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Justine C
Essex, UK28 contributions
Aug 2020
visited this beach after visiting Katharos Lounge some of us went into swim others were not brave enough or didn't have the foot wear . is a scenic beach . very rough under foot as lots of stones and when trying to get into the water there under foot or being picked up in the waves and hitting you. not for the fait hearted but great to cool down . was a few people sun bathing
Written August 30, 2020
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Ume
Arizona15 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We accidentally came upon this beach as we were walking in the the Amoudi Bay neighboring area. It’s a 15-20 minute walk from Amoudi Bay. It’s a nice, quiet, and secluded beach to relax at. Definitely keep your footwear on when you’re not in the water, as it’s a pebble beach and can be quite rough in the feet.
Written August 18, 2022
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CharPigeon
Lancashire, UK33 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
I took me 2 attempts to find this beach on foot, but worth it. It is a pebble beach so do not expect any sand. But there is hardly anyone on the beach, so perfect for chill out time. Recommend packing water shoes, the sea base is a little rough with rocks. Also an amazing bar/food modern tavern here, well worth a visit even if you only want lunch or dinner. They do not take cards, so make sure you have cash.
Written May 9, 2017
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Alexander Woywodt
Lancaster, UK284 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We went here in October to go for a swim. The access road takes you past building sites rubbish and resorts. It isnt signposted. By the time we arrived on the beach I didnt want to go for a swim any longer. Plastic bottles and beer cans also quite lonely so wasnt sure it would be safe later in the day. Would have given it one star but one has to admit one can look at the sea and its a beach
Written October 12, 2022
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Brittany M
Fairborn127 contributions
Sep 2018
We only spent a couple hours here but it's beautiful. The sand is a little rough so wear shoes, but everything is gorgeous.
Written August 9, 2019
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CdnSoleSister
Vancouver Island, Canada12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is quite a secluded beach, and a bit of a drive to get to and there is a bit of a hike from parking at the top down to the water. But if you want to get away from the crowds it is a nice place to go. There are no amenities around, other than the Katharos Lounge, which serves amazing food, but you should make reservations and have plenty of time to enjoy.
Written July 31, 2019
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Lynda Waterhouse
Ower, UK8 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Very dramatic, and after passing the restaurant the paths down to the beaches were a bit scary for an OAP! Younger people seemed to have no problem though. The restaurant there serves superb food, I had Katharos salad which was sublime.
Written May 21, 2019
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David P
Gibraltar Town75 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
It is a beautiful beach, crystal clear water with volcanic walls, it is very suggestive and you can admire the sunset from here. Three stars only for the mono where you get there, There is a steep road with friable terrain that is dangerous to people .. you could build a ladder to make sure that people can get off quietly ..
Written October 31, 2018
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Allison G
232 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
My friends and I decided to walk to this beach from our Airbnb in Oia and it was a pretty long, hot walk (mostly uphill on the way back) but really it was fine.
Once you hit Katharos Lounge, take the rocky path to the left down to the beach. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes for this part. I did slide on some rocks in my sandals and some rocks are not stable, etc.
The beach itself mostly consisted of larger stones and pebbles but you can get comfy on your towel for the most part.
Going into the water was totally worth it. The water is crystal clear and you can see all the rocks on the bottom. Very cool and refreshing. The rocks on the beach are hot and for me it was difficult to stand/walk on the wet rocks so I would recommend wearing water shoes if you have them.
This was a pretty fun, quick stop for us since it was so hot. You definitely have to get in the water at some point and you can stop at the lounge for a drink or some food before the hike back up.
Written September 4, 2018
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Itzyfoxy
Sydney, Australia90 contributions
Jun 2018
Great to swim in clear waters but the beach itself is super pebble-y and not really a comfortable lounging beach. Santorini is not known for its beaches anyway so if you don’t have rock shoes and a hardened bamboo-type mat, save the time and don’t bother the trek up and down the hill.
Written June 21, 2018
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