Olympi Cave

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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. Although it ss small, it is one of the most beautiful caves in Greece because of the formation of the stalactites. According to archaeologists, the stalactites at Olympi Cave started forming about 150 million years ago and are growing until today!

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Chios Hiking Map

Chios Hiking Map

Scale: 1:60.000
Edition:March 2010

This map of Chios is the only GIS map of Chios made with data collected 100% through field survey.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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