Caldera is an important part of Santorini with views of the volcano, and active towns in the background. Caldera towns offer visitors so many opportunities to explore the beauty and culture of the island. If you’re planning to stay in any of these towns and would love to have some time at the beach, here are your best options.
What makes Kamari Beach the ideal place to be is not just the proximity to Caldera Town but because it’s very upscale. You have so many places to stroll to, and there is enough space for everyone to relax and have a good time. If you’re hungry, there are a couple of restaurants around to serve you delicious Greek meals and drinks. Mesogaia is one of the most interesting restaurants here offering a great menu and an astonishing view. You also have quick access to some of the most family-friendly towns, which many tourists always love to explore.
Red Beach is considered by many tourists as the best place for you to have a nice swim. A mix of stunning background and pebble sand makes Red Beach one of the most enjoyable beaches close to Caldera Town for you to visit. You should also know that ancient Akrotiri is just 5 minutes away and it’s worth paying a visit. Going on hiking is also a great idea for you to see the stunning views and the beauty of nature the area has to offer.
Undisputedly, this is the most family-friendly beach in Santorini, close to the Caldera town. Monolithos has clear water, great vibe, incredible atmosphere, and beautiful sand. Unlike most other beaches, you can make sand castles here, so your kids have so much in their hands to do. You can sit on the banana lounge and get soaked in the sun, or enjoy the weather while you have a drink with your partner or friends. Sunbeds and umbrellas are also available for rent, and even though there are plenty of windy days, you could still swim all day. Monolithos is a nice and quiet place for you to relax and have a good time.
If you’re a backpacker or you love parties, Perissa Beach is the perfect place for you to be. Their beach style parties are always lit delivering complete entertainment and pleasure for visitors and locals alike. Perissa Beach is a black sand beach with a unique and very picturesque view. You can reach the beach by car, water taxi, or bus, depending on your preference. This long stretch of a beach also has cool shops, restaurants, and taverns you can visit when you’re not swimming or sunbathing.
Shops here sell all sorts of things you can buy and take home. Shops are dealing in leather materials like handbags; Greek shoes and sandals for male and female, most of which are handmade. You can also get yourself into some of the hotels there some of which offer spa services as well as massage services. Caldera town is not far away from where you can visit and enjoy the island like the locals.