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Life is a Beach: Santorini

Sunday, June 21, 2015

These are pretty much the beaches we hung out at. The water was clear and clean, although bone chillingly cold when you first enter. If you happen to have a wet-suit, I would bring that if you really want to swim around longer than say 10-15 minutes. The rocky sand also gets scorching hot, so I also suggest having water shoes to walk around in. Your feet will thank you! Overall, we loved every moment we spent lounging at these beaches. I can't wait to check out the Mykonos beaches in the future! 


Red Beach. Nestled inside the remnants of a volcanic blast, Red Beach is unlike any other I've ever seen. The red volcanic rock gives this beach an almost other-worldly feel, almost as if you're trekking across Mars, but with the addition of beautiful shades of cool turquoise water. It is a bit of a hike down to the beach, so people with any walking issues would have difficult access to this beach. But, you can still get a great view from where I took this picture, without the hike. 

Vlyhada BeachAnother beach unlike any other. The grooves in the mountains look like the surface of the brain! There weren't many people here, so you can sit back and enjoy the crashing of the waves with this amazing mountain backdrop for as long as you'd like! There is a restaurant right at the entrance just in case you'd like to enjoy a drink, or two! 

Kamari Beach. Dominik's favorite. On this side there are a lot of places to do some epic cliff jumping from. I did an epic cliff jump of about 5 feet. Lol. Because we were there shortly before the tourist season officially began, there were always plenty of beach chairs available. The restaurant staff are hustling on this side to get you to eat at their establishment, but it's all about the same. We enjoyed the food here in all but one restaurant, which I will write about later, where after eating there we both got pretty bad...let's just say stomach aches. ;) But, that was our one and only questionable dining experience there. Otherwise, we enjoyed ever moment! 


Perissa Beach. Located on the opposite side of the mountain from Kamari Beach. My favorite for lounging around. The water seemed gentler on this side. I'd like to give a shoutout to George, our server from the restaurant we always chose the beach chairs from. One of the days we were there it was particularly windy, and Dominik had left to go take care of the bill. A strong gust of wind hit, and the padding from Dominik's beach chair literally flew up and slapped right into my face! The wind was that strong!  I couldn't even push the padding back down because the wind was still going so strong, and the next thing I know George is there to help me out, and he says, "Superman is here to save you!" Haha. It was quite embarrassing to get hit in the face with the beach chair padding, but it would've been hilarious if it had been caught on camera! 



If you've traveled to Santorini, let me know how your beach experiences were! 



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