Caldera beach is a small beach in the south of Santorini
and just to the north of the Ancient Akrotiri archaeological site
. It's a little over 11km from the islands capital Fira
and that's about a 20 to 25 minute drive.
The beach is made up of black sand with stones and seaweed in places. As for facilities, you wont find any sun beds or umbrellas here and no water sports either. There are however fabulous views over the caldera and the other islets that make up Santorini.
There's a taverna around the middle of the beach for refreshments but there isn’t much else here so it’s a welcome change from the nearby popular tourist hotspots of White beach
and Red beach
Caldera beach is home to the Santorini dive school so if you want to try some diving and get up close to the sea life of the area then this is a great option.
Access to the beach can be a bit tricky as the path down is quite steep and winding, there's no car park at the bottom but there's enough space either side of the road to get 20-30 cars so you should be able to find a spot.