Located to the east of Chios island, Oinousses is a group of small islets and only one of them is inhabited. They all boast a laid-back atmosphere, as well as gorgeous secluded Oinousses beaches where you are free to relax and enjoy the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. This is the hometown of many shipping families from Greece and this is where you can find exceptional wine. After all, Oinousses is directly linked to Oinos, which means Wine in Greece!
As for the beaches, you should know that there are not great facilities and modern amenities to look for. But for those of you seeking to enjoy the quintessence of island’s life, you will not be disappointed. In fact, you will fall in love with the coastline at first sight and you will never want to leave! Perhaps the best organized beach on the island is Bilali. This is the only beach on the island with a small cafeteria and canteen, covering your needs for drinks and food throughout the day. The beach bar operating on site offers unique moments of fun, as the sun melts into the transparent, shallow waters of Bilali.
Fasoli and Apiganos are two other popular Oinousses beaches, with the latter having a small marina for yachts. They are great to relax and enjoy the waters. But if you feel more adventurous, you should also visit Chochlakas and Katsika at the northern part of the island. These beaches are often quite windy, so water sports enthusiasts will love them. Agios Giannis, Fourkerou, Aspalathrokampos, Alyki and Marmaro are all found to the east and feature golden sand and easy access. Finally, there is a picturesque beach at the settlement of Kastro.
Overall, Oinousses beaches are mostly isolated and allow you to indulge in the genuine life on the island, without any crowds or noises reminding you of back home. Delve in the mysteries of such splendid natural treasures and enjoy!