Check out our guide to all the beaches of Santorini – there is something for everyone here.
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.
Perissa Beach in Santorini is a long beach filled with tiny volcanic pebbles that sometimes take a sand-like form. Due to its characteristic dark shade, this litter likes to warm up quickly. Especially in the middle of summer, you will need flip-flops or water shoes to move around which later can be used in the sea.
Kamari is one of the most popular places on Santorini. It is located on the southeast coast of the island. The long, black, volcanic beach is definitely the main attraction here, perfect for walks along the seashore. The Kamari Beach in Santorini is made of tiny dark pebbles and is about two kilometers long.
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.
Unlike many Greek islands, Santorini is not an island famous for its beaches. Tourists from all over the world visit this place, encouraged by the amazing volcanic landscape, the view of the caldera flooded with water, high cliffs, and picturesque villages situated on their peaks. This does not mean, however, that we will not find great places for swimming and sunbathing here. On the contrary!
In Santorini, we have dozens of beautiful beaches at our disposal. Among them, there are both fully developed ones with showers, toilets, sunbeds, umbrellas, and access to cafes and bars, as well as completely wild ones, which are sometimes difficult to get to, but you can rest on them in peace and quiet.
You can find descriptions of all these places on our website.
The beaches on the west side of Caldera are difficult to access. An asphalt road leads to only a few of them. The sun reaches them late and they are covered with shadow relatively early in the afternoon. Due to the characteristics of the coastline, it gets very deep in the water quickly. However, this is compensated by the fantastic view of the Caldera and all the islands of the Santorini archipelago.
The beaches on the east side have a relatively flat entrance to the sea and are mostly covered with fine, dark, volcanic sand. The beaches of the tourist resorts of Kamari and Perissa stretch for miles along bustling pedestrian streets filled with cafes, restaurants, and shops.
In the north-eastern part of the island, you will find several beaches that are less developed, quieter, but with equally easy access to the sea. In the south-east, on the other hand, it is worth visiting a few “geological gems”, including Red Beach, White Beach, and Vlychada Beach.
Check out our guide to all the beaches on the island of Santorini. We guarantee that everyone will find something for themselves here!