Let me first explain that this review is for the beach cafe that is located right on one of the black sand beaches in Santorini and appears to be part of the main Cafe Del Mar E Sol.
We got to the beach bright and early, which was a mistake because no one is awake before 10:00 am in Santorini. However, we stumbled across a girl setting up padded beach chairs covered by a thatched tiki umbrella which was attached to a small table. Curious, we approached the girl and asked if we could rent these chairs or if they were reserved. To our surprise we could and the chairs cost only 10 euro for the entire day with free wifi! Being the only ones there, we reserved one right on the crystal clear water that surrounds Santorini.
The girl went to get us beach towels for the padded chairs and when she returned she proceeded to tell us that we could also order food and drinks that would be brought to our chair. Without hesitation we asked to see a menu.
We only planned to stay at these chairs for the morning and explore the rest of the island throughout the day. However, the chairs were so comfortable and the view was so relaxing that we ended up staying here the majority of the day. Around lunch, we ordered watermelon and white wine that was accompanied by local meats and cheeses, which sealed the perfect day for us.
After a few glasses of wine and a relaxing nap to the sounds of the waves, we walked about 100 feet to a wooden hut that had a variety of watersports available. We rented two snorkels and spent the next hour or so exploring the clear water for different colored volcanic rocks that vividly painted the ocean floor.
To this day, this has been the best experience of our travel history and we would highly recommend this place to any who just want to sit and listen to the ocean meet a salty piece of land.
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