Beaches near Chios town
There is no doubt that sea lovers will find that Chios beaches can satisfy a wide range of even the most demanding tastes. For as long as you intend to stay in Chios, you can discover a different beach every day. If you are staying in town, Karfas, Vrontados,or Kampos, there are so many beaches near town you can easily access.More
There are seasides close to town, such as the Bella Vista beach. It is an organized beach with umbrellas and seats, very close to the port. At the outskirts of the town there are other seasides such as Ormos Lo beach, Afanis Naftis, Agia Paraskevi (Tagma) and Daskalopetra. They are at the Vrontados waterfront, more or less a ten-minute drive from the town. In all of them there are canteens or cafes near by and also taverns, enabling the visitor to combine their swim with lunch or refreshments.
Heading north, you first encounter Mersinidi beach, a relatively unknown and not very easily accessible beach until recently. However, after the path that leads to the seaside was improved, it has become one of the most popular seasides. There is no canteen there, so visitors are advised to bring water or other drinks. Another choice in the same area is Glaroi beach, a vivid destination known for the loud music and party atmosphere that has become a hot spot for the youths of the island. The visitor can enjoy the deep blue sea with a coffee or drink. The canteen also provides seats and sun beds. However, the visitor can choose simply to lie on the beach. Beach bar amenities are offered a little bit further north, at Agios Isidoros beach where you can enjoy a cocktail with a view at the most picturesque chapel of the island.
Heading south from Chios town, at about ten km, Karfas beach is an impressice sandy beach with warm crystal clear waters that attracts a lot of people. It is very touristic, with hotels, rooms, cafes and restaurants. Similar is Megas Limnionas, a very touristic and popular beach as well.