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Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and book Santorini tours. It may be more famous for the Caldera and its famous sunset, but Santorini also hosts several beautiful beaches, which have nothing to envy from those of the other Aegean and Ionian islands.
Volcanic activity over the centuries, however, has created unique coastal landscapes, reminiscent of eerie, lunar “sandy beaches”, which in combination with the Cycladic air and the whitewashed houses on the edge of the cliff, make Thira one of the most popular summer destinations around the world.
It is also known as the black beach of Santorini has a length of 8 km and is located on the southeast coast of the island in an area that is not exposed to the wind.
Here, in fact, it is possible to practice in many water sports. The road that will lead you to Fira starts from the beach.
An extension of the beach of Perissa is Perivolos with less people and several taverns for food.
The coast of Kamari is known for its black sand beach surrounded by Mesa Vouno. Kamari beach in the shape of a crescent moon offers the opportunity for water sports and diving.
A unique beach, perhaps the most beautiful of Santorini. It is called Red Beach because of the red color of the volcanic sand. It is located not far from the village of Akrotiri, in the south of the island.
It is accessible thanks to a dirt road that starts right after the parking lot. Protected from the red rocks of the lava is the ideal place for those who want to go snorkeling on the island.
After Red Beach, Vlychada is perhaps the most impressive that hosts the island of Thira. The landscape is lunar, the rocks are volcanic, the atmosphere is exotic. The beach is characterized by fine black sand and dark pebbles and has a small number of umbrellas for bathers.
Monolithos is located along the east coast of Santorini. The dark beach is less crowded and chaotic than other beaches and is surrounded by trees and greenery. The shallow waters make it the ideal beach for children.
Surrounded by the white rocks that give it its name, the White Beach of Santorini is located right next to the Red Beach at the southern tip of Santorini. It is a small creek with black sand with large white pebbles and can only be reached by boat from Akrotiri or the nearby Red Beach.
It is the most isolated beach of Santorini and is 10 km from Fira, the capital of the island. To reach it you have to follow a path surrounded by thyme bushes. going down the road you will fall in love with the evocative landscape. As the area is close to the island crater, the water temperature is very high. It is a beach where nudism can be practiced.
The ideal would be to visit this beach out of season, when it is not flooded with hordes of tourists. The beach is located near the lighthouse in the south of the island of Santorini.
Protected by red rocks, the bay of Ammoudi is located below the village of Oia and is accessible by climbing 214 steps or riding a mule. The beach overlooks the caldera.
Armeni beach is located a short distance from Ammoudi beach and is a small paradise with turquoise waters. You can reach the beach by boat from Ammoudi or with 286 steps starting from Oia.
From Fira you can leave for the island of Nea Kameni located in the center of the caldera of Santorini, one of the most active volcanoes in Greece. The island with its barren and almost lunar soil offers beautiful beaches where you can swim and enjoy the benefits of the warm dark waters.
Another option is the volcanic islands of Palia and Nea Kameni with their hot springs, to which visitors can go through daily excursions from Mesa Gialos, the old port of Fira. The water near the springs changes and becomes red and hot, the rocks are black and the landscape is just as enchanting and wild as the other spectacular points of the island.