Elevated Bohali, featuring narrow maze-like alleyways and low-rise houses with yards and gardens, is one of the main town’s most picturesque districts. It attracts thousands of visitors and locals, primarily on the strength of its panoramic view of the city, port, and sea. Kyllini, the port of Ilia across the sea in the western Peloponnese, may be viewed from here, while on a clear day the mountain ranges of the Peloponnese are also visible.
Confectionery shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs, offering various entertainment options from morning until late at night, line the edge of the cliff. It remains a little-known fact that the very top of the hill served as the island’s main town from antiquity and for many centuries until it was relocated next to the sea by the Venetians, who constructed the port and gave shape to the new city. All that remains at the top of the hill these days are the remnants of a Venetian castle complex.