Mesta Village

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Mesta is a famous traditional medieval settlement on the south western part of Chios island. It was built during the Genoese domination. In the castle there are magnificent stone-built houses which are connected with arches. There is also an ancient church near the central square of the castle. On the square there are, also, some cafes and a traditional taverna where visitors can enjoy delicious dishes cooked with famous Chios products.

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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