Surrounded by the sparkling, deep sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea, Chios is the fifth-largest island in Greece, and it is a hidden gem full of stunning beaches waiting to be unveiled to you.
Together with the smaller islands of Psara and Oinousses, it offers almost endless experiences and stunning vistas, and it is hospitable to visitors all year long.
Chios is famous for its mastic, a gum resin from a tree related to the cashew tree. But this magical flavoring from nature is not the only magic one can find on this magnificent, mountainous island.
The island boasts some of the best organized beaches you will find anywhere, as well as secluded coves for those who treasure their privacy.
Whether you like deserted coves, long sandy beaches, or colorful pebbled beaches, Chios is a feast for visitors which can satisfy a wide range of even the most demanding tastes.
Limnos Beach can be found 42 km (926 miles) northwest of Chios Town, close to Volissos, an ancient village.
It is sandy with small gleaming pebbles and deep crystal waters. It is surrounded by a steep cliff and tall pine trees, forming a peaceful environment away from the noise of the bustling town.
The beach is in its original, natural state and has no umbrellas, but the area does have hotels, apartments, and two tavernas with splendid sea views.
8. Agia Irini Beach
Agia Irini Beach lies on the southwestern coast of Chios, 30 km (19 miles) southwest of the island’s main town.
This is a secluded and sheltered bay with no facilities of any kind. It is distinguished by its small white pebbles and the crystalline waters which offer a peaceful environment for swimming and sunbathing.
Agia Irini is found between the medieval villages of Mesta and Elata, providing the visitors with great opportunities for sightseeing.
9. Lithi Beach
The lovely beach of Lithi is found in a cove, west of Chios Town, on the western coast of the island. It offers mirror-like waters and soft, golden sand.
The small seaside village behind the beach is popular for its excellent fresh fish and seafood, brought in on a daily basis by local fishermen. Lastly, Lithi offers sunrises which are magical and truly unforgettable.
10. Giosonas Beach
Giosonas Beach is located on the northeast of the island of Chios, just 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from Kardamyla village.
This is a huge crescent beach with beautiful natural surroundings, and smooth white pebbles; its turquoise waters are cold and crystal clear.
It is an ideal destination for families and this who prefer privacy and a natural environment for swimming and sunbathing.