built only recently.
Most people still living there would be engaged in fishing
and seafaring, a considerable part of the workforce however
is busy in service industry. The mansions of the rich
families require a considerable workforce to be maintained.
You can book a day trip from
get to Inousses but
anything else but a day trip would be a waste of time. The
island is not a place where you'd normally want to stay
although this seems to change a little bit. It certainly is
off the beaten track and after all a beautiful spot.
One more thing to do is visiting the Maritime Museum with a
precious collection of miniatures; among them are ship models
from the Napoleonic wars.
Inousses town is actually quite picturesque and the locals
are well known for their free spirit and gentle manners. You
may need a bit of Greek to truly enjoy it but a night out in
town could be quite entertaining.