Messaria is a small settlement in the north of Schinoussa, about 2km from Panagia (Chora), the main village. Only a small number of families live here in the winter but in the summer season the population multiplies.
The hamlet has mixed architectural features. Most houses are old, traditional Cycladic style but the growth of tourism in recent years has largely spurred new construction activity.
The church of Evangelismos (Annunciation) is worth a visit. Τhree beaches, Gelolimnionas, Fykio and Psili Ammos, are within short distances.