beaches in santorini
The island of lava and infinite beauty, “daughter of a great anger” according to Greek poet Elytis, captivates the visitor with its peculiar elegant architecture and the black volcanic stone.
Santorini is not only about love, romance and the beautiful sunsets.
This island has everything you might need. Do you agree?
Below you will find a list of the most known -and less known- beaches that definitely worth a visit!
Monolithos: ideal for those who visit the island with their wives and children, since it combines relevantly shallow waters -which is quite rare for Santorini- traditional taverns with authentic local cuisine, very fresh fish and an organized playground.
Columbo: It was discovered many years ago by the usually avant-garde gay crowd. The small black pebbles, the impressive black rock at the side of the beach and the complete absence of beach bars give Columbo a mysterious ambience.
Vlichada: In order to enjoy the majestic scenery of the white volcanic rocks carved by air and salt just walk along the seashore.
The Red Beach: The deep red -almost blood-like- color of the sand and the surrounding rocks is the main reason to make your visit at the Red Beach. It is recommended to reach it by boat from Akrotiri for diving and snacks at the “Cave of Nicolas” (“Spilia tou Nikola” in Greek).
The White Beach: Leaving the Red Beach behind, having passed the minuscule beach Kambia, you may reach the White Beach with its white color pebbles and its distinctive rock raising there.
Messa Pigadia: this beach reminds of Vlichada, since its main characteristic is the sculptured pumice rocks.
Baxedes: It is recommended for wind surfing enthusiasts. Are you into this?
Almyra: A difficult to reach beach, but when you finally make it, it seems like turning back in time..
Thermi: The beach was named after the hot springs of the surrounding area. Because of the fact that it is only accessible via a rough path, it manages to keep its wild beauty intact.
Kamari: Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas, music, cocktails and food by some of Santorini’s best beach bars along with several water sports centres are the pieces that comprise this beautiful puzzle.
Last but not least is Perissa: The black from the volcano’s lava sand is its trademark and that’s why during summer season this beach is everyday filled with people all over the world.
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Panagiotis Inglesis is the co-owner and General manager of Athina Luxury Suites, along with his wife Mrs.Artemis Argyrou. Together they had a vision to create one of the best boutique hotels in Santorini and today they continue their vision…Athina Luxury Suites is considered one of the top hotels on the island.