Vlihada Beach


Popular with those who like to bare all and backed by some spectacular rock formations, this southern beach is particularly beautiful at sunset. Go up above the fishing harbour to find a good restaurant.

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1. Tomato Industrial Museum

0.38 MILES

Tomato processing was a major industry on the island before the earthquake of 1952, and this is a unique look inside an old tomato factory in Vlihada. The…

2. Agios Georgios Beach

1.44 MILES

Long strip of volcanic sand to the south with sun loungers and plenty of dining options.

3. Ancient Akrotiri

1.48 MILES

In 1967, excavations in the southwest of Santorini uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of…

4. Red (Kokkini) Beach

2.06 MILES

Surreal red beach to the southwest backed by rust-and-fire coloured cliffs. Just up from the beach are several good restaurants.

5. Perissa Beach

2.54 MILES

Long, popular stretch of black sand to the southeast, with full facilities and some excellent tavernas. An all-night beach bar adds to the vibe.

6. White (Aspri) Beach

2.59 MILES

One of Santorini's prettiest beaches, this secluded southwestern cove, surrounded by cliffs, is only reachable by boat.

7. Cultural Village

2.91 MILES

In cooperation with the lauded Selene restaurant, this Pyrgos venue explores the traditional way of life in Santorini before it became a tourist mecca…