Santorini has magnificent beaches. Out of the ordinary "tropical style",
the island has to offer unique places to swim. Beaches where the sand is black,
red, or white, the sun is hot, and the sea is deep blue and crystal
Water sports are also available in the majority of them.
There are brief descriptions of them here.
Not far from the ancient sites at Akrotiri, is the red beach with the same
name. You couldn't ask for a more breathtaking setting
for a swim. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the black sandy shore and into the clear blue sea make for a majestic
setting and one to enjoy. Meals and snacks can be found at a nearby hotel and if you like
excursions, boats leave from
Akrotiri to other beaches further down the southwest coast.
The beautiful black sandy beach of Kamari stretches for five miles in length along the eastern coast of the
don't have to walk far to find tavernas on the seafront as well as restaurants,
hotels, tourist shops and entertainment spots.
A number of water sports are also available like water skiing, windsurfing and paddle
boats. From Fira you can take the bus
to Kamari with frequent service.
Just north of Kamari and on the eastern coast is the beach of
Monolithos. Here you will find more peace and quiet than
other Santorini beaches, however with all the comforts of the other beaches as there are bungalows facilities
for snacks and meals available.
Ammoudi and Armeni are two beautiful beaches which are frequented by visitors to
that fascinating town built on the edge of a cliff. Ammoudi is situated directly below
Ia, on the north-west
tip of the island while Armeni is little further on.
An array of water sports is available at Perissa (water skiing, windsurfing and paddle
boats), one of
the most popular beaches on the island. The unique black lava sand and clear deep blue sea are the main
Seafront tavernas, hotels, camping facilities and trees for shade add to the
attraction. The beach is located at
the southeastern tip of Santorini.
Another of the quiet variety beaches on the island with small tavernas and rooms to let opposite
the beach. It is located on the southern tip of the island. Sport facilities are available
In the Perivolos area, this beach also offers a perfect spot for those wishing to avoid the big