The picturesque seaside village of Lagada is located in the Bay of Kolokythia, in the northeastern part of the island, 17 km from the city of Chios. Built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill, features one or two storey roof-tiled houses with beautiful courtyards and narrows streets. Most of the inhabitants come from the abandoned village of Kydianta and are engaged in fishing or are seamen. Its little harbor attracts many visitors during the summer and offers nice views across the bay and the island of Oinousses. Actually, from the port you can visit Oinousses Island, taking advantage of the many scheduled daily crossings.
The village is crossed by the Krikelis river which forms a fertile area filled with olive groves and fruit-bearing trees.There is not much to see apart an old windmill on top of a small hill on the east side of the village. There used to be many such mills in the area, but only this one has survived to this day. The road to the village passes by the narrow water channel of Glyfos at the edge of the village. The channel is a safe anchorage for boats and local fishermen moor their small fishing boats there. In Lagada you cannot find any organized beaches, however there are some lovely beaches nearby such as Fanaraki Beach and Karydas Beach.
Lagada has some rooms and apartments to let, and many taverns and restaurants where you can enjoy fresh fish and delicious seafood overlooking the beautiful bay. A big feast takes place at the edge of the harbor every year on September 17th, in celebration of Agia (Saint) Sofia with local dances, drinks and plenty of food. Lagada is a peaceful little village ideal for relaxation and beautiful walks in the countryside and a place worth visiting during your stay on Chios.