Santorini Kamari beach

Information about Kamari beach

Kamari Santorini: Kamari is a famous beach resort of Santorini situated 8.6 km southeast of Fira, the island's capital. Quite similar to the landscape of Perissa, the beach is covered by black sand while on the left side of the beach is an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea. The area is extremely attractive, especially at night when the rock shines in the dark. The beach of Kamari is fully organised offering a wide range of facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas and various types of water sports.

Discover the available Tours or get there with your own car rental, starting at 14€ per day.

The traditional houses line the village of Kamari offering a beautiful view to the sea. Visitors can take a nice walk along the waterfront. Due to the modern amenities including hotels, restaurants, snacks, cafes, bars and night clubs the village becomes quite popular with tourists during the peak season.

From Kamari, a road takes you up the mountain to Ancient Thira.

Santorini is a very popular and busy island and it is not always easy to find a free sunbed on the many organized beaches.
You can now Book your sunbeds online.

Tours and activities related to Kamari

How to get to Kamari beach

There are many different ways to get to Kamari beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Kamari: 6 km / 3.7 miles | Port to Kamari: 10 km / 6 miles | Fira to Kamari: 8.6 km / 5.3 miles

Tour: Discover Kamari beach with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 85€.

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 Kamari beach and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.

Public transfers: In Kamari village lies the terminal stop of the bus route Fira > Kamari. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Kamari approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Santorini airport to Kamari: There’s a bus station at the airport located between the arrivals and departures buildings. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Fira village, which is 5 km away. There is a bus from Santorini airport to Fira approximately every hour. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Kamari, following the route Fira > Kamari.
From Santorini port (Athinios) to Kamari: The bus station is located on the port of Santorini. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Santorini can take a bus to Fira Central bus station, which is 8.5 km away. From Fira, visitors should take another bus to reach Kamari, following the route Fira > Kamari.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

Things To See And Do In Kamari

Map Of Kamari, Santorini

Hotels in Kamari

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28 Boutique Hotel in Santorini lies in the coastal resort of Kamari and provides an elegant and relaxing accommodation. All the rooms are fully equipped with bath amenities and private balcony. In the complex there is a large swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds and a cosy pool bar. The reception operates 24hrs and helps with excursions, transfers and car rental services.

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Acqua Vatos Hotel in Santorini is ideally located in Kamari resort offering a great range of facilities combined with affordable and stylish accommodation. All rooms include en-suite bathroom with bath amenities, TV set and individually controlled heating. The complex provides 24h assistance at the reception, water sports and beauty care services and wedding planning. For the little guests there are baby cots/ chairs and baby sitting upon request. WI-FI is accessed everywhere in the hotel and guests can enjoy the fresh water swimming pool. A rich breakfast is served every morning.

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Aegean Plaza hotel, built in a traditional Cycladic style, is located just 50 m from the beach of Kamari, a bustling and touristic area full of bars, restaurants and shops suitable to all tastes. It is approximately 9 km from Fira and Athinios harbour is about 11 km from the hotel. The airport can be found less than 4 km away.

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Reviews of Kamari, Santorini

5 Reviews
  • shelleu6923 13 Jul 2008
    Santorini Kamari beach
    I was lucky enough to win a holiday with to the Seaside Apts three weeks ago, I am so anxious to voice my opinion of my stay. I am a travel reporter by trade, so this wasn't such a big deal, to give an honest and detailed report.

    With my friend Susan we set off from Dublin and sent a pleasant flight to Santorini, we were greeted at the airport in an extremely efficient manner and transferred to our apartments, although the coach stopped some distance away from the apartments and the walk after a long day wasnt welcomed.

    Nickos at the reception was extremely pleasant efficient and courteous
    a no nonsense checking in proceedure. Our cases were whisked away to our apts and were sitting waiting before we'd left the reception.
    The apartment which we were told were basic but clean was an understatement. We were greeted to a small but excellent laid out apartment with what I think was the best balcony of the whole complex,we overlooked the swimming pool and had a great vantage point.
    The was a single bed on the lower level and a double bed was located up a verticle set of stairs(this was a bit scary gong up and downAny one with mobility problems would prove difficult.)It lacked storage space in the upper level, which meant my clothes were in the wardrobe in the entrance hall. On checking out the other apartments they were quite vast but our apt's balcony made up for it. The pool area was small but very pretty and functional but with the beach so near a maximum of twenty people would make it quite crowded.

    The housekeeping was excellent the staff were kept on their toes, towels and bedlinen were changed daily I felt an extra special effort had been made.

