On the east coast of Santorini, about 9 kilometers from Fira, lies the quiet beach of Monolithos. It was given its name from a big rock upon which the church of Agios Ioannis is built. The beach is close to the popular Kamari Beach but is much more peaceful and less crowded. You can access it easily by rental car or bus. The National Airport of the island is located in the area of Monolithos and you can also see the old Tomato Canning Factory here, the first one in Santorini.

Monolithos Beach is family-oriented thanks to the shallow waters and the playground area that make it suitable for young children. Thus, it is widely popular mostly among families and the locals. It is a typical beach of Santorini, long enough with black and grey sand and crystal clear waters. A part of it is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and a lifeguard tower and it has even got a football pitch, a basketball court and a volleyball court offering endless hours of entertaining family moments. Another part is more secluded, ideal for privacy, serenity and relaxation where you can enjoy the natural shade that the trees provide. Admirable rock formations, sculpted by the salt and the wind, face the sea, similar to those in Vlychada Beach, although they are less impressive. Nearby there are cafes, bars, taverns and restaurants where you can complete your restful day at the beach and taste traditional dishes.

Location & area

Location of Monolithos beach

Area map & nearby

Monolithos beach is located in Kamari village
What to do in Santorini
Discover the most popular sights, places and activities in Santorini
Hotels near Monolithos beach
Great offers with online booking
trip planner app
Boost Your Travel Experience!
Create your dream Santorini itinerary with our easy-to-use Trip Planner!
trip planner app

Experience Santorini your way with our FREE personalized trip planner! Just enter your travel dates and style, and you'll get instantly a custom itinerary, tailored to your desires!

My Trip Plan  

Hey! We’re here for you!
Our travel experts from Santorini will be more than glad to help you select the right hotel and find the best experiences on this heavenly Greek island!