Santorini has different beaches than any other greek island. Volcanic black, white or red, rocks, sand and pebbles, give Santorini beaches a unique beauty and makes a day on the beach an unforgetable experience.All the beaches of Santorini have crystal clear waters.We ll mention the most important beaches of Santorini, and what they offer.
Santorini red beach, is certainly the most famous one. Located near Akrotiri, has small red rocks and pebbles, and you need to walk for about 15 minutes in a small path to get there. It offers umbrellas and sunbeds and there are a few small places to get something to drink or eat
Perivolos beach , Perissa beach , Saint George beach, are actually one very long beach with black sand. Easy to get there , offering umbrelas, beach bars, restaurants, tavernas, water sports and markets.
Kamari beach, is a long black sand beach offering umbrellas, beach bars, restaurants, tavernas and water sports
White beach, is a small amazing beach sarrounded by white volcanic rocks. You can get there only by boat, and you should have with you anything you might need, as there is nothing to buy.
Vlychada beach, is a beautifull black sand beach near the marina of the island. The landscape next to the beach is unique, and its nice to stay there untill the sunset. There are a couple of tavernas and a small beach bar nearby, and a few umbrellas
Theros or Eros Beach, is very near to Vlychada. There is not an asphalt road going there, but only a dirt road. (which is in good condition, and safe to drive). This tiny beach is mostly in front of a beach bar called Theros.
other beaches of Santorini are : Columbos, Monolithos, Vourvoulos, Mesa Pigadia and Katharos beach.
How to get to the beaches of Santorini
- By public bus. There buses from Fira to Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos and the Red beach. There is not any public transportation though to some of the other .
- By taxi or private transfer. A taxi ride from Fira to any beach one way is about 25 to 30 euro. If you stay further up north like Oia, it’s much more expensive.
- With a rental car. The easiest way to explore any tourist destination. Rent a car in Santorini is the suggested solution for safe and relaxing transportation. Despite the popularity of the service the prices are surprisingly low, even during the high season.