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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Beach, very hot because it's black, so you need sandals! If you need a sunbed or parasol, you need to pay for, unless you bring your own. But prices are not expensive if you plan staying the whole day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Very long beach with plenty of activities, also in October. The sea is very clean with lots of little fishes. The best beach in Santorini.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is not a typical post card tropical white sand beach but it’s wonderful in it’s own way. The water was very clean.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Volcanic black sand (actually is iron and other minerals) combined with clean crystal waters of eagean sea! Lot of beachbars in the area and local taverns!

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a MUST see beach. We took the bus from Stepfani and arrived to the most CLEAN amazing beach. It's worth the bus trip, spend the day, have lunch, walk around and stop in the shops, everybody is very friendly

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TrueReview8641
Reviewed October 6, 2018

some small sanctuaries amongst the music-pumping tavernas, less oppressive than overrun Perissa or Kamari....

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Perissa which is much much busier, this end of the beach is much nicer. Weekends can be busy along the whole beach but it adds to the atmosphere. We came to this beach 4 times in total and loved it. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MelissaCurley
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The black beaches go on for a long way. We enjoyed the part of beach called Perivolos because it did not seem as crowded. The water was clear and the waves were just enough to make it fun. Water shoes are a good idea because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happytravels481
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Although the sand in Santorini is black and not so nice as other greek isles the water is so clear and amazing. We loved it here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julia K
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Ok. It was a Sunday. The beach and the sea are fine but the massive amount of sun beds crammed relentlessly together were a downer for me. Just too many people to be enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 30, 2018|
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Response from moiran838 | Reviewed this property |
There were some people snorkeling. We did snorkel for a little bit. There is not much to see but little fish here and there.
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Sylvia-Rick | Reviewed this property |
We used Santorini Experts for our cruise tour. They customize the tour to your wishes. I'm sure they can take you there.
September 2, 2017|
Response from Cheenu E | Reviewed this property |
You can find something within 15 to 30 gbp. Don't get too big a car, get a small economy one: roads are small, you'll never be able to go more than 70 kph. Buses work well if you're on a budget, but you won't be able to get... More
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Should my family rent a car? (4 Replies)
Hi, we're travelling with our 2 young kids (baby and preschooler) to Santorini for 4 days. Is it better to rent a car or is public transportation just as convenient? We don't mind spending the money if having a car makes travellling the island more enjoyable, but if it is a nuisance (parking, road conditions, traffic etc. ) or if taking public transportation is just as convenient, then we'll do that. We're flying in to the island and staying in Perivolos Beach. Any advice is appreciated....More
May 04, 2009|
Response frombrotherleelove|
It depends somewhat on when you plan to be there. Parking is a real hassle from Mid-June until the end of August. The island has an excellent bus system between the villages from the bus hub in Fira, but a car will give you maximum flexibility and the ability to be spontaneous, plus you can go where the buses don't.
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Married on Santorini Sept. 2006 - Our Wedding Planner (1 Replies)
Dear Married Couples-To-Be, We've posted several replies to other topics here regarding weddings in santorini and coordinators. However, in order to make this simple, we decided to make one general post about our experience with our destination wedding. First, we are so happy to see that many of you are using Helena from YaSena or have used her services in the past. I think you agree or will agree that she is top notch. We found her through a referral (a friend of a friend who used...More
November 08, 2006|
Response fromMathilda0|
Dear Alisha and Darren, Thank you - thank you - thank you, for your post. We had emailed several other coordinators and was on the fence with deciding on one of them. But after reading your note, we decided to contact Helena. We booked our wedding on Santorini with her! YAY! Do you mind if we contact you about the experience you had with your wedding? Helena had said that it would be helpful to communicate with former brides regarding our wedding and would help us feel more...More
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Cruise day trip travelling to Perivolos and onto Fira (2 Replies)
I arrive on a day trip in August. I was in Santorini last year for a day and loved Perivolos beach. My question is how easy is it to get a taxi from where the cruise tenders drop off in order to travel to Perivolos. Then how easy is it to get a taxi from one of the restaurants in Perivolos to Fira. Can anyone give me an idea of cost of taxis or if the bus service is a good and reliable alternative. Thanks in advance.
June 03, 2016|
Response fromKennydon|
There is no vehicle access at the Old Port (Skala). Its walk up 600+ stairs or wait for the cable car - the lines to which can be extremely long, possibly up to 2 or more hours each way, depending on how many ships are docked. Those taking the ships' excursions often have priority disembarking. All this means less time ashore for you. Please don't ride the poor, abused donkeys. What time are you due to dock and depart please? The buses are cheap and reliable, although likely to...More