Tholopotami is built on the mountainside of Profitis Ilias, at an altitude of 535 metres and its municipal territory also includes the small settlement Sklavia. The village has a sea view that stretches until the coast of Asia Minor. It was founded back in the 12th century and its name derived from a landslide that took place there, as water started to sprout and flowed for a long time. Moreover, the village is still blessed with lots of springs and plane-trees. Just outside the village, visitors can also see “theoktista”, that is the remains of ancient Pelasgic walls. Sklavia belonged for the most part to Justignani family during the Genoese Occupation. Most buildings, though ruined, are especially interesting for researchers, as they are believed to be the predecessors of the famous mansions of Chios’ Kampos area.