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  • Danieka Strathdee

Exploring the Best Beaches of Santorini: Your Ultimate Guide

Santorini, with its iconic blue domes and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, is a dream destination for many travellers. But did you know that this beautiful island is also home to some of the most stunning beaches in Greece? Whether you're looking for a romantic spot to watch the sunset or a lively beach with plenty of water sports, Santorini has something for everyone. In this guide, I'll take you through the best beaches on the island.

  1. Red Beach: Located near the ancient site of Akrotiri, Red Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Santorini. The beach gets its name from the unique red and black volcanic rocks that surround it. This secluded beach is only accessible by foot, but the hike is worth it for the breathtaking views along the way. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

  2. Perissa Beach: If you're looking for a more lively beach with plenty of bars and restaurants, head to Perissa Beach. This long stretch of black sand is popular with both locals and tourists, and there are plenty of lounges and umbrellas for rent, as well as water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards. To get to Perissa, you can take a bus from Fira or Kamari, or hire a car or ATV.

  3. Kamari Beach: Kamari Beach is another popular spot on Santorini, with its long strip of black sand and crystal-clear waters. The black sand beach stretches for miles, and there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops nearby. To get there, you can take a bus from Fira or hire a car or ATV for a more adventurous ride.

  4. Vlychada Beach: For a more secluded and off-the-beaten-path experience, head to Vlychada Beach. This unique beach is surrounded by towering cliffs and has a lunar-like landscape, with white volcanic rock formations dotting the shoreline. It's a great spot for a peaceful swim or a relaxing day in the sun.

Whether you're a beach lover or simply looking to soak up the beauty of Santorini, these top beaches are not to be missed. Don't forget to bring your camera and plenty of sunscreen!

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