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Red beach no thanks
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Category: Santorini Red Beach


The effort you need in order to reach this beach is not worth it.
You need to climb the cliff and it is not recommended with sea shoes, but while you're going to the beach you usually don't dress something different.
When you are on the beach you'll find stones and entering the water is not easy in many points.



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Nice beach
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Category: Santorini Vlychada


Two nice taverns close to this rocky beach. 5 euros for two huge sunchairs with a fixed big parasols is the cheapest we found so far. Nice and quiet.



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Red Beach very dirty
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Category: Santorini Red Beach


Red beach was very dirty. There was no rubbish bins and nothing there to sit on like most of the other beaches. I did not mind the walk down to the beach but was disappointed when I got there. I only stayed a short time and went to a cleaner beach. Very disappointing as I had been told so much about how beautiful Red Beach was, but found that it had not been cleaned up for a very long time or more to the point most people left there crap behind instead of taking it with them and disposing of it in the bins up the hill.



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A Fantastic Resort
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Category: Santorini Perissa


We first visited Perissa August 2007, it was our first time to the
island & the resort. Overall if you are looking for a fairly quiet clean &
tidy place to spend a couple of weeks with family or loved ones I reccomend
it! The beaches were kept clean, the tavernas that sit along the coastline
were very reasonably priced and if you love the nothing more than lazing
around then this is for you. I hope not much as changed as we are packed &
ready to go back in a couple of days time. See you soon Perissa!!



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Santorini Kamari beach
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Category: Santorini Kamari


I was lucky enough to win a holiday with XL.com to the Seaside Apts three weeks ago, I am so anxious to voice my opinion of my stay. I am a travel reporter by trade, so this wasn't such a big deal, to give an honest and detailed report.

With my friend Susan we set off from Dublin and sent a pleasant flight to Santorini, we were greeted at the airport in an extremely efficient manner and transferred to our apartments, although the coach stopped some distance away from the apartments and the walk after a long day wasnt welcomed.

Nickos at the reception was extremely pleasant efficient and courteous
a no nonsense checking in proceedure. Our cases were whisked away to our apts and were sitting waiting before we'd left the reception.
The apartment which we were told were basic but clean was an understatement. We were greeted to a small but excellent laid out apartment with what I think was the best balcony of the whole complex,we overlooked the swimming pool and had a great vantage point.
The was a single bed on the lower level and a double bed was located up a verticle set of stairs(this was a bit scary gong up and downAny one with mobility problems would prove difficult.)It lacked storage space in the upper level, which meant my clothes were in the wardrobe in the entrance hall. On checking out the other apartments they were quite vast but our apt's balcony made up for it. The pool area was small but very pretty and functional but with the beach so near a maximum of twenty people would make it quite crowded.

The housekeeping was excellent the staff were kept on their toes, towels and bedlinen were changed daily I felt an extra special effort had been made.

Choice of restaurants along the strip was plentiful and varied. Locals commented that the Seaside Apartments' restaurant was the BEST. Unfortunately our visit to the restaurant was a diaster amd the food was quite atrocious, we put it down to a bad experience.one which we did not repeat.

We spent the week experiencing the culinary delights of other establishments, all very favourable Susan was a great fan of pizzas which the Greek cooked to perfection. Fish was my love and they presented it beautifully nad the taste buds were spoilt.

For those who would intend to self cater, the two cheapest supermarket of the island were located less than 2 mintues away front the apts.

My only complaint was the beach, it was pebbled stones, and shoes had to be worn to go into the ocean,the stones and build up of sand with a film of oil made it totally impossible to walk on, with ridges to traverse it was a long way out before you could swim.. just not my kind of beach, I never got to swim in the sea, I was disappointed.

The bar area was at the front of the hotel, very pleasant and Nickos looked after it most of the time what with serving in the restauant he was a very busy young man. The entertainment was nil but I think with the right PR of the hotel entertainment could a simple and profitable for all. If the job was uo for grabs I would jump at the chance.

The reprentative of XL.com Sarah was a very pleasnt young lady she was diligent and always seemed to appear at the appropriate times.She was knowledgeable and informative.

