On the northwest coast of Santorini, below the spectacular settlement of Oia, you can find the quaint Armeni cove that offers scenic views of the caldera and the island of Therasia that lies just across the sea. It is located a few meters south of Ammoudi Bay and is accessible by boats that depart from there. Other than that, you can reach it by descending almost 300 steep steps on foot or by a donkey ride. Armeni was the old harbor of Oia but today only a few ships anchor in the small pier. For yacht owners it is a safe place to drop anchor.

Armeni is a small, charming place where you can find quiet and relaxation. You can swim in the deep crystal clear waters of Armeni Beach. It is a tiny, pebbly beach with big black and red rocks that protrude from the sea. There are no facilities on the beach but you can chill out, enjoy an appetizing meal and try local recipes in a small, traditional tavern. The fact that it remains unspoiled and undeveloped, plus its size and the wonderful surroundings, makes it very inviting. Last but not least, there is a diving center in the area that is perfect for wall dive.

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Location of Armeni beach

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Armeni beach is located in Oia village
Armeni beach is located in Oia village

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