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Santorini Beaches, Greece


Colombo hid in a bay at the eponymous cape, which is located 10 kilometers from the capital of the island of Santorini, Fira. This quiet secluded beach is a long strip of dark gray, sometimes almost black, sand, smoothly turning into a cliff. There are no such entertainments as on the large beaches of Santorini: sun beds, umbrellas and a clean sea – that’s all the amenities.

colombo santorini

The beach of Monolithos is perfect for resting with children – there is a very long and gentle entrance to the sea. The sand is very small and soft, there are umbrellas, deckchairs, a playground, nearby there are several good taverns and cafes. The only drawback of the beach – strong winds, raising clouds of sand; If it’s not stormy, it’s quite comfortable to relax here.

Monolithos greece beach

White beach
Surprisingly beautiful White Beach is located in a secluded bay, not far from Krasnoe, which will be discussed below. He got his name from the surrounding majestic white rocks that close the beach from extraneous views. The sand on the beach is as white as the rocks.

white beach santorini greece

Perissa is an excellent Santorini beach with volcanic black sand, stretching along the coast of the Aegean Sea for almost 7 kilometers. It is located in the resort of Perissa, 15 kilometers southeast of Fira. The beach is famous for its clean water, as well as for the fact that there are almost no winds here – the area is protected by the Mesa Vouno rock climbing from the sea depths. The bottom here is rocky, so it is necessary to enter the water carefully.

Perissa beach santorini greece

Perivolos beach is located on the southern tip of Santorini – about three kilometers from Perissa. The sand here is just as black as the previous beach, and the water is just as clean. This beach of Santorini is very popular with newlyweds – romantic wedding ceremonies are often held here.

Perivolos Beach greece

Kamari Beach, located in the resort town of the same name, 10 kilometers south-east of the island’s capital, is perhaps the cleanest in Santorini – for its well-being of the water area it is marked by the European Blue Flag. The beach is covered with black sand of volcanic origin mixed with shallow pebbles.


Red beach
Red Beach – the most famous and, according to most tourists, the most beautiful beach in Santorini – is located 12 kilometers from Fira, near the excavations of Akrotiri. The sand on Red Beach beach is brick-red in color; In the same color painted rocks, densely encircling the beach, from which, with a strong wind carries a nasty red dust, falling asleep all around. By the way, because of the surrounding rocks access to the sea is somewhat difficult, which does not interfere with beach lovers – at the height of the season on a narrow coastal strip, the apple has nowhere to fall. Near the shore in the sea there are small rocky islets – they are sent to sunbathe those who did not have enough space on the shore. Nudists on the beach almost no, but you can meet a lot of ladies who prefer to sunbathe topless.