The top 10 beaches on the island of Santorini

Santorini is an island that is part of one of the archipelagos of Greece called Cyclades. It is totally different from the other islands that are in the Aegean Sea, because it has a geological configuration of unique beauty, formed by remains of the caldera of an ancient volcano.

Every detail presented to us by nature in this relief is pure beauty.

The island of Santorini, has a set of beaches, which have a common aspect: the charm of the volcanic soil, which generates that the sand turns black and the water possesses an incomparable intense blue. There are also some where you can see a reddish sand in the style of the Red Planet (Mars).

The beach of Perivolos

Perivolos, a beach where there is a unique paradise in kind, crystalline waters, soft black sand everywhere and is one of the most popular beaches in the region. It has a number of hotels, bars and restaurants for all kinds of people. It has great quality in each of the resorts that are presented to us, suitable for the great diversity of tourism that reigns.

The beach has a great advantage, because while in most regions of the island blows a wind of great force, in this the waves are not very large, because their position is not affected by this. Also the best time to get out is around four in the afternoon, because that's when the real party atmosphere begins.

There are all kinds of restaurants, which will be tailor-made from the simplest palates to the hardest to satiate. Every traveler will have the opportunity to choose a restaurant to suit you. In some you will find the regional food and other dishes a little more extravagant.

In summary Perivolos is a beach that has great qualities to be visited, as it will envelop the traveler in a unique experience.

Red Beach

The Red Beach is one of the most famous in Santorini, because it attracts tourists because of the large slabs of volcanic rocks it possesses, with colors ranging from red to a very deep black. It is also close to an old village called Akrotiri, in which we can find the most representative archaeological site of Santorini, where, in ancient times was a settlement of the Minoan.

The city has managed to preserve itself over time thanks to the volcanic land that is present in the area. Within this we can find a series of hotels and taverns, which are built in the traditional way of the building of the beach, adapting the style of the ancient times, making the traveler feel out of time.

Santorini Red Beach near Akrotiri
Santorini Red Beach near Akrotiri

We will have the opportunity to access the beach, through a path that has an incredible view in each step, where the hike will last about 10 minutes and this one is preceded by a parking, so that the tourist can have secured a space for his car. Another way to arrive could be through small boats called calques that depart from the ports of Fira and Akrotiri.

When you reach the beach you will find the beautiful sand dyed reddish and black, which has a series of stones a little incompatible to sit. Fortunately, we will find a series of palapas and loungers so that the traveler has the opportunity to lie down and observe the great paradise that is shown before his eyes. It is also an area where snorkeling is very practiced, due to the crystality of its waters.

Kamari Beach

Karamari is a beach that consists of five kilometers long, being one of the longest of Santorini. In this we can find a variety of tourists from all over the world. It has a series of palapas and loungers so that travelers have the opportunity to contemplate every place that this paradise of nature shows us. Also those who are lovers of water sports will have the opportunity to practice the different proposals offered.

The beach of Kamari on the Greek island of Santorini
The beach of Kamari on the Greek island of Santorini

Along the whole beach we can find several options to taste a dish, to take a simple coffee, to buy some souvenirs and in the future remember our stay there and even to have a good time with friends.

The White Beach

Playa Blanca is located 14 kilometres from the capital of Santorini, Fira. This is one of the biggest attractions of the island due to the different colors with which it was dyed its sand, from what is the color black, gray and even white. It is surrounded by huge whitish rocks that make the tourist feel completely estranged from humanity.

In order to have access to this unique beach, you only need to take a boat from the port of the city of Akrotiri. In this you will have the opportunity to have some drinks with friends or companions in the small canteen that is there.

Almira Beach

Almira is very far away from the island, so access to it is not easy. The only way to get there is through a dirt road that is located before a small detour. However, if no sign is found, the tourist may be guided through a small tavern called Captain Marcos. In which you will have to ask how to get there. A peculiarity of this tavern is that all the products offered in it are manufactured by themselves in a natural way.

The beach of Amoudi

In the city of Oia, one of the most visited by tourists, we will have the opportunity to visit Amoudi, which turns out to be the port of this. It is a fascinating and picturesque landscape for the culture that is presented in this, also there are many people who come to visit. The beach can be accessed in different ways, from what is the car, walking around 300 steps or the most traditional way, through the mules found in Oia.

The beach of Baxedes

Like Amoudi, it is located in the city of Oia and in fact is the most frequented by tourists who do not like the crowd and also by the local families. Despite not being a beach as organized as the others, we can find some taverns that offer regional dishes, as well as some fresh drinks. At the end of the visit to the beach, you can visit a winery called Sigalas, where the tasting of the most famous wines of Santorini is given.

The Exo Gialos Beach

Exo Gialos has an unsurpassed beauty, with a very quiet atmosphere, where every shred of sand and water is unified forming a paradise that is impossible to stop contemplating. This is located 4 kilometers from the village of Karterados a very picturesque town that is distinguished by the architecture it possesses.

Inside of Exo Gialos we can find some taverns in which we will find exquisite regional dishes and refreshing drinks. Like some loungers and palapas to observe the marvel of paradise.

The beach of Katharos

Katharos is the most secluded beach in all of Santorini. It has a natural decoration of engraved rocks that seems to have been created by the best painter. Within this, we can find the famous restaurant Katharos, which is responsible for providing the best service and the best quality in its edible products, also takes care of several festivals in those nights when the full moon is shown in all its splendor.

The beach of Kolumbo

The beach Kolumbo, is characterized by a beach that in the beginning was only for tourists who liked nudism. But over time, more people began to arrive and generalize. Coming to mingle all kinds of tourists.

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Kolumbo, does not have any food or drink place, so you are encouraged to take food and water, so you can enjoy the scenery to the fullest.

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