The top 5 Santorini Beaches
Santorini is famous not only about the well-known sunset but also about the beautiful beaches. The special geographic features make these beaches different.
Black pebbles, gold and white sand and crystal turquoise waters provide a picturesque scenery. There, you can swim and relax all day. Also, many beaches are organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports and beach bars. Let’s see some of the beaches that it is advisable to visit before leaving Santorini.
Red beach is one of the finest and most beautiful beaches of Santorini. This beach is located near the ancient site of Akrotiri. Red color pebbles, rocks and clean water make this beach spectacular. Every year many visitos reach the Red Beach either by boat or on foot. The unique scenery of its red lava cliffs cascading down to the sea attracts many tourists from all over the world.
Perissa and Perivolos is basically the same long beach. There are many long black sandy and pebble beaches that offer you relaxing moments. This beach has been awarded with the E.U. blue flag. Perivolos is famous for its blue waters, black pebbles and amazing atmosphere. On the beachfront there are several beach bars and taverns in order to taste fresh fish and local products.
Monolithos is the best destination if you have kids with you. This beach is situated close to the airport on the East of Santorini. It is very popular for its black sand and there are many facilities not only for kids but also for adults. Monolithos is an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas and few tavernas and restaurants.
Vlychada Beach (White Beach)
This beach is wonderful as the volcano rocks remind of a moon landscape. It is one of the most organized beaches in Santorini but it is not as crowded as other beaches. Vlychada is only for those who want to simply swim and lie down in the sun. There are some tavernas and snack bars and there are no water sports available here.
Kamari is one of the most famous and easily accessible beaches of Santorini. The clear blue waters, the long grey sand offer an amazing scenery. This beach is awarded with two E.U. blue flags. Also, it’s very organized and features many restaurants to taste Greek food, beach bars and shops. Also, there are various facilities, sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports.