Kamari is by far the liveliest and largest beach resort on Santorini and a popular bathing destination. It lies below the 360-metre-high Mesa Vouno hill, which provides a pretty backdrop to the otherwise flat coastline.

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At first glance, the town gives off a quiet, almost sleepy, impression. Most of the buildings here are low, typical Cycladic houses, but the promenade along the beach is what really brings it alive. You can satisfy your taste buds in dozens of tavernas and bars, buy beach equipment or souvenirs in many shops and buy groceries in about 6 smaller supermarkets.

Beaches and swimming

Kamari boasts more than 2 km of black volcanic sand beaches, which are wide and spacious enough. As you move away from the centre of Kamari, the beach will become less and less crowded and you will find plenty of privacy. The entrance to the water is quite steep and you can't reach the bottom just a few metres from the shore.

Kamari is the third longest and largest beach on Santorini after Perissa and Perivolos.

It offers complete facilities from numerous umbrella and sunbed rentals to a wide range of water sports and dozens of refreshment options.

Accommodation Kamari

Apartments and hotels in Kamari offer 2-bed rooms at an average price of around 92 eur in the summer, but you'll also find cheaper places with prices below 73 eur. The offer is wide and quite rich, but don't expect big hotel resorts in Kamari either.

To make it easier to find your way around, we've selected the most affordable specific accommodations, all of which are within 200 metres of the beach:

How to get there?

Kamari is located about 8 km from the capital Fira and 5.5 km from Santorini Airport. KTEL buses run from Fira to Kamari every hour or so, stopping in the village of Mesaria on the way. The ticket costs about 1,60 eur.

You can easily get to Kamari by car, there is free parking right by the beach, but you can stop anywhere in town.

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