Nice beach on Santorini?

Old Jun 16th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Nice beach on Santorini?

I thought that I read somewhere that there is a nice beach on Santorini, near the ruins or perhaps? Can anyone suggest beaches we have a teenage daughter.
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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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The beaches most populated with teenagers will be Perissa and Kamari. Perissa is a black sand beach and Kamark is a black rock beach. They both get really hot in the summertime, so be sure to wear flip-flops. There are no white sand beaches on Santorini.
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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Isn't there a red sand beach near the ruins?
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Old Jun 16th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Red rock, not sand. It's called Red Beach and it's near to Akrotiri. Red Beach requires some sure-footedness to get there or a boat ride from Perissa. It gets pretty crowded in the summertime.

http://www.travel-to-santorini.com/p...hp?place_id=30
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Old Jun 17th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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Just came back last night...People on Santorini will tell you that there "are no beaches". We kind of found this to be true we found that the beaches there were....not so good. Red beach was definatly rocky. We found Oia nice and the vinyard tours good but would not go back to Santorini again. As a german we me t on the plane said..We leave Santorini for the Americans and Japanesse. We go to other islands...

To us santorini was not special but best seen from the ferry on the way to someplace else.
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Old Jun 17th, 2006, 07:51 AM
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If you look for a particular type of beach and don't find it then of course you will be inclined to disappointed what you do find.

It sounds to me like you were pre-disposed to dislike Santorini before you even got there and were incapable of enjoying it for what it has to offer.

I can't help wondering what you mean when you say: "We leave Santorini for the Americans and Japanese." It sounds superior and snobbish.
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Old Jun 17th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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"you will be inclined to be disappointed with......"
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Old Jun 17th, 2006, 03:51 PM
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DO you think well need flip flops in Oct? Or is it even warm enough then to relax on the beach? or swim?
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Flip-flops probably won't be necessary to insulate against the heat, but some of the rocky beaches can be hard on the feet anyway. It should still be warm enough to swim and relax on the beach.
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Hi

Can I add that accommodation with caldera views is strongly recommended. It's an awesome spectacle particularly at sunset. Maybe get one with a pool so your daughter stays happy. For mine October is a bit cold for beach swimming but then again I do worship the Sun God! It's still easy to get to the beaches. I would stay walking distance to Fira - there are plenty of shops there. I stayed at Firostefani which was spot on. I don't know your budget but I travel cheaply so an eg. is - http://www.united-hellas.com/tourism...nts/index.html. We stayed at the Grotto Villas (when they were a bargain!) - http://www.grottovillas.com/

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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 06:47 AM
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Brotherlee,

I actually came with the impression that Santorini would be wow...and it was from the ship. I was really disapointed by the traffic and the poor beaches in comparison to what I had seen on ios. I will take your recomendation and see Naxos or Paros next time.

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Naxos and Paros are excellent choices. I spent a few days on Paros last June and had a chance to rent a motorscooter and explore much of the island. It's very nice, and mostly unspoiled by mass-tourism. The main port village of Paroikia has a lot to see and do including a small archaeological museum and the Church of 100 Doors.

There's a local ferry from Paros over to Antiparos, a small island with relatively little tourist development. I plan to take a hop over there when I next return to Greece.
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Interesting that the only time we found Santorini crowded was when those people who were admiring the island from the ship got off and came ashore
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