Baxedes Beach

Greek name: Παραλία Μπαξέδες / Paralía Baxédes
Coordinates: 36°28’48.44″N, 25°23’30.40″E
Our rating: Additional

 

Baxedes Beach (also known as Paradisos) is located on the northern coast of the island of Santorini, east of Cape Mavropetra, at the height of Finikia.

The name Baxedes comes from the Turkish word “Baxes”, which means “garden” (the locals grew vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, eggplants, carrots, zucchini, lettuce, and melons).

It is a long, wide beach with black volcanic sand and small pebbles. The escarpment stretching along the beach in the afternoon gives shade and shelter from the heat.

Usually there are no crowds here and everyone can find a place for themselves. Sun loungers can be rented in some parts of the beach, but there are places where you can spread your own blanket.

The beach is especially recommended for families with children because the waters are quite shallow (which happens quite rarely on Santorini), and the bottom is sandy.

On the beach or on a slope along the beach you will find several restaurants and accommodation facilities, but there are not many of them.

It can be quite windy on the beach, especially when there is Etesian (mild, dry wind regularly blowing every year in the warm season, mainly from the north).

Information about the Baxedes Beach:

Surface: fine pebbles and black, coarse volcanic sand
Infrastructure: in some places, at accommodation and catering facilities
Umbrellas and sunbeds: yes, in some places
Toilets: none
Bars and restaurants: yes, several
Parking: yes (in several places when going down to the beach)

Location of Baxedes Beach on the map:


View of Baxedes Beach on Street View:


More photos: