The beautiful, sandy Vlychada Beach on Santorini attracts more and more tourists every year. Undoubtedly, a truly lunar landscape has an impact on their interest. The surrounding rocks are famous for their non-obvious shapes.
The colors of the beach make a very nice impression on visitors. Vlychada’s sand, a volcanic, fine, black gravel, contrasts with bright rocks. The whole is crowned with turquoise water shimmering in the sunlight. Nature in this part of the island decided to go wild, creating unusual rock formations with impressive, wind-carved paths. Each of them is special and unique. Somebody once said that the surrounding rocks are reminiscent of buildings designed by the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. Since there are many stones in the sea, we recommend the use of water shoes in this area. While most of the sea here is shallow and accessible, in some places it gets deep quickly. It is worth bearing this in mind.
Vlychada – a small town located in the south of Santorini, apart from the beach, stores some other attractions. Here you can find an old mill, a white church, an ancient cemetery, and an archaeological site. However, this is not the end of attractions. An absolute must is … the tomato museum!
How to get here
The distance separating the beach from the island’s capital Fira is just over 10 km. The road is of good quality by Santorini standards. Parking area is onsite. Parking spaces are close to the beach for extra comfort. In high season it becomes crowded.
Vlychada Beach is quite long. At its beginning, right next to the village, you can find taverns and snack bars, and you can also rent sun loungers with umbrellas.