Vlychada Beach in Santorini
Information about Vlychada
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.
Vlychada itself is quite long and is covered with dark grey sand. There are a number of sun loungers here. It is worth having a look at the rock formations behind the beach which are quite interesting.
The area offers some restaurants.
How to get there
There are many different ways to get to Vlychada beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Vlychada: 11.5 km / 7.1 miles | Port to Vlychada: 9 km / 5.5 miles | Fira to Vlychada: 10 km / 6.2 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Vlychada beach and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.
Public transfers: In Vlychada village lies the terminal of the bus route Fira > Vlychada. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Vlychada twice a day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Vlychada: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Vlychada, following the route Fira > Vlychada.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Vlychada: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Vlychada, following the route Fira > Vlychada.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.