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 steep cliffs provide a picturesque ambiance. The most famous of Santorini beaches is the Red beach, while particularly popular are Perissa, Kamari and Perivolos. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Santorini island.

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Guide to 10 beaches

Discover our guide to 10 beautiful Santorini beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Santorini. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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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.
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Kamari

Diving Club, Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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Location: 10 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.
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Perissa

Diving Club, Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled, Water sports
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Location: 10 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.
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Perivolos

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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Location: 10 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.
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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.
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Agios Georgios

Partly Organized, Sandy, Water sports
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Location: 12 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.
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Cape Columbo

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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Location: 12 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.
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Monolithos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised, Nudism Friendly
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Location: 7 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.
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White Beach

Pebbled, Secluded, Nudism Friendly
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Location: 13 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.
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Vourvoulos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 4 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.

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