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The beaches in Santorini are much different than other beaches in Greece due to their special geographical features. Red and black volcanic pebbles lay the shores of Santorini beaches and cliffs provide a picturesque ambiance of unique beauty in Greece. The most famous of Santorini beaches is the Red beach, while particularly popular are Perissa beach, Kamari and Perivolos. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Santorini island.
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Discover our guide to 19 beautiful Santorini beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Santorini. For the most popular places, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and restaurants not to miss.
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Location: 8.6 km south east of Fira
Description: The beach resort of Kamari is situated on the southern part of Santorini, right next to Perissa, with the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno between them.
Location: 11.7 km south east of Fira
Description: Perissa is a tourist resort that gets very crowded in summer. An impressive and organized beach, Perissa has black sand on its shore. The remains of Ancient Thera are close by.
Location: 11 km south of Fira
Description: Perivolos is the longest black sand of Santorini. This is an organized tourist resort with many hotels, taverns and beach bars.
Location: 11 km south east of Fira
Description: Agios Georgios is a popular beach, just 3 km from Perissa, on the southern part of Santorini. With black pebbles and organized, Agios Georgios is one of the most tourism-friendly beaches on Santorini.
Location: 8.5 km north east of Fira
Description: Cape Columbo is one of the most isolate and quiet beaches on Santorini. Surrounded by a wild landscape, Cape Columbo often gets windy. In fact, it is the wind and the waves that have formated the wild rocks of Columbo.
Location: 6 km east of Fira
Description: Monolithos is one of the most family-oriented beaches on Santorini. The beautiful coast has a playground and a beach volley court, while it is surrounded by few hotels.
Location: 13.4 km south west of Fira
Description: The cove right next to the Red beach is known as the White beach. It is very similar to the Red beach, with black pebbles on the shore, only that the surrounding cliffs are white.
Location: 4.5 km north east of Fira
Description: Vourvoulos is a beautiful beach but the strong wind that blows frequently makes it uncomfortable for swimming. Sometimes, waves can be really huge.
Location: 10 km north west of Fira
Description: An isolated beach in the north of the island, close to Oia
Location: Below the village of Oia
Description: This is the beach of the little settlement of Armeni. It has black and red volcanic pebbles.
Location: 9 km south of Fira
Description: Gialos beach is an isolated beach of Santorini offering an amazing view to the volcano.
Location: 13 km south of Fira
Description: Exomitis beach is where the huge 3.5km black sand beach of Perissa ends. It is located near Vlychada.
Location: 14 km south west of Fira
Description: Kambia beach is an isolated beach located between the Red beach and the White beach.
Location: 10 km south west of Fira
Description: Caldera beach is a small sandy beach located on the north of Akrotiri
Location: 5 km north east of Fira
Description: Ksirpigado is an isolated beach located between Pori beach and Vourvoulos beach.
Location: 14 km south west of Fira
Description: Mesa Pigadia is an isolated beach near the village of Akrotiri
Location: 6 km north of Fira
Description: It is an isolated beach on the east coats of the island