Kamari beach is one of the most popular black sand beaches of Santorini. Τhe area was not developed at all before 1956 when the big earthquake took place in Santorini. The result of the earthquake was the total destruction of the village of Mesa Gonia. The people of the village were then relocated to the area of what today is Kamari beach. The first foreign visitors started to arrive in 1970. Kamari beach was the first area to develop in a way that could host groups of tourists, and was the first area to welcome the first charter flights passengers. The area started to be a quite popular destination, and soon a lot of big hotels started to appear. Even today, some of the islands biggest resorts are found here. Kamari nowdays is a well organised seaside tourist destination. Every part of the very long black sand beach offers sunbeds and umbrellas and as a location is very good for families. Along the beach there is long pedestrian road, perfect for relaxing long walks, and very safe for children. There are numerous restaurants and cafe’s for every taste. From traditional fish taverns, to modern bistro’s, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner, breakfast, or drinks . Lot’s of shops offering souvenirs, clothing, and local products are open all day till late at night. Like in every organised beach, diving centers and water sports activities are also available all day. When the sun sets, along the beach walking road, a whole new street market appears, consisting of street artists and people selling hand made items. A very good location for relaxing, and swimming. If you are into archeological sites, the Ancient Thira, an antique Santorini city is within walking distance, on the top of the mountain near the beach, or you could drive all the way up if you have your own rental car. While sunbathing, maybe you should make your plans about what other places of interest you can visit in Santorini.
Places of interest nearby
Santorini is a very small island, so there are a lot of interesting places to explore near you. The village of Pyrgos is only 8 klms away , 9 klms to Fira the islands capital, and a little further 15 to 25 klms, you can find Akrotiri red beach and excavations, Perivolos beach, Imerovigli village on the cliffs, and the famous village of Oia. Many more beautiful spots are waiting for you to discover! In order to visit other places on the island of Santorini, it would be a very good idea to rent a car. This way you can visit all the beautifull villages of Santorini, or you can drive your rental car any time you wish and enjoy the other beaches of Santorini, and the unique places overlooking the cliffs. Rent a car in Santorini, compared to other means of transportation is rather cheap, and it really makes every day unique. Other means of transportation available is the public buses, with only a few bus stops, and taxis that you can call from your hotel. In that case it would be wise to check the price before you book a private transfer or a taxicab.
Why should you rent a car in Kamari Santorini with us?
We can deliver the Santorini rental car of your choice, ( we have available all types of vehicles ) , directly to your hotel or airbnb in Kamari beach, without any additional charge. Just call us or book your rental car online, and we ll meet you at your hotel reception at the time you prefer. The hired car can be returned again to your hotel, or at a different place, like our Santorini port car rental facility, or Santorini airport car parking area .