Thursday, August 17, 2017

Santorini’s beaches

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At times, Santorini’s black-sand beaches become so hot that a sun lounge or mat is essential. The best beaches are on the east and south coasts.

Aspri (White) beach
Huge white rocks, pumice stone, black sand and white pebbles, crystalline waters: this small beach makes a sharp contrast to the nearby beach of Kokkini (Red) beach. There are a few umbrellas and sun beds, along with a canteen. You can get there following the path from the neighboring beach of Kambia, or by boat from Akrotiri beach and Kokkini (Red) beach.

Columbus
This beach has small black and red pebbles. Also, a huge, impressive rock offering its shadow during the hottest hours of the day. It was -and still is- popular with nudists. It is usually fairly quiet and there are no sun beds or umbrellas

Kamari
It is one of the most famous and cosmopolitan beaches of the Cyclades and is always filled with foreign visitors. It has dark colored sand and crystal clear waters. There are umbrellas and sun beds along the beach

Kokkini (Red) beach
This impressive beach is a real attraction of the island! The view of the red, almost vertical, volcanic rocks and the small, reddish pebbles will take your breath away. This volcanic scenery is dotted with umbrellas and the figures of visitors with colorful clothes and accessories, coming here to marvel at the wild landscape, take a swim, or rent a canoe or sea bicycle and enjoy the view from the water

Perissa
Perissa used to be a holiday destination for the residents of the island and had fish taverns from the old days. It grew after the 1956 earthquakes when it started being densely populated.
On the beach, which has fine black sand, you will find sun beds and umbrellas. There are beach bars, taverns, a water park, a diving center, hotels, rooms to let etc.

Perivolos and Agios Georgios, are more relaxed. Vlyhada, also on the south coast, is a pleasant venue. Other less appealing but quieter beaches lie to the north at Monolithos. On the north coast near Oia, Paradise and Pori are both worth a stop.

 

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