Red Beach Santorini: The red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located in the area of Akrotiri and only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland.
Kamari Santorini: Kamari is a famous beach resort of Santorini situated 8.6 km southeast of Fira, the island’s capital. Quite similar to the landscape of Perissa, the beach is covered by black sand while on the left side of the beach is an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea. The area is extremely attractive, especially at night when the rock shines in the dark. The beach of Kamari is fully organised offering a wide range of facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas and various types of water sports.
Perissa Santorini: Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 11.7 km southeast of Fira, extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini. The beach features unique characteristics, black sand, crystalline waters and various beach facilities. However, the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction of the beach and the entire area. Visitors are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark.
Perivolos Beach in Santorini
Perivolos Santorini: The beautiful beach of Perivolos is the longest black beach of the island. It is ideally located in close proximity to Perissa which is a mere 3 km away. This beach of Santorini lies on the southern end of the island, 10 km south of Fira. It distinguishes for its sparkling azure blue waters and tranquil atmosphere. On the beachfront, there are numerous hotels but also restaurants serving fresh fish and local delicacies and bars.
Perivolos is surely one of the most well-organized beaches of Santorini offering a plethora of exciting watersports facilities like scuba diving and jet ski.
Vlychada Santorini: Vlychada is a nice, organized beach on the southern side of Santorini. It has a small port where fishing boats and yachts moor in summer. The area is characterized by two large chimneys.
One is directly behind the beach and one is just nearby. These chimneys belong to a factory that is no longer in use and the brick structures are actually quite pleasant to look at.
Agios Georgios Beach in Santorini: It is a famous black beach of Santorini and it is located in the continuation of Perivolos beach, about 3.5 km away from Perissa. The beach attracts many visitors as nearby Perivolos beach offers numerous facilities such as umbrellas and sun beds, hotels and bars that fit every budget. Visitors can choose among a variety of activities.
Cape Columbo Santorini: This is the most isolated beach of Santorini, located 8.5 km from Fira, the island’s capital. While reaching Columbo you can park on the headland in two different positions and make your way down through a narrow path. The impressive yet dramatic landscape will amaze you. Surrounded by a wild landscape, Cape Columbo often gets windy. In fact, it is the wind and the waves that have formated the wild rocks of Columbo.
Monolithos Beach Santorini: The beach of Monolithos is close to the beach of Kamari and near the airport of Santorini. It is quite popular among the locals and especially families. It is a long beach with black sand and shallow waters, well-organized at some parts with sunbeds and umbrellas. This beach reveals a pleasant atmosphere, that is why it is often crowded.
There is a football pitch, basketball court and for children a nice play area. There are also trees at the back of the beach for shade seekers.
White Beach Santorini: The White beach is actualy the cove right next to the Red beach, on the southern side of Santorini, near the village of Akrotiri. It is very similar to the Red beach, with black pebbles on the shore, only that the surrounding cliffs are white. This beach is accessible by boat or on foot from the Red beach.