Best 19 Santorini Beaches

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.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing in Santorini. Discover the best villages and things to see in Santorini.

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Guide to 19 beaches

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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Red Beach

Red Beach

Pebbled, Organised
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Location: 12 km south west of Fira
Description: Red beach is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Santorini. It has black and red volcanic pebbles and hot water.
Kamari

Kamari

Diving Club, Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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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.

Perissa

Perissa

Diving Club, Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled, Water sports
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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.

Perivolos

Perivolos

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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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.

Vlychada

Vlychada

Partly Organized, Sandy, Nudism Friendly
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Location: 10 km south of Fira
Description: Vlychada is a nice, organized beach on the southern side of Santorini. It has a small port where fishing boats and yachts moor in summer.
Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios

Partly Organized, Sandy, Water sports
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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.

Cape Columbo

Cape Columbo

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.

Monolithos

Monolithos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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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.

White Beach

White Beach

Pebbled, Secluded, Nudism Friendly
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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.

Vourvoulos

Vourvoulos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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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.

Baxedes beach

Baxedes beach

Nudism Friendly, Secluded, Non Organised, Sandy, Pebbled
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Location: 10 km north west of Fira
Description: An isolated beach in the north of the island, close to Oia

Armeni

Armeni

Pebbled
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Location: Below the village of Oia
Description: This is the beach of the little settlement of Armeni. It has black and red volcanic pebbles.

Gialos beach

Gialos beach

Secluded, Non Organised, Pebbled
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Location: 9 km south of Fira
Description: Gialos beach is an isolated beach of Santorini offering an amazing view to the volcano.

Exomitis

Exomitis

Sandy, Pebbled
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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.

Kambia beach

Kambia beach

Partly Organized, Secluded, Pebbled
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Location: 14 km south west of Fira
Description: Kambia beach is an isolated beach located between the Red beach and the White beach.

Caldera beach

Caldera beach

Partly Organized, Secluded, Pebbled
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Location: 10 km south west of Fira
Description: Caldera beach is a small sandy beach located on the north of Akrotiri

Xiropigado

Xiropigado

Secluded, Non Organised, Sandy, Pebbled
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Location: 5 km north east of Fira
Description: Ksirpigado is an isolated beach located between Pori beach and Vourvoulos beach.

Mesa Pigadia

Mesa Pigadia

Partly Organized, Sandy, Pebbled
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Location: 14 km south west of Fira
Description: Mesa Pigadia is an isolated beach near the village of Akrotiri

Pori

Pori

Secluded, Non Organised, Sandy, Pebbled
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Location: 6 km north of Fira
Description: It is an isolated beach on the east coats of the island

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