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A special beach...

This is really a special beach, made up of uniform dark pebbles. It has clear and clean water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Anyone who goes to chios must visit this unique beach. As it is not yet commercialized :) it has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a special beach, made up of uniform dark pebbles. It has clear and clean water (quite cool, however). It can be accessed by car. That is to say, if it's not a peak time and you can find a parking place. If...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pokemon1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am very happy to be here in Mavra Volia. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Chios... but they have no public bathrooms. Given its location and demographics, one would expect o see at least one toilet - given it has a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who goes to chios must visit this unique beach. As it is not yet commercialized :) it has preserved its natural beauty, the water is beautiful and the beach is clean. There is a mini market where you can buy beverages, but there is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shehla_ali
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

it is difficult to get inte the water due to the stones on the beach. Furthermore, the car park situation near the beach is completely chaotic. It is worse than in Athens Plaka during rush hour! A recommendation is therefore to park the car outside...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 526max
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Everybody must visit it! The place is unique. But take water (or/and other liquids) with you. There is a mini-market but you have to go up and down! Also don't forger that there are no umbrellas there.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cris_Konsta
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful black stones and crystal clear water! Ask for more? Shde under the trees and a pkus the Cantina for iced coffee, water, beer, drinks and snacks. Anything you need! Locals from all over the usland come to Mavra Volia. Go early if you need...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LedaMyk
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We stoped by this beach, since it is the only black beach on the island. It is really very nice, with a few people. You park right at the end of the road, close to the beach. There is also a small restaurant with coffee...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

Do not hesitate to come here even if you are accustomed to crystal white sandy beaches. Yes, it is against all trends and templates; black stones-not pebbles-on the shore and in the sea...Believe me that you forget all those once you leave yourself into this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mavror
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Chios has MANY MANY beaches that are far superior really, quite busy and found the large black pebbles quite uncomfortable

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Larry_J_Petas
Reviewed June 12, 2019

We were intending to spend limited time here but then stayed until the sunset. The sea is so clean, a bit cold though. There are so sunbeds at the beach, which makes it more natural. That said, still there is a kiosk that you can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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