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. North winds search the bay and therefore it’s better not to visit the beach when north winds set in. The name derives from the ancient Greek word "Myrikin" that means Myrica, a bush common to places near the seashore.
Komi is located 4Km outside the village of Kalamoti and 22Km from Mesta and is among the loveliest beaches of Chios, with a fine sand suitable for beach games and relaxing sunbathing. The area has many, restaurants, taverns offering fresh seafood, and bars for evening outings.