Beautiful Beaches to Visit in Chios, Greece
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The island of Chios in the Aegean Sea is the fifth largest of the Greek islands. It is located between Lesvos Island and Ikaria Island. The medieval villages, deserted settlements, and overall history, will take you back in time. The island has mountainous areas and hilly spots. Prophet Elias is the highest peak in Chios at 1,297 meters. There are also valleys found around the island, between mountains and coasts.
The island of Chios is also home to many beautiful and unique beaches. When you’re visiting Chios, don’t miss out on some relaxation in the sun at these beaches.
Agia Markella Beach
Located on the northwest side of Chios, Agia Markella Beach is long and sandy with scattered pebbles. The waters of this beach are deep, clean, and cold. Agia Markella Beach has a narrow path that leads to the spot of the martyrdom of Agia Markella. At this spot, hot springs come up from the earth. Behind the beach you will also find the Monastery of Saint Markella, the patron saint of the island.
Marva Volia Beach
Located on the north side of the island is Marva Volia, a long black beach with dark blue waters. The water is dark due to the black pebbles that also cover the sea bed. The large black pebbles of this beach were created from the volcanic eruption of Psaronas. Feel free to take pictures of this beautiful and unique beach, but do not take any pebbles away as souvenirs. There are cafés and taverns nearby where you can get drinks, snacks, and meals. Indulge in the local fresh seafood while you’re in the area.
Nagos Beach is located 5 km from Kardamyla. It sits in the northeast area of the island in an closed bay. The beach is covered with small dark pebbles and the waters are crystal clear. The area has taverns and shops with local products and souvenirs. If you climb the cobblestone steps, they will take you to the chapel of Holy Mother and an exquisite view. There is also a fresh water spring where you can taste the cold mountain water.
Tigani Makria Ammos Beach
Tigani Makria Ammos is a isolated cove found on the western side of the island of Chios. It is 20 km from Chios Town and close to Avgonyma Village. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to relax that is away from the hustle and bustle of more touristy areas, Tigani Makria Ammos Beach is for you. This white pebbled beach features blue waters. High cliffs with greenery surround the beach. 300 meters from the beach, you will find a small sheltered cove. The area is rich in beauty and tranquility.
The island of Chios is known for its beaches of volcanic pebbles that make each one unique in its own way. If you want a relaxing vacation with time under the sun and exploring the sandy shores, you will find exactly what you’re looking for in Chios, Greece.
This post was written by Greek Boston