Lithi is situated in a semi-mountainous area on Chios’ western coast, with a view over the Aegean Sea. The village has not preserved the pattern of a village-castle. The ancient settlement with its quadrangle fortification has been surrounded since the 19th century by new buildings, so that the only remaining thing is a hardly discernible core in the middle of the village. Even though it has a safe harbour, Lithi has been built away from the coast, thus avoiding the danger of pirate attacks. Several house-fronts have noticeable coatings that do not come from modern-day repairs. The village’s name has probably derived from its harbour, and more specifically from the phrase "alithis limin" (=real harbour). Lithi is the hometown of great banker and national benefactor Andreas Siggros; furthermore, Saint Nektarios has worked there as a teacher for 10 years back in the 1870s. There are three caves in the area, but none of them has been completely explored yet. Lithi is a well-known fishing village where visitors can enjoy fresh fish, as locals have traditionally been involved in fishing.