Santorini Cape Columbo beach

Information about Cape Columbo beach

Cape Columbo Santorini: This is the most isolated beach of Santorini, located 8.5 km from Fira, the island's capital. While reaching Columbo you can park on the headland in two different positions and make your way down through a narrow path. The impressive yet dramatic landscape will amaze you. 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.

The enormous red cliffs offer enough shade. Around the area is the most active crater of the island and the waters are really hot. Visitors should carry some water while there are no shops or restaurant nearby.

How to get to Cape Columbo beach

There are many different ways to get to Cape Columbo from any location on the island.
Airport to Cape Columbo: 10.8 km / 6.7 miles | Port to Cape Columbo: 16.7 km / 10.3 miles | Fira to Cape Columbo: 8.5 km / 5.2 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Cape Columbo and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.

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Map Of Cape Columbo, Santorini

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Reviews of Cape Columbo, Santorini

4.5/5.0
6 Reviews
reestwin 02 Jun 2008
we recommend columbo BUT beware of falling rocks
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.
maria_k 21 Feb 2008
A quite and unspoiled beach
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.
redskin 19 Dec 2007
Beautiful kolumbos
My wife and me were in Santorini last october07 and in Kolumbos Beach was the most indicate beach to naturists in the island. We've also been naked all morning as in Vlichada where only one single man was there. For us if asked suggest Kolumbus for this kind of lifestyle.
By the way we are brazilian and surely have the most beautiful beaches we've have known. So we are sure what we mean.
Mary_Papa 04 Jul 2007
A virgin beach
Hello, I'm Greek and I'm 22 years old. 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.
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 on Santorini.
Everything is perfect about this beach, and my tip for future visitors would be, keep Kolumbo clean and quiet.
W_Jean 25 Jan 2007
Keep it non touristy
Nationality: French
Age: 46
How did you get to Columbo beach beach: By car
Location of accommodation: Oia
How much time did it take you to get to Columbo beach beach: 15 minutes
-What is the condition of the roads on the way to Columbo beach beach: Fine
-Was the trip to the beach enjoyable: Yes very scenic
- In order to reach Columbo beach beach, did you use a: I knew the beach
-Reasons for going to Columbo beach: By myself
-Describe the beach: Blue waters, Surrounded by cliffs, calm
-What amenities was the beach close to: Nothing. Calm and non touristy beach
- Did it meet your expectations: Yes Rate: 9/10
- Favorite thing about the beach: Calm not too many people
- Is there anything that you don’t like about the beach or things that should be done by the authorities to ameliorate it or something missing: Find a way to leave Columbo beach beach as it is.
-Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: Don’t come here, leave it for me

Michael_C 13 Dec 2006
Unspoiled isolated calm and clean
Nationality: Romania

Age: 38

How did you get to Columbo beach: By car

Location of accommodation: Oia

How much time did it take you to get to the beach: 2 times

-What is the condition of the roads on the way to the beach: Fine

-Was the trip to the beach enjoyable: Very much

- In order to reach the beach, did you use a: Had to ask someone on our way

-Reasons for going to Columbo beach: Proposed by our hotel/accommodation

-Describe the beach: Long pebble beach, deep waters, beautiful views, unspoiled, isolated, calm, clean, nudism tolerated

-What amenities was the beach close to: None, but there is no need

- Did it meet your expectations: Yes Rate: 10/10

- Favorite thing about Columbo beach: Privacy, naturalness, the perfect sea

- Is there anything that you don’t like about Columbo beach or things that should be done by the authorities to ameliorate it or something missing: The road to the beach should have a small refreshments point

- Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: Come with cold drinks, come prepared to have a wonderful experience.







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