Before or after a visit to the Cave of Olympoi, take a look to Agia Dynami Beach. The Beach takes its name from the monastery Agia Dynami witch dominates the hill on the south side of the bay. This is a beautyful place for a swim in two little pebbled coves, you may enjoy the white sand and the stunning turquoise hue. A visit to Agia Dynami Beach is a truly atmospheric experience.
Apothika is a beach completely unspoilt, even the road stops about 100 m. from the beach. This well sheltered from the Aegean winds beach with the clear waters is one of the most favorite beaches of the people living in the area as well as of the visitors too. It is located 4.5 km from Mesta.
At Apothika Beach, there is an eco-friendly dive centre - Cantine Tortuga, Mesta Diving School -where experienced and beginner diverscan explore the beauty and mysteries of underwater Chios.
You can also rent a kayak to explore the caves and beaches further along the coast, either guided or unaccompanied.
Head up the steps from the beach to a tiny cantina where the view is superb and you can enjoy a selection of refreshments and snacks.
There is also a small beach next to Apothika. The only way to reach that very small beach is to walk through the swallows from Apothika.