Merikounta Beach at Mastichochoria

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Merikounta is located at the SW part of the island, near Mesta village. It is a beautiful beach with thick sand and very small pebbles that spreads out to become one with the deep, crystal waters. North winds search the bay and therefore its better not to visit the beach when north winds sets in. The name derives from the ancient Greek word 'Myrikin' that means Myrica, a bush common to places near the seashore.

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The small port of Limiá comprises the port (skála) of the village of Volissós (400 residents). The village stands at the borders of a small hill, located in a distance of approximately 1.

Mesta Harbor

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Port

The harbor of Mesta or Limenas is on the S side of the W coast of Chios. While there is protection from the meltemi (the Etesians) behind the mole, the swell can be uncomfortable.

Lithi Harbor

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Port

The small port is protected by two moles. The north, curved mole initially extends to the northeast for approximately 80 m and then turns to the southeast for approximately 20 m.

Panagia Krina at Vavyli

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Church

Panagia Krina is located in central Chios, close to Vavyli village. It was built in the 12th century.

Emborios Anchorage

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Anchorage

Emborios is lovely little natural cove on the SE coast of Chios. It provides good shelter from the meltemi, but because it is so small it can be difficult to find a suitable spot to anchor, especially at weekends in July/August.

Nea Moni

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Monastery

It was built in 11th century and it is a great architectural and artistic treasure. It is located in a spectacular setting high in the mountains overlooking Chios town.

Mesta Village

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Monument

Mesta is a famous traditional medieval settlement on the south western part of Chios island. It was built during the Genoese domination.

Komi Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Apothika is a beach completely unspoilt, even the road stops about 100 m. from the beach.

Trahilia (5 km. from Mesta) consists of two small bays.

Viri is located near Lilikas Beach, next to Komi ( about 1,5 Km. away) on the way to Vouno village.

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The most southern beach of Chios, 8.5 Km from Pyrgi, next to Mavra Volia.

Trahili beach is located at the western part of Chios, 5 klm northern of Lithi. It is a pure sandy beach with crystal waters.

Tigani is a beach located near Siderounta (2 Km. SW of the village), at the west part of Chios.

Salagonas bay is located at the southwest part of Chios, about 6 klm from Pyrgi (at the road to Olympi). It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and pebbles.

Prastia is located at the NW part of the island, near Siderounda. The beach is also called Aghios Giannis because of the chapel of Saint John that is built in the area.

Agia Eirini is located on the road from Limenas Meston to Elata, about 6 Km. from Mesta.

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Mavra Volia (5 Km. from Pyrgi) is a beach with small black pebbles, cause of the eruption of a volcano on the Prehistoric Area.

Managros Beach at Amani

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Beach

Managros is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and deep, clear and crystal waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Avlonia is located at the South part of the island, near Mesta village (about 5 Km in the south). It is a beautiful beach with thick sand and very small pebbles that spreads out to become one with the deep, crystal waters.

Didimes (= the Twins) is located on the road from Limenas Meston to Elata, about 5 Km. from Mesta.

Elinta is a well sheltered bay at the west part of the island, near Anavatos. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and clear waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Karynta (6 Km south of Pyrgi, on the road to Olympoi) is a small pebbled beach completely unspoilt, even the road to the beach is more suitable for a 4x4 than an ordinary vehicle. But the crystal waters of the beach will definitely make your visit unforgettable.

Kato Fana (6 Km south of Pyrgi, on the road to Olympoi) is a beautiful sandy beach. The area of Kato Fana is of great archaeological interest.

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Komi is located 4 Km outside the village of Kalamoti and is among the loveliest beaches of Chios, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has many hotels, apartments, rooms to let, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood, and bars for evening outings.

Lampsa Beach at Amani

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Lefkathia is the most well known and crowed beach of northwestern Chios. It is located near Volissos, between Limnos and Limnia.

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Lilikas Beach at Ionia

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Beach

Lilikas is located next to Komi ( about 1 Km. away) on the way to Vouno village.

Limenas is located at the SW part of Chios, 4 Km. from Mesta.

Limia Beach at Amani

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Beach

Limia is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. It is also the port of Volissos.

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Limnos Beach at Amani

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Beach

Limnos is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos. There are taverns in the area serving fresh seafood.

Lithi is a bay at the southwest part of the island, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has restaurants and taverns offering fresh seafood.

Magemena Beach at Amani

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Beach

Magemena is located at the NW part of the island, near Volissos, between Managros and Limnia beach. It is an organized beach with sand and deep, clear and crystal waters.

Metohi is located at the west part of chios, 2 km southwest of Siderounda village. It is a wonderful beach with thick sand and little pebbles.

Olympi Cave

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Cave

Olympi cave is 35 km away from Chios town and 5 km away from Olympi village. It is located 100 meters above sea level and its maximum depth is 55 meters.

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