Santorini is a volcanic island of Cyclades, world famous for its lunar shaped beaches and majestic landscapes. The island boasts the largest caldera in the world, with the imposing cliffs carved by the Aegean Sea and the whitewashed houses hanging from the rocks. If you are looking for white silky sand and verdant seashores, perhaps this is not going to be your cup of tea. However, if you are searching for immense natural beauty and a mystical aura surrounding you in between your dives, then Santorini beaches will definitely astound you!
Red Beach is the most popular beach on the island of Santorini. As its name suggests, it is composed of huge scarlet red cliffs. It is located within short distance from Akrotiri ancient site and provides the ultimate tourist destination. Apart from the crystalline waters and the wonderful beach bars by the sea, snorkeling will certainly captivate your senses. The rich seabed is the perfect place for you to discover. Then, White Beach is right next to the Red Beach and is equally breathtaking. Here as well you will find black pebbles all along the beach, transparent waters and an amazing seabed to discover.
Moving forward with the finest Santorini beaches, Kamari beach is one of the most welcoming beaches on the island. Within a distance of 10 kilometers from the vibrant capital of Fira, Kamari invites you to a place of fine black sand. The beach is fully organized and offers various options for cafeterias and restaurants, fish taverns and beach bars. Kamari is a sea resort, attracting many visitors on an annual basis and overlooking the breathtaking Mesa Vouno rocky formation. Perissa also resembles Kamari and overlooks Mesa Vouno, providing a great option for those seeking an inviting beach to enjoy all day.
Of course, Vlychada could not be left out from the list of the best Santorini beaches to explore. The dark greyish sand is not the only distinctive characteristic of Vlychada. It is even more impressive to look at the enormous dunes, forming several different shapes as the backdrop of the seashore. They make the perfect combination along with the steep rocks and provide the absolute destination for isolation and even nudism. And besides these beaches, you should also make time for Monolithos and Cape Columbo, Perivolos and Vourvoulos.