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.
Trahilia (5 km. from Mesta) consists of two small bays. It is a picturesque beach with small pebbles and brilliantly clear water lapping at its shoreline. The houses of fishermen is the only human intervention to the area. You may enjoy your swimming in the crystal waters next to fishing boats.