Friday, September 12, 2014

RED, WHITE AND BLACK BEACHES IN SANTORINI



In our last day in Santorini we visited the most famous beaches of the island we have not yet seen.

The beaches of Santorini are interesting to visit because of its volcanic landscapes that give them red, black and white colours. However, they are not specially suitable for sunbathing, except perhaps Perissa beach. This black beach was quite spacious and the water was calm as a pool.


So during this day we visited:

  • The Red Beach
  • The White Beach
  • A Black Beach
  • Akrotiri
  • Fira


Red Beach in Santorini
Red beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini


We arrived by bus from Fira to the museum of Akrotiri, which we didn't visited. From here we walked 15 minutes to the Red Beach. This beach is rather small and it was already crowded. We seek a place and enjoyed the nice day until the first Kaiku reached the beach.


Red Beach




Red Beach in Santorini
Red beach in Santorini


Red Beach in Santorini
The Red beach in Santorini is a bit narrow and when we arrived it was pretty crowded



Red Beach in Santorini
Red beach in Santorini from another point of view



Red Beach in Santorini
Volcanic landscape beside the Red Beach in Santorini



This Kaiku took us to the white beach. We didn't get down because the boat didn't get close to the shore and we would had to get wet to the waist. Then it led us to the Black beach and finally back again to the Red Beach.


White Beach




White Beach in Santorini
Arriving to the White Beach of Santorini from the Red beach 



White Beach in Santorini
Umbrellas on the White Beach in Santorini


White Beach in Santorini
White Beach in Santorini from the Kaiku


Black Beach



Black Beach in Santorini
The Kaiku led us to this Black Beach in Santorini after the White Beach and before coming back to the Red Beach and Akrotiri


From the Red Beach we came back to the Akrotiri Museum, where we took a bus to the village of Akrotiri. There we had lunch octopus and squid in a family tavern. 



Akrotiri



Family Tavern in Akrotiri
Family Tavern where we had lunch in Akrotiri


Octopus and squid grilled in Santorini
Grilled octopus and squid we enjoyed in Akrotiri



After having lunch we came back to our hotel in Firostefani until the sunset, which that time we enjoyed from Fira. We enjoyed a lot the walk from Firostefani to Fira beside the Caldera up to the place from we admired the sunset.


Fira



Apartment in Santorini
Apartments beside the Caldera of Santorini. From these apartments the views must be really nice



Apartment in Santorini
Apartment beside The Caldera located between Fira and Firostefani in Santorini


Santorini in The Greek Islands
Firostefani and Imerovigli in Santorini through this arch of a house near Fira


Fira in Santorini
Fira beside the Caldera on the top of a cliff in Santorini



Fira in Santorini
Fira in Santorini with the Orthodox Cathedral on the top



Sunset in Santorini from Fira
Sunset in Santorini from Fira. The islands of this picture are Nea Kameni (volcano) on the left and Palea Kameni on the right


Restaurant Argo in Fira
Argo restaurant in Fira


We had dinner in Fira in Argo restaurant. The sunsets of Santorini behind the Caldera are really nice. We enjoyed all the evening sunsets, every day in a different place, and all of them really beautiful.


This was our trip route from Crete and the Greek Islands to Athens:



Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter


Day 2 - Crete




Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion


Day 4 - Crete




Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia


Day 6 - Santorini




Day 7 - Santorini

  • Red Beach, White Beach and Black Beach
  • Sunset in Fira


Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice


Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice


Day 10 - Mykonos



Day 11 - Mykonos Town



Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District


Day 13 - Athens

  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District


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