Top 6 wild swims in Santorini

April 21, 2016

It may not come as a surprise that Santorini is a superb beach destination, however not all beaches are created with the same beauty. Santorini’s enormous coastline is home to some of the most pristine beaches in Greece which are the ideal spot to relax after an exciting adventure around the island. Most of the beaches are the remedies of an enormous volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. With a long variety of golden, red or black sand beaches, you can easily combine beach relaxation along with barefoot walks under the Greek sun. Those who prefer to lie back and just soak up the beach atmosphere won’t be disappointed either with unspoilt beaches where it is possible to find your own slice of beach paradise for yourself. Whether your priority is chilling, diving or adventure let us guide you through Santorini’s beach favourites.

The Red Beach


The most impressive of all the beaches in Santorini is without a doubt the Red Beach. Everything here is red from the imposing cliffs, to the sand and the pebbles. As soon as you visit the beach you will feel as you are entering a Star Trek movie set. As crystal clear blue sea touches the red cliffs swimming can be a fascinating experience reminding images from planet Mars.

The White Beach


A small white pebbled beach that is almost private! White Beach can be reached by boat from the village Akrotiri or on foot along the path. Enjoy swimming in mirror like waters and having in front of you the imposing white cliff.

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Located on the southeastern part of the island Perissa Beach and well known for its wide range of watersports such as wind surfing, diving, jets skis and also its water park, all under the eye of a lifeguard. A unique beach in Santorini where you can combine watersports and pure beauty.

Vlyhada Beach

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For those who want to explore a more serene beach of the island and avoid the crowed ones Vlyhada Beach is the best choice. Enjoy the golden Greek sun; sunbathe on the beach while sea breeze slowly touches the skin. Throughout the years nature has created stunning sculpts in the sand and on the rocks of Vlyhada Beach, that can truly compete the creations of high artistic inspiration.

Kamari Beach

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The most accessible beach of Santorini and blue flag awarded Kamari beach is ideal for those seeking comfort and fun. Five kilometers of black sand the beach is placed on the eastern part of the island. Indulge yourself  to the delicious Santorinian recipes on the nearest taverns and have fun at the water sport centers all accompanied by the unique scenery of Kamari.

Perivolos Beach


Located on the southern tip of Santorini Perivolos is another less crowded beach with long black thick sand and deep crystal waters. Here visitors can test their skills in all sorts of watersports and have an unforgettable diving experience. The beach is the ideal scene for romantic weddings and beach parties that are usually organized during the summertime.

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