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Santorini known and unknown beaches

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Greek Beaches and Sea

Santorini is perhaps the most distinctive Cycladic island. We present the most famous and the unknown beaches of this unique island


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If you are looking for beaches beyond the usual combination of "blue water, fine sand or pebbles" then Santorini is the ideal choice for you. The volcanic rocks of the island because of multiple geological upheavals of the eruptions of the volcano, with its characteristic black color of the sand that meets the visitor in most beaches, combined with the deep waters of the southern Aegean beaches create an alloy that is difficult you will find elsewhere.

Armenis: diving, not just

This is a quaint little seaside village in the northwestern part of the island, just below Oia. Where access is either by boat or by foot from the sandy beach, or by donkey from Oia, descending 286 steps. The beach is small, with large red and black rocks that spring from the very deep waters, ideal for swimmers who seek special sites for swimming. The area offers a diving center, and small traditional taverns with local delicacies.

Baxedes: back to black

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Covered with black volcanic sand, like most beaches, the beach is Baxedes of the most famous beaches of Oia. It is the best choice for those seeking peace and relaxation during their bath. Rarely will you see a lot of people on this beach, it is preferred by young people but families with children and surfers (due to strong north winds). Located in the northern part of Santorini, 11 km from Fira consisting mostly of black sand and rocks.

Columbo: only the lonely ...

Want loneliness and isolation? Beach Koloumbo your offer. Very close to Baxedes, the Columbo is a secluded sandy beach, the most beautiful in Oia. Arriving in Columbo would have to leave your means of transport on the road and get off the high cliff that encircles the beach by a narrow path. But you will compensate for the slight inconvenience. The rock provides shade from the sun and the waters here are warm, because the area is the most active submarine crater of the island. Do not forget to bring your drinking water, because in Columbo will not find a restaurant or canteen.

Red Beach: diving for different

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The Red Beach is another location in Santorini, which is worth a visit for the diversity. Located in the southwestern part of the island, near the village of Akrotiri. It is a picturesque beach, the most famous of the island, although the access is very difficult. It took its name from its bright red color of the sand and rocks in the area. It has sun beds, umbrellas and a separate canteen.

VourVoulos: black pearl

Vourvoulos is a quiet cove in the northeast of the island, with impressive black pebbles and rocks that surround it. It is not the most organized beaches, but has a few umbrellas and sunbeds, and a tavern. The area will see mostly families, locals and water sports athletes.

Kamari for secular and not only

Kamari is a large hamlet in the southeast of the island with heavy tourist traffic, mainly due to its proximity to the airport. The beach is huge in length and width, fully organized with sun beds, umbrellas and souvenir shops, with fine black sand and gravel and water that deepens abruptly. At the southern end of the beach stands a tall cliff, from which many brave swimmers dive. Worth to visit Ancient Thira, which is very close, or take the boat and go on the other side of the cliff in Perissa. Kamari is indicated mainly for family vacations, and has very good hotels, restaurants and nightlife calm.

Monolith: a family beach

This is the favorite beach of the locals. Located east of the island, halfway in Vourvoulos and Kamari. It is a long beach of fine black sand, shallow waters, so we will see many families with young children-, moderately well organized tourism. So if you have kids and want to enjoy family moments playing with them, the Monolith is the ideal destination. The site will also find many taverns and grocery stores.

Perissa youthful touch

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Perissa is the most economical solution for unforgettable holidays on Santorini youth. Located in the southeastern part of the island and has everything you could ask a visitor looking for night life, day and night. The beach is one of the largest and most organized of the island with black sand, steep diving school, water park, trainers and facilities for water sports, camping, beach bars, sunbeds, umbrellas, hotels, restaurants, etc. In Perissa the fun never stops. If there is a mood, everything is possible!

Perivolos relaxation-entertainment "two in one"

The yard is one of the best organized beaches, very long and wide with fine sand and clear deep water. Is essentially the continuation of the beach of Perissa, in southeast side of Santorini. It has a strong tourist industry, sunbeds, umbrellas, bars, beach bars with loud music, taverns directly beside the beach and many water activities, but they are also ideal beach for relaxation, and as a visitor away from the bars finds tranquility desired . It is precisely because it combines everything-relaxation, entertainment, food, sports, etc.-Perivolos suitable for all visitors and covers every taste and need.

Vlichada: the most lunar island beach

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Perhaps the most atmospheric beach island, Vlychada will generously give you the feeling of a journey ... to the moon. It is great in length, with infinite black sand and crystal clear water deepens very abruptly, almost from the second step and the magnificent, tall, white cliffs that surround it, give it a lunar appearance. Located in the southern part of the island is easily accessible, has a quiet cantina for badly needed and chairs with umbrellas. But if we move away from the canteen, you swim very lonely. In the immediate vicinity and a few taverns with delicious traditional dishes, and if you sit up the sun, the sun will reward you for staying.

White beach: polychromy then ...

The White Beach is basically a natural continuation of the Red Beach. The only way to reach here is by boat from Red Beach or Perissa. This is a little long beach with black sand and pebbles surrounded by distinctive tall white cliffs, from where it got its name. It has a few umbrellas and sunbeds, but do not forget to have your drinking water, you will not find a canteen or tavern.


Very small beach in the bay of St. Nicholas, northeast of the island of Palia Kameni. Access is only by boat or from Athinios Fira, but really worth it. The whole island is the result of volcanic eruption, the rocks are black and beautiful and wild landscape, while the waters here are yellow-green from Brimstone and especially warm from the hot springs area. You can combine the dip in the Old Burned by visiting the crater on Nea Kameni, such excursions are organized daily from Athinios or Fira.

Akrotiri: swimming with perfume history

The Akrotiri Beach is another secluded island location, ideal for isolation. Located southwest of the island, after the settlement of Akrotiri, between Faro and the Black Mountains. There is characterized as the most picturesque beach of Santorini, but the water here is crystal clear and the view breathtaking. Needless to say there is no canteen or lounger on the beach, the beach at Cape gives you the opportunity to enjoy a solitary swim in a cosmopolitan island.