Exploring Santorini: Akrotiri, Emporeio, Vlychada

Let’s begin from southwestern peninsula of the island, where you will find Acrotiri.

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In the very last point of Acrotiti, the Lighthouse is located. The Akrotiri Lighthouse is among the oldest lighthouses in Greece and was constructed way back in 1892. It is nothing special, but the view there is amazing. The best time to visit the Akrotiri Lighthouse is during sunset. Actually, everything is better visiting during sunset in Santorini.

 

 

When you leave the Lighthouse, your next stop MUST be the Red Beach,  one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is called red, due to the red stones in the mountain and the beach, which are basically rocks from the volcano.

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Stunning Red Beach

To be fair, the access is not the easiest, yet not the most difficult. You just need to hike for a while by stepping into big stones. But once you get there, it is so worth it. From the Red Beach, you can visit the White Beach, which is also gorgeous, but only accessible by boat.

15 minutes away is Emporeio, a place where there is nothing for you to do, but this small village across the hill is truly beautiful and is definitely recommended for photography lovers.  We didn’t make all the way to the top because the heat was insane that day.

Vlychada is also a very nice area. Most visit the Vlychada Beach, but we decided to visit one of the most known beach bars, called Theros Wave Bar. Be really careful with the streets, because we ended up taking another street and got stuck for 3 hours. Our car was stuck in the sand and there was access to get out. I have no idea how we even got there.

 

Related Posts: Summer in Santorini

 

 

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