Columbos. Small black pebbles and a huge, impressive rock offering its shadow. It is usually fairly quiet, since it is not organized.
Monolithos. An organized beach with shallow waters and black sand. It is a popular destination for families; there are beach volley, basketball and football courts, taverns, cafés, mini markets, etc.
Kamari. An impressive beach just beneath Ancient Thira. Along the coastline there are taverns and cafes renting umbrellas and sun loungers. There are also hotels, gift shops and the largest pedestrian beach road on the island.
Perissa-Perivolos-St George. The long coastline has three names and different touristic "profiles". Perissa is more alternative, featuring ethnic bars, a camping, taverns. Perivolos is the most trendy beach in Santorini. It has black sand, crystal-clear waters and a string of beach bars providing their guests with umbrellas and dreamy beds, rags and large pillows laying on the sand. There are water sports centres, as well as beach volley courts, restaurants, taverns, café-bars, hotels. An interesting feature of Perivolos is the impressive old tomato-processing plant. In the south part of Perivolos, you will find the quiet beach of Aghios (Saint) Georgios.
Vlyhada. The white volcanic rocks are quite striking at Vlyhada. The impressive chimneys you will notice as you enter the small fishing harbor belong to the Nomikos tomato-processing plant now opperating as Santorini Arts Factory (www.saf.gr). If you get hungry you can choose one of the fish taverns above the picturesque port. A dirt road that you will come accross on your way to Vlychada, leads to Eros Beach where you will find Theros Wave Bar (www.theroswavebar.gr).