Best 19 Santorini Beaches

The beaches in Santorini are much different than other beaches in Greece due to their special geological features. Red and black volcanic pebbles lay the shores of Santorini beaches and cliffs provide a picturesque ambience of unique beauty. The most famous of Santorini beaches is the Red beach, while particularly popular are Perissa beach, Kamari beach and Perivolos beach. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Santorini island. Except for the beaches, discover the best villages and things to do & see in Santorini. For more information about Santorini, view our Santorini travel guide.

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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 beach

Kamari beach

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 beach

Perissa beach

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 beach

Perivolos beach

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 beach

Vlychada beach

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 beach

Agios Georgios beach

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 beach

Cape Columbo beach

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 beach

Monolithos beach

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 beach

Vourvoulos beach

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, 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 beach

Armeni beach

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 beach

Exomitis beach

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 beach

Xiropigado beach

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 beach

Mesa Pigadia beach

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 beach

Pori beach

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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