The beaches of Santorini will excite you with their unique features that make them stand out from the rest of Greece. The volcanic activity and the peculiarities of Santorini have created an endless expanse of black sand and fine pebbles on the eastern coast of the island, while in the south you can admire the red and white beaches with impressive rocks. Santorini has many options for water sports and recreation. Almost all the Santorini beaches are well organized, with sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as water sports facilities. You are also given the opportunity to dive in Santorini and you can rent equipment and also take lessons at the diving centers of the island.
Best Beaches in Santorini
The Red Beach is the most popular beach, but also the most famous in the international audience. It is one of the rare sceneries of Santorini that changes year by year as it is formed by air, water or erosion. It stands out for its red sand and for the red-black volcanic landscape.
The Red Beach is just a few steps from the Akrotiri archaeological site. It is accessible in two ways. Whether by boat from Akrotiri or by car. You will find coffee and refreshments on the beach so you do not need any supplies.
A beautiful coastal piece that connects the beach of Perissa at the beginning of Perissa from the mountain and the shallow waters towards the end of Ai Giorgis. Perivolos Beach, the natural continuity of Perissa’s beach is accessible by car / motorbike, but we recommend that you take the car at some point on the beach – there are free parking everywhere – and walk along the coastal road alongside the sea, thus enjoying the natural Landscape in all its splendor. If you are lucky at dusk, you can also witness a romantic wedding on the beach! It is mostly used by foreigners, all summer months. A large section of the coastal road becomes a pedestrian street every night. Behind the beach there are many taverns and rooms to let.
At the southernmost point of the island, Vlychada is considered a very special beach due to its volcanic landscape and the rocks that surround it.
When you first arrive at the Vlychada beach in Santorini you think it was in a science fiction movie. Lunar landscape, volcanic rocks, exotic atmosphere. Over the years, salt, air and wave have created a series of sculptures of sand, the part of the rock that separates the mountain from the sea, thus making Vlyhada an isolated paradise for couples, groups and nudists who prefer more distant points on the beach.
Anyone who visits the Red Beach deserves to go to the nearby White beach. It is a very small and quiet beach, with white pebbles.
Ideally quiet in relation to the bustling and neighboring Red Beach. There you will have to go prepared.
Though Ammoudi is not exactly beach, it is one of the most scenic spots of Santorini and attracts many people who wish to enjoy a Santorini meal and take a dip. It’s a great choice to see the sunset at night, with a crowd standing on the stairs or on the path leading from the parking to the harbor.
Perissa Beach, situated at the southeast end of the island, spread over 7 km, is the longest beach of Santorini. along with its continuation, Perivolos and Ai Giorgis. It is fully organized beach with bars, taverns and cafes right on the seashore.
At Perissa Beach you will find organized Camping, as well as the possibility for various activities. A variety of water sports are available to satisfy all tastes. The fact that it has a blue flag will probably bake you a little more to visit it.