Nightclubs were sparse to say the least,travelling to Fira seemed to be the order of the day but would be expensive to return from...
A new nightclub Dom was newly opened and they hadn't got it right it had a lot to be desired. Bars were plentiful, one which stood out was Anna on the front which opened early for breakefast and then remained opened till 5am, husband brother and wife team ran it they were efficient and the wife being the better bar person.their best asset was Benny, waiter joker and PR he welcomed everyone..

On the whole I would comsider Santorina a real couples' holiday not really many facilities for children.

I must say it was altogether a wonderful restful time. The weather was glorious and I wouldn't have missed it for the world, thank you XL.com






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Difficult terrain and hot sand but beautiful
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Category: Santorini Red Beach


This is definitely a beach to come see - but be prepared. Access to the beach is via a fairly rough, steep trail with precipitous drop-offs. Plan on wearing tennis shoes, not flip-flops or sandals for the climb. Alternatively, you can take a water taxi from just below where the bus drops you off. The taxi drops you off in calf-high water, so plan accordingly with water shoes or dive boots.

Water shoes or dive boots are a must for walking on the beach and/or into the water. The "sand" is very hot and full of uncomfortably large rocks. Likewise, wading into the water is difficult for the rocky shore.

The landscape is magnificent - the red rocks overlooking the dark beach is very impressive. And so were the crowds when we visited in early July 2008! Female toplessness is not unusual.

There are NO facilities on the beach and not much nearby - there are a few stands near the car park for water, food, etc. - make sure you bring whatever you expect to need.



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we recommend columbo BUT beware of falling rocks
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Category: Santorini Cape Columbo


we love santorini more than any place in the world..that is why we keep coming back for the last 15 years. we wil be back in two weeks again. but last year we had an experience that we learned from. we were at the columbo beach and had put our towels right under the cliff to have some shade. thank god we were just getting up to go into the water, because suddenly without warning about 3 cubic meters of rock fell right on top of us. there were huge rocks amongst them. one of us was hit in the back and knocked down by a large rock and had to go to the hospital..but besides a very bruised and stiff back and some physical therapy it seemed to turn out ok. we lost our camera and some other stuff. but the beach is breathtakingly beautiful. and very untouristy....Just beware of the cliff and don't sit or lay directly under it.



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Do jet ski and pedalo
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Category: Santorini Kamari


We used to swim in Kamari beach while we were on holidays on Santorini because it was close to our hotel. The walk to the beach was enjoyable and the good thing is that Kamari is close to many amenities, like mini-markets, taverns and cafes. Kamari has very clear waters and umbrella rentals. I liked practicing pedalo and jet ski there. It was much fun, we usually spent all day at the beach!



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A quite and unspoiled beach
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Category: Santorini Cape Columbo


In the summer of 2007 I visited Santorini Island.
I was staying in Oia and I decided to go to Kolumbo beach, since my accommodation was so close and also it was recommended by friends. I got there by car and it took me longer to get there than I would like.
The condition of the roads on the way to the beach was really bad with dangerous footpaths. It wasn’t a very enjoyable trip.
My description of the beach would be like this: deep waters, beautiful surroundings, beautiful views, unspoiled, isolated, calm, windy, nudism tolerated, and with natural shadow. I think the most important thing about this beach is that it is quiet and does not have sun beds and I think it should stay like this because all other beaches on the island have been spoiled. The fact that doesn’t have any amenities close to it, is the reason why it is nice.That was of course my favorite thing about it. A quite and unspoiled beach.
Everything is perfect about this beach, and my tip for future visitors would be, keep Kolumbo clean and quiet.



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Have a nice time at Kamari beach
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Category: Santorini Kamari


I visited Kamari beach on June 2006. The beach is vast with a beautiful rock mountain to the right. The water was nice! My grandchild and I visited in the late evening so most of the beach chairs had been folded. There were not any sea shells to collect. The atmosphere was peaceful. However, what I did not expect was the semi-nude, topless bathing. Middle age foreign women laying around topless while young children played nearby. As I come from the USA and topless sunbathing is only allowed in designated beaches, I was not too pleased to expose my grandchild to such a sight!



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