|Παραλία Κολούμπου / Paralía Koloúmpou
Koloumbos Beach (also known as Koloumpos, Colombo, Columbo, Coloumbo or Culumbus) is located on the north-eastern edge of the Santorini island, east of Cape Koloumpos (Greek Άκρα Κουλούμπο).
It is a wild, secluded beach with black sand and volcanic rocks and a gentle descent to the water. The huge cliffs are breathtaking and provide natural shade, but it is worth placing yourself slightly away from them, because their fragments can slide down and thus create danger. Bring water and provisions with you as there are no shops or restaurants nearby. The beach is often visited by nudists.
The water is relatively warm, because in the sea, several kilometers of shore, there is an active, underwater volcanic crater Columbo. It is from it that the cape and the beach took their name. The volcano is one of the most active in this region. Its largest eruption took place in 1650 (more information – Volcano Colombo).
The most characteristic point of the beach is Cape Koloumpos (Cape Columbo) – a 47-m high rock entering the sea.
Nearby are several sea caves, including the most famous Spilia Tis Fokias (Seals Cave).
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).
Finding the right place to park a car and getting to the beach can be a challenge, as there is no official parking area nor path to the beach.
Information about the Koloumpos Beach:
|fine pebbles and black, coarse volcanic sand, volcanic rocks
|Umbrellas and sunbeds:
|in some places
|Bars and restaurants:
|in some places
|along the road (no official parking area)
Location of Koloumpos Beach on the map:
View of Koloumpos Beach on Street View: