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Koloumbos Beach Santorini

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Koloumbos Beach is one of the longest, most seclusive, and quiet beaches in Santorini. It is also the only nudist-friendly beach in Santorini, where you can literally have a big part of the beach by yourself. So, you can enjoy and gaze away nature, the rocks, the black pebbles, and the amazing blue water, as not many people actually swim at Koloumbos beach. As this beach is quite big, there are also a few cafes and beach bars alongside it. Private Villas in Koloumbos Beach Nearby this area you may find some amazing private villas and properties, in some of the most charming locations. The luxury villas in Santorini that are offered around the Koloumbos beach are surely for those looking for a serene setting and an experience at a naturally gorgeous landscape, while being in a close distance from the famous sites and Caldera. Nearby areas In close distance, you can visit the beautiful area of Oia, which is renowned for its magical sunsets and whitewashed setting. Also within a 25-minute drive, you will find the cosmopolitan capital of Fira, and other surrounding areas like Imerovigli and Pyrgos. ...
Katharos Beach Santorini

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Katharos Beach Santorini is located in the northern part of the island and it is a small narrow beach with black and white pebbles under some massive white volcanic rocks. This mesmerizing coast is known for its wild beauty and raw charm. Private Villas in Katharos Beach  Around the area of  Katharos beach, you may find some lovely luxury villas in Santorini. Those looking for a unique summer vacation in a calm area while being in a close distance from all the famous spots in Oia and Caldera will surely appreciate this area and the properties in it. Nearby areas In close proximity, you may find the amazing area of Oia, famous for its mesmerizing sunsets and picturesque streets. Also within a 25-minute drive, you will find the cosmopolitan capital of Fira, and other surrounding areas like Imerovigli and Pyrgos. ...
Monolithos Beach Santorini

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Monolithos Beach Santorini is located on the eastern side of the island and surely features thin beautiful sand while being the most family-friendly beach on the island. Here you can relax as your kids can make sandcastles on the shore. In the area of Monolithos beach, you may find a small collection of hotels and restaurants. The shallow slope of the seafloor makes it better for kids than the steep drop-offs at Perissa and Kamari. There’s a small play area for the kids on the sand. It’s nice here, but a quiet area,  with less action. Private Villas in Monotlithos Some of the most charming and beautiful luxury villas in Santorini are offered near the Monolithos beach for those looking to enjoy a summer experience in a calm area while being in a close distance from all the famous spots and Caldera. Nearby Areas In close distance, you may find wonderful areas like the capital of Fira and its surrounding areas of Imerovigli and the medieval Pyrgos. Also within a short minute drive, you will find the cosmopolitan Kamari area. ...
Agios Georgios beach santorini

agios georgios beach santorini

Agios Georgios Beach is located on the southern tip of Santorini, on the east side, right after Perivolos Beach and extends over Vlychada Beach. Actually, it is the continuation of a very long beach that starts from Perissa and it is hard to tell where the one ends and the other begins. It is easy to arrive here by rental or private car and buses that depart from Fira, the capital of Santorini.  The beach is clean and semi-organized, offering sunbeds with straw umbrellas, beach bars and a wide selection of water activities. You can experience an alternative and more active time at the beach by trying scuba diving, windsurfing, jet-skiing, paddleboats and banana boats. The waters are beaming and crystal clear and the beach is sandy in wonderful grey colors with the company of a bunch of trees.  Despite the fact that it is the extension on Perissa and Perivolos beaches, it remains less crowded and popular and, in fact, is the beach that many celebrities prefer as they look for privacy. It is pretty quiet and you can cherish a lot of peaceful and content moments. Along the waterfront, there are some cafes, taverns and restaurants ready to welcome you.  ...
Perivolos Beach Santorini

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Perivolos Beach Santorini is located in the southern part of the island. It is the continuation of Perissa beach, since at some point, as you move south the name of the beach changes from Perissa to Perivolos (and then to Agios Georgios) but the sand and the vibe are essentially the same. The density of hotels and restaurants declines and it’s possible to have long stretches of beach to yourself. Perissa and Perivolos (Agios Georgios) is basically the same long beach. Perivolos is also the place to be if you want to listen to live some famous DJs from all over the world, it’s the beach to play beach volleyball and definitely the place to drink some amazing cocktails by the beach. In Perivolos you can also do all the wet-sports you can imagine (jet ski, sea-ski, sea-bananas, etc). These are also the beaches where you will find the most locals, Greek tourists, and even celebrities hanging out. Private Villas in Perivolos Beach In the area of Perivolos beach in Santorini, you may find some of the most beautiful luxury villas of the island. The properties in this area will surely appeal to those looking to enjoy their vacation in a vivid area while being in a close distance from all the famous attractions of the island and Caldera. Nearby areas On the other side from Perivolos Beach Santorini, you may also find the wonderful seaside Perissa beach, both together extending to a long black sanded coast.  Closeby you can also visit the Red Beach and Akrotiri, some of the island’s famous areas. Also within a short 20-minute drive, you will find the picturesque Fira, the cosmopolitan Santorini capital, with its graphic caldera. ...
Eros beach santorini

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Eros is a wonderful, secluded beach on the south part of Santorini. It lies on the coastal area of Vlychada and is actually a continuation of the long Vlychada Beach. It is 9 kilometers away from Fira and to get there you have to follow a dirt road that leads to a restricted parking area. Its best feature is the staggering white-brown cliffs that encircle it. They have been naturally sculptured by the waves and the wind over the years and they create one of the most unreal sceneries in Santorini.  This small, pebbly beach has rather deep waters but they are very clear. There are some straw umbrellas, sun loungers, and a couple of comfy beds where you can enjoy your day, but there is also a free space. Its second characteristic, other than the imposing cliffs, is an exotic beach bar-restaurant that completes the impressive image. It is an elegant beach bar built from stone and wood, in absolute harmony with the surroundings, where you can unwind on sofas, swings, and hammocks while you enjoy your meal or a refreshing cocktail. At this lounge beach bar, the atmosphere is totally romantic and dreamy with ambient music, especially in the evening. An ideal all-day destination that is among the best beach bars not only in Santorini but in the entire Mediterranean. Many happenings and lives take place here and it is an excellent spot for wedding receptions. Finally, you can have fun and play on the beach volleyball court near the sea.  Private Villas in Eros Beach In the area of Eros beach in Santorini, you may find some of the most beautiful luxury villas of the island. The properties in this area will surely appeal to those looking to enjoy their vacation in a vivid area while being in a close distance from all the famous attractions of the island and Caldera. Nearby areas On the other side from Eros beach you will find Vlychada beach, as its extension. Also, closeby you may find Perivolos Beach, and on the other side of it, you may the vivid Perissa beach, together extending to a long black sanded coast.  Nearby you can also visit the Red Beach and Akrotiri, some of the island’s famous areas. Also within a short 20-minute drive, you will find the picturesque Fira, the cosmopolitan Santorini capital, with its scenic caldera. ...
Pori Beach Santorini

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The quiet Pori beach is located on the northeast coast of Santorini, about 10 kilometers from Fira and in close distance to Columbo Cape. It belongs to Imerovigli village, in a lovely area with traditional character, vineyards, windmills, taverns and a small harbor. The beach is easily reachable, only by car or motorbike and then you have to descend a series of stairs.  This small, beautiful beach is not famous and is mostly preferred by local families. It is sandy, surrounded by reddish cliffs. There are no facilities along the beach, not even sun loungers and umbrellas, as it is not organized. Here you will swim in crystal clear waters and take delight in the tranquility and privacy it offers. It is ideal for those who wish to avoid crowded places and cosmopolitan beaches. Right above the beach, you can find a small traditional tavern where you can taste fresh fish and other typical dishes.  Private Villas in Pori Beach Some of the most charming and beautiful luxury villas in Santorini are offered near the Pori beach for those looking to enjoy a summer experience in a calm area while being in a close distance from all the famous spots and Caldera. Nearby Areas In a nearby distance, you can visit the gorgeous area of Oia, which is renowned for its magical sunsets and whitewashed setting. Also within a 20-minute drive, you will find the cosmopolitan capital of Fira, and other surrounding areas like Imerovigli and Pyrgos. ...
Almyra Beach Santorini

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Almyra Beach is located in Akrotiri village, on the southwest coast of Santorini. It is about 13 kilometers from Fira, close to Eros Beach and the ancient settlement of Akrotiri, which you can visit as well since it is a noteworthy archaeological site. The beach is not that easily reachable as you have to follow on foot a dirt road.  Almyra is a small, isolated beach ideal for a quiet swim. It is composed of small pebbles and calm, crystal-clear waters. Like the neighboring Vlychada Beach, there are marvelous sea-sculpted cliffs on the background that create an unreal landscape that many compare it with the surface of the moon. The beach is totally unspoiled and tranquil as most locals are aware of its existence. It is not among the famous beaches in Santorini but it can offer you relaxing private moments. Of course, there are no facilities on or near the beach; the only thing you can find is a lovely, fish tavern that is built right next to the sea. It is recommended that you have a meal here as there are fresh fish and vegetables and the owners produce their own wine. It is a nice combination of serenity, beautiful atmosphere, and traditional character.  Private Villas in Almyra In the area of Almyra beach in Santorini, you may find some of the most beautiful luxury villas of the island. The properties in this area will surely appeal to those looking to enjoy their vacation in a vivid area while being in a close distance from all the famous attractions of the island and Caldera. Nearby areas Closeby Almyra beach you will find Perivolos Beach Santorini, and on the other side of it, you may also find the wonderful Perissa beach, both together extending to a long black sanded coast.  Closeby you can also visit the Red Beach and Akrotiri, some of the island’s famous areas. Also within a short 20-minute drive, you will find the picturesque Fira, the cosmopolitan Santorini capital, with its graphic caldera. ...
Kambia Beach Santorini

