My favorite beaches in Santorini are Kamari, Perissa, and Perivolos. Outstanding places to swim, numerous places to lease beach chairs, and great deals of good locations santorini beaches to consume. High quality beach resorts are plentiful (though there are incredibly number of hotels located straight on the beach-- most resorts are throughout a little roadway from the sea).
Santorini is not known for its beaches. They are excellent nevertheless not wonderful-- so do not be expecting those stunning stretches of sand you have actually seen in images of Greece. (That stated, lots of people delight in the beaches of Santorini and discover their unique sand and natural setting to be more remarkable than" just another sandy beach".).
The majority of Santorini's beaches are made up of dark volcanic sand that gets searingly hot in the mid-day sun. Beach sandals or water shoes are advised for navigating on the sand.
But what the beaches do not have in common sandy splendor they balanced out with incredible views and surroundings. The cliffs that loom around some of the beaches and the nature of the sand itself make a surreal setting for swimming and sunning.
Potentially it's simply in my head however I discover the sea water around Santorini the most clear and invigorating I have really ever swam in. It's truly fantastic.
The caldera is found on the west coast of Santorini. The beaches are on the east and southeast side of the island. So when selecting where to stay it's either along the caldera with extraordinary views of the volcano or at one of the beaches.
It's an easy drive or bus trip from Fira (the primary town on Santorini) to get to the beaches (Kamari is the closest) so as much as I like the beaches I still recommend remaining in Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, or Oia as these towns have the mind-blowing caldera (volcano) views that make Santorini so distinct.
( It does take an additional bus journey to go from Firostefani, Imerovigli, or Oia to the beaches as it needs changing buses in Fira. Leasing an auto is the absolute best method to check out the island and this is specifically so if you're not remaining in Fira.).
If you're looking for night life you're best to base yourself in Fira as that's 6 best beaches in santorini where all the clubs are found on Santorini. Nevertheless the beaches of Kamari, Perissa, and Perivolos do have restaurant/bars that remain hectic late into the night. Nevertheless for clubbing, that's Fira.