In a distance of 5 klm from the castle of Mesta, you may find more than ten beaches to swim, with a magical view in the virgin waters of the Aegean Sea.
Get to see and take photos of the mastic-tree tears. These transparent drops of the famous mastic, which can only be seen here, in the southern Chios Island villages.
Live the experience of 'suma' production. suma is the local drink that comes out of grape distillation, and is made traditionally through the years always in a celebrating mood.
Experience the customs of the village in the Easter period and get to visit the churches with the particular architecture, and especially the famous icon screen of the "old Taxiarhi's" church.
Take part in the three-day celebrating happenings for the local 'Agas' custom, the days of humoristic judgment of everyone in the village. He will definitely find a reason to judge you too!
Taste the local wine, that is made 'by the letter of Inopion'. According to Greek mythology Inopion was the son of the first king of Chios, Dionysus, who lived in the southern part of the island and taught the locals the secrets of making wine.
Visit all sites worth seeing in the area around Mesta village. The cave in Olympoi village and the mastic museum, the ancient akropolis at Emporios and so many others that you should not miss.
If you feel tired, you may enjoy walking through the cobbled alleys of Mesta and feel the magic of travelling through history in a so well-preserved castle. Take a rest and relax in the square of the village, or even at the stone seats that you may find next to the doors of the houses. Get to talk to the locals and you will be impressed with the secrets laid all these years under the shadows of this impressive architecture.