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Karterados village lies almost at the center of Santorini, approximately 2 km from Fira. Its existence dates back to the 17th century and in the 19th century it was a glorious, prosperous settlement where captains built their stately homes. It overlooks a long green valley with vineyards and the east shores of the island. The road from Karterados leads to Karterados or Exo Gialos beach, a remote beach with black volcanic pebbles and dark blue, crystal-clear waters. Additionally, the beach has got impressive rock formations, a result of the salt and the air that shaped them, which along with the black volcanic sand forms an unusual, extraordinary landscape.

Today Karterados is a peaceful, scenic village with interesting architecture. As you walk along the quaint, paved paths you will meet the traditional, old cave houses built in a gorge. In the central square you can admire a beautiful windmill and a memorial plaque for the fallen in World War II. Close by there is a tennis club. Furthermore, there are some nice restaurants, cafes, a supermarket and a traditional bakery which is a must that you try its products. The accommodation residences are a good, affordable choice and you can find a variety of villas, hotels with fascinating swimming pools and apartments. Finally, Karterados holds remarkable churches and chapels. Notable is the Church of Ascension, whose steeple resembles a tower.
Quick info
5 km from airport (Kamari) 8 km from port (Athinios)
2 km from capital (Fira) 12 km from Perissa beach
Rent a car/moto
See bus transportation timetable
Weather Average Temp. 21° Oct 17° Nov 13° Dec 12° Jan 12° Feb

360° view of Karterados village

See Karterados village from the air. Enjoy the view and plan your vacations.
From 105 feets above the ground, everything is so peaceful.

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