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Kambia Beach is located on the southwest coast of Santorini, in Akrotiri village, about 13 kilometers away from the capital Fira. It lies between the famous Red Beach and White Beach  which constitute impressive landscapes, close to the beautiful lighthouse of Akrotiri. It is easily accessible by car or bike, through a 15 min drive on a dirt road that leads there.  Kambia is a lovely, little beach characterized by crystal-clear waters, large volcanic pebbles and is surrounded by cliffs that provide partial natural shade. Since its seabed is rocky, there is a makeshift platform for easy access to the water. It is a semi-organized beach with some umbrellas and sun beds available to rent. There is also an adorable traditional Greek tavern and snack bar by the sea where tourists can keep cool and savor typical local dishes, drinks, and fresh fish.   Kambia is not numbered among the popular beaches of Santorini and hence it is a quiet swimming spot ideal for relaxing moments away from the crowds. The combination of tranquility, clean waters, great views, and good food make it the perfect place for a pleasant day out and offers visitors the chance to experience a different aspect of Santorini.  Private Villas in Kambia In the area of Kambia beach in Santorini, you may find some of the most beautiful luxury villas of the island. The properties in this area will surely appeal to those looking to enjoy their vacation in a vivid area while being in a close distance from all the famous attractions of the island and Caldera. Nearby areas On the east from Kambia beach you will find Perivolos Beach, and on the other side of it, you may also find the wonderful Perissa beach, both together extending to a long black sanded coast.  Closeby you can also visit the Red Beach and Akrotiri, some of the island’s famous areas. Also within a short 20-minute drive, you will find the picturesque Fira, the cosmopolitan Santorini capital, with its scenic caldera.   ...
Perissa Beach Santorini

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Perissa Beach Santorini, along with Perivolos Beach, essentially make up one very long beach that caters to the backpacker crowd and party scene (beach style, not clubs) but still has a wide range of accommodations and restaurants. The beach becomes progressively quieter as you move south towards a third beach, Agios Georgios. Perissa is basically the end of the long black sand beach of Perivolos. It’s undoubtedly the busiest and the most organized beach of Santorini. Crystal clear waters, black pebbles, amazing atmosphere, relaxing couches, long music, and sun-beds. Private Villas in Perissa Beach In the area of Perissa beach in Santorini as well as around it, you can find some stunning Santorini luxury villas. The properties in Perissa will effectively appeal to guests seeking to enjoy their time in Santorini in a vivid, bustling setting while being close to all the naturally beautiful sites of the island and the Caldera. Nearby areas On the other side from Perissa Beach Santorini, you may also find the wonderful seaside Perivilos beach, both together extending to a long dark sanded coast.  In a short driving distance, you may also find the Red beach and Akrotiri, some of the island's known attractions. Also a few kilometers away, you will find Fira, the picturesque and cosmopolitan capital of the island, with the scenic caldera. ...
Kamari Beach Santorini

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Kamari Beach Santorini is one of the most famous and easily accessible beaches of the island, on the southeastern side of Santorini. It is a pretty long sanded beach in close distance from both the airport and the capital city of Fira. Kamari is a very well organized and pretty touristic beach. Here you will find all sorts of beach bars, taverns, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy your time on and around the beach, as it is the most upscale and touristy of the beach towns. The path along the beachside is a fun and relaxing spot to stroll in the evening. With a variety of places to eat and drink, Kamari gives away a vibe of entertainment and is one of the most family-friendly areas of Santorini Island. Here you will have multiple options during your stay and will surely enjoy the long sandy coast. Private Villas in Kamari Beach In the area of Kamari beach in Santorini, you can find some of the most amazing Santorini luxury villas. The villas in this part of the island will surely attract to those looking to savor their summer holiday in a lively area while being in a short driving distance from all the popular sites of the island and Caldera. Nearby Areas Kamari Beach Santorini is very close to Fira, the picturesque and vivid capital of the island, and the caldera. Closeby, you may also find some wonderful seaside options, like Perissa and Perivilos beach, or the Red beach and Akrotiri. ...