BEACHES NEAR AKROTIRI (CALDERA SIDE)
Beaches closest to Akrotiri on the caldera side are:
Caldera Beach in Santorini is a beach of unforgettable views and great depths. From here you can observe the flooded with water caldera , from which the very name of the beach came from.
Balos Beach in Santorini is a small deserted beach in the southwest of the island. On its shore you can find abandoned huts, the picturesque white church of Agios Nikolaos, boats decaying with age and the remains of sunbeds. It is definitely a beach for lovers of nature and mystery.
Paralia Gialos is a less frequently visited beach in Santorini. It is located in the southwest of the island near the inactive Kokkinópetra volcano. There are only a few additional attractions on site, but there is o lot of peace and quiet. Due to the fact that this beach is located in a bay, you can find shelter from the wind and relax in the surroundings of beautiful and wild nature.
BEACHES NEAR AKROTIRI (SOUTH SIDE)
Beaches closest to Akrotiri on the south side are:
Kokkini Paralia, or Red Beach in Santorini, owes its name to the original colors of the steep cliffs created from the volcanic lava. Both the road and the beach itself are covered with a characteristic reddish-black gravel. The coast on all sides is surrounded by rocks, which guarantee unforgettable views of the bay.
The White Beach in Santorini, called by the locals Lefki Ammos (white sand) or Lefki Paralia (white beach), is a small beach located under high cliffs made of white rocks. It is a true paradise for lovers of sunbathing.
Kambia Beach in Santorini is located in the southwest of the famous volcanic island. It might not be the easiest one to find, but when you finally get there you will be impressed with the views and peace that prevails here. The rocks surrounding the beach have taken fanciful shapes as a result of the action of water and wind.
Mesa Pigadia Beach
Mesa Pigadia Beach is located in the bay that bears the same name. It is surrounded with rocks that effectively protect the sunbathers against strong winds. Difficult access to the place (long, gravel road) allowed this beach to maintain its wild character.
Almyra is a small undeveloped beach in the south of the famous Cycladic archipelago of Santorini. Despite its small size, it offers both rocky and gravel coasts.