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A must see, but not an all day beach

This beach really is a site to behold. I usually don't mind pebble beaches but this one the pebbles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthea C
via mobile
beatiful and calm beach

famous for its black vocanic stones the beach bis a calm place. being with a little kid we did not... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Ceren D
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An exotically beautiful beach full of black volcanic pebbles.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach really is a site to behold. I usually don't mind pebble beaches but this one the pebbles are quite large which makes it hard to walk. The waters are crystal clear and calm. Come prepared with water shoes if you want to go...More

Thank Anthea C
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I really don't understand all these reviews. Yes it is beautiful. I'm talking about the water. The black rocks are fascinating. However you need shoes to walk in with otherwise you will slip and keep slipping till you get in deep to swim. It is...More

Thank Jey D
Reviewed 7 September 2018

famous for its black vocanic stones the beach bis a calm place. being with a little kid we did not walk to the adjacent beaches but there is no facility in the first one. visitors should have something to sit on because it is not...More

Thank Ceren D
Reviewed 20 August 2018

interesting place.. with black stones and deep sea.. the only thing is not organised beach (no umbrella and at the middle of the day its too hot) but you should visit. We swim vith our seaglass and snorkel, amazing view.. I definetly advice .

1  Thank Ozge K
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Mavra Bolia is one of the best beaches in European Union. The black stones which by the way giving the beach the relevant name ,created by an old volcano which is not activated anymore. The stones meet the sea which is clear,cold with calm height...More

Thank Observer234
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is our first and last beach in Chios! I can still feel the crystal clear velvety water on my skin. Please wear sea shoes if you want to walk on the bolia (stones ) and make sure to pick up a stone to bring...More

Thank Eleni H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful black round pebble beach from another world! Very unique beach that you mist definetely visit. Might be a bit hard to walk on, so get good shoes, but it is definetely worth it! Get your googles! The lack of sand makes the water crystal...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

An amazing beach with particular stones and breathtaking view! Mavros Gialos Beach (Mavra Volia) Chios: On the southwestern coast of Chios lies the beach of Mavros Gialos (or Mavra Volia, as it is called), in a distance of 28km west of Chios Town. Its name...More

Thank Isidoros S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nice beach with dark stones. The water is very refreshing. More crowded after 12pm. Try going there in the morning when there are less people.

Thank Defne E
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Just wonderfull...wild and breathtaking beach. Deep clean waters, plenty of room even when crowded. A place to be in Chios

Thank Nektarios P
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