Kamari beach is a big black sand beach on the southeast part of Santorini island and just 30 meters away from Kalya Suites. This beach is one of the famous in Santorini and hosts many visitors in the summertime, and is served by many restaurants, traditional taverns, bars, souvenir shops and clothing shops.Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent.Bus service to and from Fira is available. Kamari beach is a very organized beach in Santorini and is also beautiful at night since you can do a night walk in the huge cobblestone street of the village, next to the beach, and enjoy beautiful summer nights.
Ancient Thira at Kamari
Ancient Thira at Kamari village Santorini
Separating Kamari from Perissa is Ancient Thira. First settled by the Dorians in the 9th century B.C., this archaeological site is home to ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. Stroll down Ancient Thira main street and you'll pass Roman baths, old mosaic houses and even an old agora (marketplace). And let's not forget the spectacular views from the Terrace of the Festivals, where ceremonies were held in honor of the Greek god Apollo, son of Zeus and the god of light.
Ancient Thira is open to the public, although hours may vary depending on the season. Admission is about $5 USD (€4). For more information ask the staff of "Kalya Suites".
Villages of Santorini
Perissa & Perivolos beach
Perissa village is a seaside area on the south east coast of Santorini with several kilometers of black sand beach. Towering over the beach on the north side is the mountain of Mesa Vouno, site of Ancient Thira. Perissa connects with Perivolos beach, and the collective area is longest stretch of beach on the island. Both beaches are organized.At Perissa you can find many water sports facilities, diving schools and a water park, as well as cafes, bars and clubs by the sea.
Oia village Santorini
Oia (Ia), is the most famous of all villages of Santorini and a must visit place. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset.Oia village is built in the traditional architecture with whitewashed buildings carved into the rock, blue domed churches in narrow streets and sun-bathed verandas. The highest attraction of the village is the fabulous sunset. A square overlooks the sea and visitors may observe a truly fantastic sunset on Santorini.