    Choice of restaurants along the strip was plentiful and varied. Locals commented that the Seaside Apartments' restaurant was the BEST. Unfortunately our visit to the restaurant was a diaster amd the food was quite atrocious, we put it down to a bad which we did not repeat.

    We spent the week experiencing the culinary delights of other establishments, all very favourable Susan was a great fan of pizzas which the Greek cooked to perfection. Fish was my love and they presented it beautifully nad the taste buds were spoilt.

    For those who would intend to self cater, the two cheapest supermarket of the island were located less than 2 mintues away front the apts.

    My only complaint was the beach, it was pebbled stones, and shoes had to be worn to go into the ocean,the stones and build up of sand with a film of oil made it totally impossible to walk on, with ridges to traverse it was a long way out before you could swim.. just not my kind of beach, I never got to swim in the sea, I was disappointed.

    The bar area was at the front of the hotel, very pleasant and Nickos looked after it most of the time what with serving in the restauant he was a very busy young man. The entertainment was nil but I think with the right PR of the hotel entertainment could a simple and profitable for all. If the job was uo for grabs I would jump at the chance.

    The reprentative of Sarah was a very pleasnt young lady she was diligent and always seemed to appear at the appropriate times.She was knowledgeable and informative.

    Nightclubs were sparse to say the least,travelling to Fira seemed to be the order of the day but would be expensive to return from...
    A new nightclub Dom was newly opened and they hadn't got it right it had a lot to be desired. Bars were plentiful, one which stood out was Anna on the front which opened early for breakefast and then remained opened till 5am, husband brother and wife team ran it they were efficient and the wife being the better bar person.their best asset was Benny, waiter joker and PR he welcomed everyone..

    On the whole I would comsider Santorina a real couples' holiday not really many facilities for children.

    I must say it was altogether a wonderful restful time. The weather was glorious and I wouldn't have missed it for the world, thank you

  • johan 20 May 2008
    Do jet ski and pedalo
    We used to swim in Kamari beach while we were on holidays on Santorini because it was close to our hotel. The walk to the beach was enjoyable and the good thing is that Kamari is close to many amenities, like mini-markets, taverns and cafes. Kamari has very clear waters and umbrella rentals. I liked practicing pedalo and jet ski there. It was much fun, we usually spent all day at the beach!
  • chrysoul 11 Jan 2008
    Have a nice time at Kamari beach
    I visited Kamari beach on June 2006. The beach is vast with a beautiful rock mountain to the right. The water was nice! My grandchild and I visited in the late evening so most of the beach chairs had been folded. There were not any sea shells to collect. The atmosphere was peaceful. However, what I did not expect was the semi-nude, topless bathing. Middle age foreign women laying around topless while young children played nearby. As I come from the USA and topless sunbathing is only allowed in designated beaches, I was not too pleased to expose my grandchild to such a sight!
  • kzar99 20 Jun 2007
    A pebbly beach with beautiful views
    Hello, I'm English and I'm 41 years old. In the spring of 2006 I visited Greece and the island of Santorini. I was staying in Kamari and since the area is the closest one to our accommodation I decided to go. I went on foot and it took me about 30 seconds. The road to the beach is good.
    It is a long pebbled clean beach with beautiful views, and fully organized with sun beds and umbrella rentals. Also has proximity to a resort and is surrounded by hotels and other.
    Close to it were bank, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, beach bar, hotels and other accommodations.
    My favorite thing about it was the fact that is was pebbly.
    The only thing I would suggest to the authorities is to arrange easer access to the sea.
    My tip for future visitors would be possibly no cars allowed on the road.
  • M_Stewart 15 Nov 2006
    A very nice beach
    Nationality: American

    Age: 46

    Date: 27/05/2006

    How did you get to Kamari beach: By foot as my accommodation is located in the area

    Location of accommodation: Direct on the beach

    How much time did it take you to get to the beach: 1 minute

    -What is the condition of the roads on the way to the beach: No roads, we just walked

    -Was the trip to the beach enjoyable: Ok

    - In order to reach the beach, did you used a: I stay in the area

    -Reasons for going to Kamari beach: Proposed by our car/bike rental agency

    -Describe the beach: Long pebble beach, blue waters, cold waters, fully organized with sun beds and umbrella rentals, proximity to a village, surrounded by hotels and other, clean, No vegetation, cheap

    -What amenities was Kamari beach close to: Telephone, mini market, restaurants, cafes, bars, beach bar, clubs, hotels and other accommodations

    - Did it meet your expectations: Yes Rate: 8/10

    - Favorite thing about Kamari beach: Very close to hotel

    - 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: Toilets

    - Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: They should visit Kamari, very nice