Definitely walk down the cliff side from the town of Oia to Ammoudi Bay Harbor. This harbor has great sea side tavernas and also one of the best places in swim in Santorini. To get to the swimming area, keep walking left along the cliff side. Eventually you'll see a group of people sitting on the rocks and swimming around this huge boulder in the water. THe water is gorgeous and warm!! Beware of sea urchins and sharp rocks, waterproof shoes might help but you can definitely go barefoot. Also, do not come here if you just want to lay out in the sun and tan, this is not the place to do it. Unless you want to lay on rocks/boulders, this place is not meant for tanning. In the water, there is a huge boulder that people swim to and climb up on. On this boulder there are stairs that lead to a little church (you can't see it from shore but it's there) and a ledge that juts out that people can jump from. This is great for exploring and I could have easily spent hours jumping off the cliff (which everyone should definitely do!! it looks scary but it's so much fun), taking in the view, and just floating around. I love swimming and always try and seek out the best places to swim everywhere, and this is for sure the best swimming area I have ever been to, do not miss it!!
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