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The beaches in Santorini are in themselves among the attractions of the island since each one of them is a sight you won’t see in other islands. The reason for this phenomenon is the volcanic nature of Santorini. The past volcanic eruptions not only shaped the island but also gave it its unique character and part of its natural, extraordinary beauty. As a result, the beaches are distinct as well, as they are covered in volcanic rocks and sand. There is a diversity of colors and the landscapes they create; white, red and mostly black sand and pebbles adorn the beaches in Santorini.

The dissimilar beaches all along the island will please everybody. There are well-organized, cosmopolitan beaches that offer all one needs for a relaxing and entertaining day at the beach. More serene and less famous beaches ideal for families can also be found or even remote and unspoiled ones for calm and private moments. Above all, there are some indescribable beaches, not all that easily accessible, surrounded by rock formations that compose wild sceneries and, finally, perfect diving areas that will satisfy adventurous travellers.

Map of Santorini's beaches