Our Santorini Beach Guide
The best beaches in and around Santorini
|Exo Gialos Beach|
Exo Gialos is a beautiful, quiet, sandy and pebbly beach at a distance of about 4 km from Fira at the east part of Santorini with stunning rock formations.
It is located east of Fira city and is considered to be the beach of Fira town. It is quite isolated with natural beauty and a contrast of the blue sea and black sand.
A small fishing boats port exists here. The beach is partly organised with umbrellas at approx 3 Euros per person. There is also a canteen for snacks, beer and refreshments and a taverna for lunch.
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Kamari is a famous beach resort of Santorini situated 10 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.
The traditional houses line the village of Kamari offering a beautiful view to the sea. Visitors can take a nice walk along the waterfront.
Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 15 km southeast of Fira extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini. The beach features unique charateristics, black sand, crystal clear 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. Tourists are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark.
The village offers a great variety restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. The area is extremely developed with modern amenities and quite inviting while retaining its strong traditional character.
The beach of Monolithos is close to the beach of Kamari, in the area near the airport of Santorini. It is quite popular among the locals and especially families. It is long with black sand and shallow waters, sunbeds and umbrellas are provided.
This beach reveals a pleasant atmosphere, that is why it is often crowded with children. The area is surrounded by various hotels and other accommodation, restaurants and cafes.
There is a football pitch, basketball court and for children there is a play area. There are also trees at the back of the beach, ideal shade seekers.
Vlychada is a serene, pebbly beach with a picturesque landscape about a 10 minute drive from Perivolos and well worth a visit.
It is one of the most beautiful and best organised beaches in Santorini.
From Fira you take the road to Akrotiri and there you will see a sign to Vlyhada. There are no buses running and this discourages big crowds of tourists from coming to this beach. Ideal for those who like to avoid the masses and simply swim and sunbathe. No water sports available here.
Theros beach bar offers cocktails relaxing music and sunbeds and parasols for hire.