The numerous beaches of Chios island will satisfy even to most demanding visitor. Some of the beaches are located near the city of Chios: Karfas, Mega Limnionas, Aghia Fotia, Afanis Beach, Lo Beach and Daskalopetra. In the western part of the island there are the beaches of Elinta, Tigani, Metoxi, Managros, Limnos and Agia Markela. Other wonderful beaches are situated in the southern side of the island. The most famous of them are Komi, Mavra Volia, Vroulidia, Karida and Kato Phana. Also a swim in the crystal waters of Nagos and in the north-eastern part of Chios is a visit worth.
On the island of Chios the visitor can find 66 different picturesque villages. The northern part of the island is characterized by the beautiful villages of Kardamila, Amades, Viki, Kambia and Lagada, while on the north-western the villages of Volissos, Agio Gala, Pirama, Agiasmata and Nenitouria embellish the countryside. These villages are famous for their small valleys and the therapeutical spring. Travellers will also discover the beauty of the village Anavatos in the central part of Chios Island, which is built on the top of a rock of granite. Finally in the south there are situated the famous mediaeval villages of Pirgi, Mesta and Olympi. These villages, built like castles, for the fear of pirates in the middle ages have preserved their architecture through the ages and a visit there will be a visit in the medieval times. Pyrgi is famous also for the unique black and white geometrical decor of the outer walls of the houses. -The "xista" -are the things which enchant the visitor. The Island of Chios is famous for the growth of the Mastic and its further processing. Among other Mastic products, Chios is very popular for its Mastic sweets in the entire nation of Greece. Also, you should try the chian specialty called spoon sweets. Spoon sweets are made of several fruits like grapes, apples, cherries and citrus fruits, which are preserved in syrup to give a very sweet taste to the fruits. The climate and weather of Chios belong in the category of the Mediterranean climate, i.e. subtropical dry. Basic peculiarities of the Mediterranean climate are wet winters and warm, dry summers with a plenty of sunshine. In some Mediterranean areas, the sea plays a significant role. For example, when cold marine streams are present, the weather becomes stronger: the consequence is that there are occasionally chilly summers. However, in the Mediterranean basin, the general lack of such streams generate higher temperatures. A basic peculiarity of the eastern Mediterranean, where the island of Chios is situated, is the sunshine. The winds are the Etesian, strong and dry from the North, and the Sirocco, dry and warm from the Southwest.