Lounge on These Family Friendly Beaches in Santorini
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Santorini is one of the most unique places to visit in Greece, mostly because of its unique landscape. Because of the island’s past volcanic activity, this has impacted the appearance of the beaches. Colored sand, crystal blue waters, and an interesting landscape are a few things you will have to look forward to when you and your family visits the beaches. Here’s a look at some of the best beaches Santorini has to offer families:
Perivolos Beach is a great place for families to visit because of how well organized it is. The beach is about 3 km from the town of Perissa on the southern side of Santorini and is easily accessible by car or bus. You can walk from Perissa Beach to Perivolos Beach to Agios Georgios Beach which are all connected. The beach includes many amenities convenient for families including beach chairs with umbrellas, lifeguards, showers, public restrooms, and beach volleyball courts. Water sports such as windsurfing, jet skiing, and scuba diving are some of the activities available on the beach. Many shops, cafes and restaurants are situated along the waterfront.
If you’re looking for a great beach with a unique landscape the whole family can enjoy, Kamari Beach is the place to be! Located on the island’s east coast 10 km southeast of Fira, the scenic view from the beach includes a large rock outcropping called Mesa Vouno Mountain. A long promenade along the waterfront has many hotels, shops, cafes, and restaurants. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available along the beach. Kamari has diving centers that offer lessons for beginners and dive excursions for all ages and skill levels. Water skiing, wind surfing, paddle boating, and surfing are all available at Kamari.
Perissa Beach is about 13 km from Fira on the southeast coast at the base of Mesa Vono Mountain. Hotels in Kamari and Perissa allow you to stay close enough to the beach for convenient swimming. Perissa Beach also offers diving centers for lessons and group excursions. The beach includes lifeguards, lounge chairs and umbrellas, showers, and a playground.
There are supermarkets and campsites that are less expensive options for families staying in the area. Kid-friendly activities in Perissa include a water park and mini-golf. Perisssa can be pretty touristy in the most popular season, but it is one of the most popular because it offers such a variety of activities.
Red Beach is one of the most unique beaches in all of Greece and it is also a convenient choice from Fira, the main town on the island. The best feature of Red Beach is the photogenic scenery. As the name implies, the most impressive feature of Red Beach is the color of the red sand and red lava cliffs. Red Beach doesn’t offer facilities or organized water sports, but there are lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach, and rock formations make for interesting snorkeling. Red Beach is smaller and less accessible than some of the other beaches, but worth the trip for those wanting spectacular views and photo opportunities.
Whether your family is interested in picturesque scenery, water sports, sightseeing, people watching, or just lounging in the sun, the beaches of Santorini have something for everyone to enjoy on your Greek vacation.
This post was written by Greek Boston