The island’s nature is fascinating due to the dramatic changes of its landscape and its biodiversity. When hiking in the southern part of the island you encounter the fragrant citrus orchards of Kampos area and the evergreen Mastihatrees. Follow trails across the mastic villages, the well preserved fortified settlements that date back to the medieval times and are a significant element of the culture of Mastiha.
Find out what lies beneath the crystal clear waters of the Aegean by taking a dive!
At Apothika Beach, there's an eco-friendly dive center - Cantine Tortuga, Mesta Diving School - where experienced and beginner divers can explore the beauty and misteries of underwater Chios.The center offers scuba diving lessons, so anyone can take the plunge!
With a mix of sand and rock on the seabed, you'll see octapuses, morays, nudibranchs and all manner of sea creatures and fish.
After a day diving or snorkelling with owner Hector Giourgis, head up the steps from the beach to a tiny cantina where the view is superb and the small selection are a perfect way to round off your day as the sun sets over the horizon.