Santorini Beaches, Coastline, Surfing and Water Sports

(Santorini, Cyclades, Greece)

Photo of the coastal sceneryThere are some truly wonderful beaches located around the coastline of Santorini, offering sun, sea, sand and much more besides, with the best being on the eastern side of the island. Although many of the public beaches on Santorini don't actually have designated areas for changing, or shower facilities, the breathtaking scenery and the crystalline blue waters more than make up for that.

A large number of the beaches features dark, volcanic sand, rather than golden sand, creating quite a different landscape. Some Santorini beaches also offer holiday makers a choice of ways to cool day, with water sports being extremely popular and including jet skiing, parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing, amongst many others.

Picture of beachfront and traditional thatched parasolsBeach facilities are generally good, with many Greek-style tavernas often being nearby and specialising in seafood caught locally.

The most popular all of the beaches on Santorini include Kamari, Monolithos and also Persissa, all of which really are 'must- sees' and should be experienced first hand.

List of the island's most notable beaches and resorts