Kamari Village

The history of kamari village

The Kamari Village

Kamari is a seaside village, situated on the southeastern coast of Santorini, at the north foot of Mesa Vouno mountain, a few kilometres away from the capital. You can access it without difficulty by bus, taxi or rental car. Its name comes from a small arch, which was part of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Poseidon, standing on the south end of the beach.

The village has modern infrastructure with a plethora of amenities and holds the airport of Santorini. There is a long promenade for a pleasant stroll overflowing with shops, restaurants, taverns and cafe-bars where you can relax and enjoy the sea breeze. You also have the chance to listen to traditional Greek live music. What is more, the only cinemas of the island are in Kamari, one of them a charming open-air cinema surrounded by trees.

The main attraction is the Kamari beach, the most popular of the island that has been awarded the Blue Flag. It is clean and well-organized with deck chairs, umbrellas and lifeguards. It is miles long, lying under the captivating mountain, owning crystal clear waters and uncommon black sand and pebbles. Without a doubt, it creates an awesome sight. There is a scuba diving school for lessons and snorkelling and you can try a variety of water sports, too.

On the top of Mesa Vouno lies an important part of the history. The archaeological site of Ancient Thera is a momentous landmark of Santorini where the temples, ancient cemeteries, buildings and the theatre will awe you, along with the fascinating view.

Kamari Beach

Kamari Beach is one of the most popular and most visited beach resorts in Santorini. It is located in the seaside village of Kamari, 10 kilometres southeast of Fira and close to the Airport. It is at the foot of the imposing Mesa Vouno Mountain where the prominent archaeological site of Ancient Thera is found. 

The beach is composed of black volcanic sand and is 5 kilometres long, among the 3 longest beaches in Santorini, with deep crystalline waters and a series of trees. Despite the fact that it is extremely busy, it is maintained very clean and has been awarded the Blue Flag. It is fully organized with hundreds of sunbeds and umbrellas, showers, a lifeguard on duty and numerous facilities. Kamari Beach has actually everything you may need for a relaxing and satisfying day at the beach as it offers the most amenities you can find. There is a diving center where you can take lessons and try snorkelling. Here you have the opportunity to experience a variety of water sports as well, such as windsurfing, water skiing, surfing and paddle boats that induce an adrenaline rush. Close by you can find a football field and a beach volleyball area that add to the amusement.

A long, parallel promenade is ideal for a pleasant stroll where you come across various shops. The lively atmosphere at the numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and night clubs by the sea can offer you an enjoyable time. The beach is ideal for everyone, of all ages, and is a wondrous typical beach of Santorini, the volcanic island.

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