|Greek name:||Παραλία Αμούδι / Paralía Amoúdi|
|Our rating:||Worth seeing|
Ammoudi Beach is located south of the port of Ammoudi. This is not a typical beach with sand and umbrellas – more a fragment of the wild, rocky, volcanic coast. Perfect for diving enthusiasts. The water is slightly warmer than in other parts of the island, it is also characterized by higher sulfur concentration.
It is a must to take comfortable swimming shoes with you, because both the beach and the bottom are rocky.
We reach the Ammoudi beach following a path to the south from the port of Ammoudi. In the high season, swimmers can be seen right from the very end of the village.
The path is unsecured and in some places the concrete foundation had collapsed with the remains of the path washed out by the sea waves. The path, currently badly damaged, was built in the 1980s with the efforts of the Greek Tourist Organization.
Following the path, we will reach a concrete platform opposite the islet / rock of St. Nicholas (Nisís Agíos Nikólaos o Peramataris). A small church of the same name (Agios Nikolaos Peramataris) is built into the eastern slope of the islet. It was named after the narrow sea “passage” (Diapori) that separates it from the coast where the town of Oia is located as Peramatari means passerby.
The small islet also has a concrete platform that some swimmers use to jump into the water.
Information about the Amoudi Beach:
|Umbrellas and sunbeds:||none|
|Bars and restaurants:||none (the nearest in the port of Ammoudi)|
|Parking:||on the road from Oia to the port of Ammoudi|
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View of Amoudi Beach on Street View: