Mavra Volia (20Km. from Mesta) is a beach with small black pebbles, ’cause of an upheaval of the volcano overlooking the beach at the Prehistoric Area. There are three beaches, one next to the other, under the same name, with deep, dark blue waters. There are apartments and studios, cafes and taverns offering fresh seafood, at Emporio, nearby.
Apothika is a beach completely unspoilt, even the road stops about 100 m. from the beach. This well sheltered from the Aegean winds beach with the clear waters is one of the most favorite beaches of the people living in the area as well as of the visitors too. It is located 4.5 km from Mesta.
At Apothika Beach, there is an eco-friendly dive centre - Cantine Tortuga, Mesta Diving School -where experienced and beginner diverscan explore the beauty and mysteries of underwater Chios.
You can also rent a kayak to explore the caves and beaches further along the coast, either guided or unaccompanied.
Head up the steps from the beach to a tiny cantina where the view is superb and you can enjoy a selection of refreshments and snacks.
There is also a small beach next to Apothika. The only way to reach that very small beach is to walk through the swallows from Apothika.