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“No character”
Review of Kamari Beach

Kamari Beach
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Sea Kayaking Tour in Santorini from Mesa Pigadia
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Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Kamari
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Kamari lacks the charm and character that Perissa has despite the two beaches only being separated by a huge rock. It's far too open and rather bleak as a result. The 'entertainment' along the shore is comprised of hotels and bars or bars of the hotels and not much else.

The staff of these places are notably more desperate for custom and will actively call you out or attempt to goad you into their establishments. No-one wants to be pestered like this on a stroll down the beach - especially during the day.

Since everything along the beach is served by a narrow walkway, it can become quite awkward if you're shopping around for the best meal deal and then have to revisit all the other waiters or touts you made an excuse to earlier! We felt like we weren't overly welcome unless we spent with them. In the end we kept our heads down, avoided eye contact & just cut our Kamari visit short.

1  Thank Seth H
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

kamari it is a very nice area...leave your car in the parking area and make a walk in kamari!the summer time have a ot of restaurants shops coffe shops and a nice pleace to swim!in order to relax and to drink your cocteil in the beach it is the right place for you!

1  Thank kikidam
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Okay so the black pebbled beach is unique, the place is busy, touristy, dirty and other than the language and types of food could have been mistaken for any other oversold boardwalk from Wasaga Beach in Canada to the Jersey shore complete with the loud and obnoxious people. If you really want to enjoy the unique colour, try the public black sand beach of Monolithos just north of Kamari.

Thank JTully
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The beach is amazing. The black sandy/stony beach does get a little hot on your feet but it's brilliant. Water sports. WIFI ON THE BEACH, I mean who doesn't want that. Oh, and waiter service to your sun beds, which makes you feel somehow important. The sun beds and umbrella things are a good price as well, compared to somewhere like Spain.

Thank Will D
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We only spent 1 day on the beach as there is so much to do on the island! It was a lovely day! The water was clear & warm & the black sand / pebble beach was nice! Not too crowded, either.
Be forewarned though, some women will be topless.....

Thank Kendra D
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