A rare beach environment, definitely worth visiting. It stands out for its red sand and the reddish volcanic scenery you meet when you first visit. It is accessible in two ways. Whether by boat from Akrotiri port (Akrotiri is another location of the island that starts a little boat to drive you to the beaches see below
) or by car. The second choice, the car way, stops at a point, where you have to walk a bit to get to the beach. You will find coffee and soft drinks on the beach, so no need supplies (except if you would like to eat more than a snack). If you intend to Visit in August, be prepared for a lot of people on the beach. Better try to go early in the morning, in order to find free sun bed or even a corner to leave your towel and your stuff.
Here you can find the way to the beach explained on the google map:
Perivolos is a part of the huge beach located in the southeast of the island and also include Perissa beach. The black sand (a result of the volcano existence also) can be strange to you but clear waters compensate each guest. It is very large in size, that means either that you want to sit in one of the many beach bars that exists, either that you are going to search for your privacy, away from the large crowd. Behind the beach there are many taverns that serve fresh fish or traditional recipes and rooms to let or small hotels.
At the southernmost point of the island, the Vlychada beach is considered very special because of the volcanic landscape and the rocks that surround the beach. The sea has formed many recesses and caves and you can spend time exploring them. While there are umbrellas and an organised instrafacture ready to serve you, you will have no difficulty to isolate yourself if you wish and spend more valuable time by yourself. In isolated parts of the beach, since you pass the loungers and the picturesque beach bar built like "natural caves in the rocks" you can do nudism.
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At the end of the beach, the Theros Wave Bar, situated on a hill on the rocks, adapted to the aesthetics of the environment and special view.
If you have plan to visit the Red Beach that we suggested above, it worth also to visti in the adjacent (neighbour) beach, The White Beach. It's very small beach consisting of white pebbles and is usually very quiet. Ideally quiet compared to the busy and neighboring Red Beach. You will need to go prepared from the aspect of supplies.
This is about a harbor, not a beach. But the waters are wonderful and there are many people from the island who prefer to swim (apart from the tavernas on the sea). You can access Amoudi a) walk descending 200 steps or b) with the mules if you're adventurous type, or c) classic choice drive but then you need to walk 200 meters. Although Amoudi is not exactly a beach, is one of the most scenic spots of Santorini and attracts many people who want to enjoy a traditional meal and make a quick splash. It is also a nice option to see the sunset at around 7 o’clock, with crowds of people standing on the steps or on the path leading from the parking at the port.
If you are moving by a boat, between Oia and Imerovigli is the beach Mouzaki. It is known mainly to those who have a boat and unfortunately is only accessible by sea. It always has very clear waters, like the most of Santorini beaches, and finally offers privacy by the fact that is not accessible by car. That makes it particularly popular to those who have the ability to reach alternative.
The northern part of the beach we were saying above is located in the southeast of the island. Also it consists of black sand because of the volcano but this does not prevent patrons to choose any of the bar to relax. It is well organized, while for the more energetic people there is the opportunity for water sports. Also the fact that perissa beach owns a blue flag will probably makes you happier.