The tiny island of Inousses (also known as Oinousses) is a dream come true for lovers of untouched nature. The island is characterized by cozy beaches and private coves and attracts active travelers with its trekking trails.
Explore the island’s rich maritime tradition at the local Maritime Museum which houses miniature ships, paintings and rare lithographies.
1. Agios Georgios
Agios Georgios beach is a large sandy stretch of coast that is very well organized, with plenty of sunbed pairs and umbrellas to rent. There are also a few bars and restaurants nearby to grab a quick bite to eat, plus a handful of shower facilities to wash away the salt from your skin after a day in the sunshine!
The island of Inousses has a huge maritime tradition, as it was the birthplace of many shipowners. This is why there are a lot of beautiful yachts in the harbor and a few luxury villas on the shore!
Most people that visit this island take a boat from Chios and spend the day on the beach. This is a great way to see the best beaches in Inousses, but I would recommend staying a bit longer on the island and exploring it a little more! The villages are really charming and have some lovely beaches with a view.
2. Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos is one of the most popular beaches in the Mirabello Gulf. It is organized and sandy with cafes along the beach that serve snacks and drinks. It is close to the town center so it can get crowded during high season.
Other interesting things to do in Agios Nikolaos include visiting Lake Voulismeni, a picturesque lake in the heart of the city that recalls the myth of Zeus and the goat Almathia who fed him. Another interesting sculpture to visit is the Horn of Almathia, near Kitroplatia Beach, that recalls the legend of the god.
There are many hotels near the beach but if you want to enjoy a traditional and relaxing vacation, I recommend staying at Anny Sea and Sun or Kounenos Apartments, they offer spacious apartments with beautiful views. You can also find accommodation in Elounda, a luxury resort that has an 18-hole golf course and villas with breathtaking views. Alternatively, you can explore the local villages of Lato, Zenia and Exo Potami with their unique tavernas and cafes, or visit Gournia and Vrokastro Archeological Site.
3. Agios Ioannis
Agios Ioannis is a quiet beach west of the village with both pebble and sand, and it also has a clothing optional section. It’s one of the best beaches in Inousses and the sunsets are stunning. Katikies Mykonos is a great hotel here and there’s also a bus stop, mini market and plenty of restaurants nearby.
The pristine waters of Agios Ioannis are perfect for swimming, and the beach is lined with cobalt blue water and soft silky sand. It’s also one of the best beaches in Inousses for a romantic stroll.
You can stay in a hotel near the beach of Agios Ioannis or rent a private villa with an infinity pool in the same area. The Ace Vip team has a large offer of both types of vacation rentals in this area, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us and start planning your next holiday!
4. Agios Georgios
Pristine beaches, pretty villages, great local wine and stunning natural beauty are the hallmark of Lemnos. Explore rocky reefs on the coast of Myrtos and discover hidden coves wedged between tall limestone cliffs.
On the southern shore, mellow resorts like Agios Georgios offer a long swathe of tree-shaded sand. Nearby is Xirokambos Bay with a lovely sandy beach and a good taverna. Chochlakas and Katsika beaches on the north coast have windy waters that are ideal for water sports.
The capital of peaceful Folegandros is perhaps the most beautiful Cycladic village in the Aegean. Neat neoclassical mansions in a range of colors rise from the curved harbor, which is framed by cliffs and coves. On the inland slopes, cypress and pine forests contrast with fields of wildflowers and low bushes. Visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the island’s long seafaring heritage.