Not far from the ancient sites at Akrotiri, is the red beach with the
same name. You couldn't ask for a more breathtaking setting for a swim.
Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the black sandy shore and
into the clear blue sea make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy.
Meals and snacks can be gotten at a nearby hotel and if you fancy, boats
leave from Akrotiri to other beaches further down the southwest coast.
The beautiful black sandy beach of Kamari stretches for five miles in
length along the eastern coast of the island. You don't have to walk
far to find tavernas on the seafront as well as restaurants, hotels,
tourist shops and entertainment spots. A number of water sports are
also available like water skiing, windsurfing and paddle boats. From
Fira you can take the bus to Kamari with frequent service. Located close
is the Avis beach, another black-sand quiet one with sports facilities
and beach clubs.
Just north of Kamari and on the eastern coast is the beach of Monolithos.
Here you will find more peace and quiet than other Santorini beaches,
however with all the comforts of the other beaches as there are bungalows
and facilities for snacks and meals available.
Ammoudi and Armeni are two beautiful beaches which are frequented by
visitors to Oia, that fascinating town built on the edge of a cliff.
Ammoudi is situated directly below Oia on the northwest tip of the island
while Armeni is a little further on.
An array of water sports is available at Perissa (water skiing, wind-surfing
and diving), one of the most popular beaches on the island. The unique
black lava sand and clear deep blue sea are the main attractions. Seafront
tavernas, hotels, camping facilities and trees for shade add to the
location. The beach is located on the southeastern tip of Santorini.
Another of the quiet variety beaches on the island with small tavernas
and rooms to let opposite the beach. It is located on the southern tip
of the island. Sport facilities are available here In Perivolos you
will have a great time in the well organized bar-restaurants.
Also in the Perivolos area as well, this beach offers a perfect spot
for those wishing to find a quiet beach and avoid the big crowds.
Great Blue Santorini (Submarine), Tel. +30 22860 28900, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jet & Fun, Kamari Beach, Tel. +30 6932-780852
Santorini Sailing Center, Imerovigli, Tel. +30 22860 23891, web site: www.sailingsantorini.com
Volcano Diving Center, Kamari Tel. +30 22860 33177, web site: www.scubagreece.com