Crystal clear turquoise waters. Volcanic black pebble beach. Stunning rock formations bring you to a land before time. Jumping rocks for an adrenaline fix. Secluded enclaves.

Picture a desolate place tucked away from time. If you are looking for some peace of mind and serenity, Mavra Volia is magic. Follow a narrow road just past the harbor of Emporios and you will find this black pebble beach. The pebbles were created by lava from the now dormant volcano, Psaronas. There are two stunning beaches, partitioned by huge rock formations.

GETTING THERE: If you are facing the harbor of Emporios, take the road that follows the perimeter to the right. Just around the bend, the road splits. Take the left turn and it will lead you straight to the beach. Park anywhere on the right-hand side of this road (across from the houses).

CLIFF JUMPING: The rock cliffs between the two beaches jet out and make for a great jumping spot. Clarity of the water is deep so you have good visibility to scope out a safe landing. Pick a height anywhere from as little as 5ft to high as 50ft.

For those interested in a secluded space, continue walking down the second beach. There are some enclaves that provide privacy. In May, we had the beach entirely to ourselves. Summer months (June-August) are in season, so there will likely be other visitors but fear not - they will hardly take away from the beautiful oasis.

Pack List

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • A snorkel or goggles. The water is so clear you can spot schools of fish swimming
  • A good book because you will not want to leave
  • Snacks (the closest food is available in the port of Emporios - 5 minute drive)
Show More
Activities Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Diving
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Beach
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Cliff Jumping

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike Mount Zas

12 Saves

Explore Santorini, Greece

220 Saves

Jumping off the Diving Block off Elli Beach

51 Saves