Santorini beaches are wonderfully picturesque complements to the raw beauty of this volcanic island. Santorini Greece is the largest island of the Santorini archipelago. These islands constitute the southernmost members of the Cyclades Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. They are specifically located about 120 miles southeast of mainland Greece. Santorini offers visitors the opportunity […]
Santorini (officially Thera) makes up a group of islands located 120 miles southeast of the Greek mainland in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini Island is the largest in this tiny archipelago that comprises the southernmost islands in the Cyclades. The islands measures approximately 28 square miles altogether. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of this volcanic island is its central lagoon, which is over 1,300 feet deep. All of the harbors of the archipelago are located within the lagoon. Steep cliffs bound the lagoon and the landscape is accentuated by the deep blue hues of the water.
Santorini Island slopes downward from the central lagoon to the Aegean Sea. There are around nine beaches that provide plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation. The remoteness, and therefore privacy and tranquility, make this Greek island appealing for those people who do not wish to fight crowds of tourists on their vacation. Red Beach is perhaps the most unique on the island. It is located just about six miles southwest of the capital of Fira. The beach features black and red volcanic sand and pebbles and extremely warm water. This beach is a must-visit destination if you are planning a trip to Santorini.
Other top beaches include Perissa, Kamari Beach, and Agios Georgios Beach. You are sure to be impressed by the amazing houses built into the cliffs. The stunning architecture, fine wine and dining, and beautiful beaches make Santorini one of the most alluring of the Greek islands in the southern Aegean Sea.