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Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios has black sand and pebbles. There's minimal natural shade with just the odd tree dotted about at the rear of the beach. Behind the trees is a small road and behind that is an almost endless choice of tavernas and shops to get refreshments.


Vlychada beach is surrounded by impressive rocky cliffs and has a charming harbour and marina at the southern end where you can watch the yachts and fishing boats coming and going. This is also where you'll find a number of restaurants, hotels, bars and shops.


Vourvoulos beach is on the northeast coast of Santorini close to Imerovigli. The beach has grey sand and doesn’t attract too many tourists so is normally pretty quiet. That being said there are still loungers and umbrellas available and a taverna too.


Caldera is a small beach in the south of Santorini, there's minimal 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.


Monolithos beach is on the east coast of Santorini and has crystal clear waters with fine black sand. The water gently shelves in to the sea here so it’s good for kids. Just keep in mind that this region has strong winds so keep an eye on weak swimmers.


White beach, which is Aspri Paralia in Greek is a tiny beach on the south coast, the name comes from the white pebbles and cliffs that surround it making it feel secluded and makes this little stretch of coast a must see for a lot of people that visit Santorini.


Karterados beach has the usual dark sand with some stones, there's often dried up seaweed in the area but it's not a huge issue. There's wooden boardwalks between the loungers and up to the tavernas so you can get off the hot sand when walking.

La Scala

La Scala is a sandy beach on the north coast, it's very popular due to the chillout style bar with music, WiFi, luxury loungers and good atmosphere. It has everything you need from table service cocktails to water sports.


Trypiti beach is found on the south coast, it's a good size beach, roughly 400m long and around 60m from shore to the trees at the rear. There's a large hotel at the western end of the beach and in front of the hotel is a bunch of luxury, stylish sun loungers.


Vathi is a fairly quiet and remote beach on the north east tip of Thassos and despite it’s small size it still boasts some gorgeous scenery, with trees lining either side and some of the clearest waters that you’ll find anywhere on the island.

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