The Chora is built on the hill amphitheatrically, and is considered one of the loveliest settlements in the Aegean. The houses begin from the harbour, then extend to the hill and enclose—like a surrounding wall—the castle at the hilltop. The houses are in accordance with Cycladic architecture: they are small, cube-shaped, painted mostly white. Almost all of them possess external wooden stairs, in green or azure, wooden balconies, terraces and lintels with obvious Venetian influences.
The interior of these houses contained a fire-place, notches on the walls, a wooden attic, decorated with dantellated wooden sculptures, which is used as a bed. Next to this we find the well-known ‘’kridzola’’, which is a piece of furniture with carved shelves on which the ‘good’ glassware of the household is placed.