Kamari Beach is a black sand volcanic beach located on the eastern side of The Island of Santorini. It is approx. a 15 minute bus ride from the main bus square of Fira. The beach is lined with restaurants, hotels and shops and sunbeds and umbrellas are available.
Ancient Thira Archaeological site
Ancient Thera is an antique city on a ridge of the steep, 360 m high Messavouno mountain on the island of Santorini. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BCE until 726 CE. Starting in 1895 the city was systematically excavated there until 1904 and in 1961 and 1982. Findings from these excavations are on exhibit at the archaeological museum in Fira town. Excavation work was again taken up between 1990 and 1994.
Ancient Thera is today open to the public and can be reached on a winding road that starts at Kamari or several foot paths from both sides of the mountain
Oia is located at the northern tip of the island of Santorini and can be reached either by car or by local bus (connect in Fira town if travelling from Kamari) and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Beautiful white washed cliff side village with winding roads and amazing views of the caldera and Santorini. Below is the small port settling of Ammoudi bay accessible by car or by donkey path.
Fira (main town)
The main town of Fira is approximately a 15 minute bus ride from Kamari Beach. The cruise ship port is located here where cruise passengers can either ride the cable car up 400 meters from the port or take a donkey up the winding donkey path. Wonderful views, whitewashed buildings lining cobblestone streets. Good shopping, restaurants, night life and sunset views.
Pyrgos is the highest village on Santorini and from here you can have a 365 degree view of Santorini. Good Friday celebrations here are the most spectacular in all of Greece, where the entire village is lit up.
Akrotiri Archaeological site
Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the volcanic eruption in about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescos and many objects and artworks (these can be viewed at the Prehistoric Museum of Fira in the main town of Fira - not at the actual dig). The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis The site has been excavated since 1967. The site can be reached by local bus from Fira town (20 minute bus trip) or by car.
A red sand volcanic beach formed by erosion of the red rock cliffs above. This is a beach that is accessible by a steep foot path only.