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Monday, June 14, 2010

A day at the beach

KamariAvis Beach (multiethnic fun)
The beautiful black sandy beach of Kamari stretches for five miles in length along the eastern coast of the island. You don’t have to walk far to find taverns on the seafront as well as restaurants, hotels, tourist shops and entertainment spots. A number of water sports are also available like water skiing, windsurfing and paddle boats. From Fira you can take the bus to Kamari with frequent service. Located close is the Avis beach, another black-sand quiet one with sport facilities and beach bars.

Akrotiri – Red Beach (classical and magical)
Not far from the ancient site of Akrotiri, the Red beach is located. You couldn’t ask for a more breathtaking setting for a swim. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the black sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, make a majestic scenery for you to enjoy. Near the beach you can find a hotel for a snack or drink. Note that you can also find boats that leave from Akrotiri to other beaches.

Monolithos (family-type beach)
Just north of Kamari and on the eastern coast is the beach of Monolithos. It is considered to be the most peaceful, shallow-water beach on Santorini, however with all the comforts.

Perissa (all time classic)
This beach is located on the southeastern tip of the island. It is most known for its wide range of water sports (water skiing, wind surfing, diving) and its water park.

Perivolos – Agios Georgios
Another of the quiet variety beaches with small taverns, bar-restaurants, hotels and rooms to let just on the sea front. It is on the southern part of the island with all sport facilities available.

Exo Gialos
A quiet organized sandy and pebbled beach, 4 km from Karterados, with a canteen and tavern.

Kambia (dip in the emerald waters)
It is located between Red and White Beach. Its main characteristic is its clear emerald water. Despite the fact that it is small and quiet, it has deckchairs and a tavern. It is accessible by car or by path that starts out from the Red Beach.

Vlyhada (the next hot spot)
The perfect choice for those who wish to avoid crowds and want a more serene spot to relax. Located near Perivolos it is heaven for sailing and fishing boats.

AmmoudiArmeni (like a scene from a movie)
Two small beaches near Oia, with view to Therasia and clear deep blue water. Especially Ammoudi is one of many little tourist attractions. Both of them have tavern with lovely food for you to taste. You can reach Ammoudi by car, foot or on mules’ back but Armeni only by a small footpath or by boat.

Kolumbo (like an awaking volcano)
It is found on the northeast coast of the island near Oia. It is a quiet sandy beach with white pebbles to a great extent. Here is the most active submarine volcano of the island. It is better to avoid this beach when the wind blows from the north.

Pori (small and quiet)
Near Kolumbo mostly preferred by locals, Pori Beach is black sanded without deckchairs or umbrellas.

Thermi (plunge in the abyss)
Thermi is an isolated wild beach near Megalohori, accessible only by one path lined by country chapels. It has scattered hot water springs similar to those on the Volcano.

White Beach (private sense)
Small white pebbled beach. It is almost a private situation which can be reached by boat from Akrotiri or from Red Beach or on foot along the path.

Vourvoulos (the wild)
It is more of a bay than a beach. It has lots of pebbles in and out of the water, with wild beauty and a picturesque harbor.

1 comment:

Elaine Chung said...

it is nice to see the other part of the world.Fantastic! ;)