7 best beaches to swim in Santorini
Are you visiting Santorini this year and you’re wondering where to go for a swim? Except for the Santorini private tours at the island, we have prepared the full guide for the 7 best beaches to swim in Santorini and we are ready to present them to you. Either if you’re traveling with your friends, your family, your significant other or even on your own, these beaches are for sure what you will need to visit in Santorini.
We are going to cover every taste, from the ones who love to party and drink cocktails on the beach to those who need some time to relax and sunbathe under the beautiful sun of Greece. Get ready to travel with us mentally in Santorini and prepare yourself for your own vacation there.
As her name suggests, this beach is surrounded by red rocks -as a result of the volcano eruption- which give her a majestic look. It is a beautiful scenery and you will enjoy it either you’re traveling with your family or friends. This beach has crystal clear waters which are almost transparent and you can see the bottom of the sea.
The sound is very dark almost black, and in contrast to the red scenery, it creates an amazing atmosphere. It is the ideal beach to bring a waterproof camera with you and take photos from the inside of the water too.
At the red beach you are going to find sunbeds and umbrellas where you can sit for a small price. It is a very famous beach so if you are planning to visit it, you will need to go there early to find a spot.
Perissa beach is addressing people who need to relax and admire the sounds of the sea and the sun. You will easily find a sunbed there as it is not very crowded. It is one of the to awarded beaches of the island as it is safe to swim in it. You can also visit Perissa with kids as it is not dangerous for them.
The only drawback is that it is 15km away from Fira so you will probably need to rent a car or another vehicle to get there. Otherwise you can use the public transport means.
Monolithos beach is the most family-friendly beach of the island. The sand is very fine and there are no rocks in it which makes it perfectly safe for little children. It is an organised beach which means that it has sunbeds and umbrellas where you can sit for as many hours as you like.
There is also a playground for little children and a lifeguard tower which makes it very relaxing and assuring for parents. If you are spending your whole day there, you can eat at the traditional taverns, shop at the mini markets and even drink your coffee there.
The beach of Perivolos is another spectacular one because the sand in it is black. It might sound weird to you but the waters of the beach will for sure make it up to you. It is quite a long beach and it is able to satisfy even the most demanding guests.
There you will be able to find many beach bars, coffee shops and restaurants so you could spend your whole day there. At the beach there are also some quite corners where you can relax and spend time with your loved ones. It is for sure one of the most loved beaches of the island.
This beach will definitely look alien to you when you will see it for the first time. The huge whithe rocks that surround her are imposing and they will definitely remind you of the scenery we have seen on the moon. There are a few sunbeds and umbrellas where you can sit but the beach is not organized. This means that there is no shop or beach bar nearby so bring your own water and food.
It is a majestic beach without a doubt though so you need to definitely include it in your list of the beaches that you will swim in the island.
This beach is located underneath Thira and it is fully organized. Kamari beach is the second beach of the island which is awarded for her waters. It is a greart beach to spend your day as it has everything you might need, coffee shops, beach bars, confectionery shops, bank machines where you can draw money from and taverns.
You need to bear in mind that Kamari beach is known worldwide and many tourists are visiting it every summer.
If you are going to book a tour with a boat then you really need to visit Old Kameni. The tours start from Mesa Gialo and are daily so you can book one if you are even staying for three or four days. The little islets of Old and New Kameni are the result of the volcano eruption and they are truly brautiful.
You need to grab the chance to visit them and swim in their blue waters. In this area you will also find hot springs where you are allowed to swim for a few minutes as it is included to the boat program. You will be amazed by the healing ability of the hot waters and you will leave rejuvenated and relaxed.
The trip is 4 to 5 hours and you will need to wear comfy clothes. Do not forget your swimsuit and some bottles of water!