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.
The most southern beach of Chios, 8.5 Km from Pyrgi, and approximately 25Km from Mesta, next to Mavra Volia. Small sandy bay ideal for sunbathing in privacy.