Chios has over 90 beaches—cosmopolitan or desert, sandy or stone, organized or not— all known for their crystal clear water and beautiful depths. The vast majority of Chios’s beaches are easily accessible by vehicles, however, there are a few where you can explore and experience their beauty on foot, leaving your vehicle just a few meters behind. Some well loved stone beaches are Agia Fotini, the steep beach of Vroulidia, the bay of Avlonia, graphic Nagos, the popularly photographed Agios Isidoros and the unique volcano rock beaches of Mavra Bolia. A little more isolated are the beaches of Elinda, Karinda and Didima. On the list of popular sandy beaches are Karfas, Komi, Glaroi and Lefkathia. Those who love sandy beaches cannot miss the blue-green water of Agia Dynami and the incredible colors of the sun as it sets in the Aegean Sea on the beaches of Managro and Agia Markella. You are sure to find a beach that will steal your heart.
Chios is an island where there are different types of tourism—athletic, sea, religious, cultural. The main athletic events organized on the island are the open water swimming event to Agio Stefano, the half marathon and brevet of Chios.