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Eros is an upmarket beach with wooden sun loungers and straw umbrellas to rent in front of the taverna. The beach bar is good quality and offers great food, cocktails, music, free wifi and will even deliver snacks and drinks to you as you relax by the sea.


Perissa beach is widely considered the best in Santorini, it has black sand, crystal clear water, beach side tavernas, good quality umbrellas and sun loungers as well as a fantastic selection of water sports to keep everyone in your group entertained.


Kambia is a less well known beach and lies on the western end of the south coast of Santorini, it's easily accessible via road and has some parking. Kambia is a quiet beach that offers natural shade and a views of the lighthouse at Faros and Red Beach.


Katharos beach is a typical Santorini black sand and pebble beach located in the north of Thira close to Oia. Katharos is a quiet and unorganised beach with no tavernas, sun beds, umbrellas and certainly no water sports. There is a taverna near by though.


Kolumbo beach or Cape Columbo is considered by locals to be the best beach in the north of the island. There's a quiet section to the east which is often used by naturists and a taverna and loungers to the west that's more popular.

Exo Gialos

Exo Gialos beach is on the east coast, roughly 2.5km from the outskirts of Fira. It has black sand and pebbles and a taverna for food and drink. They have sun loungers with umbrellas as well as private cabanas and large bean bags to collapse into.


Akrotiri beach is a long but fairly narrow pebble beach on the south coast of the island close to the Ancient Akrotiri archaeological site. There's a taverna as well as some interesting cave houses on the beach that are used for storing fishing boats.


Baxedes beach is on the northern coast of Santorini close to Oia. It's a quiet and rustic beach with the usual black sand and pebbles plus some seaweed in places. It's surrounded by dramatic white cliffs and is almost deserted.


Avis beach is located at the southern end of the airport on the west coast of Santorini, just south of Agia Paraskevi. It's a black sand and pebble beach and is relatively quiet along most of the stretch, except maybe when planes are coming or going.


Perivolos lies on the south east coast and has the usual black sand and pebbles. It offers everything for a more upbeat day on the beach with hundreds of sun loungers available to hire as well as bars playing music and water sports too.

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