The sophisticated beach town of Kamari is Santorini's most developed resort, offering an array of hotels. Many of them are temptingly close to the unusual black sand-and-pebble beach and to an excellent selection of tavernas, shops and bars. Whether you want a family-friendly hotel, traditional accommodation, a luxury pad or hip hangout, the right place for you is somewhere in Kamari.
The intimate Argo Hotel has 45 chic rooms and overlooks Kamari's Blue Flag beach, a five-minute walk away. Whether you're in the pool or eating at the Argo's delicious Mediterranean restaurant you can see the blue sea. The attractive hotel also has a gym and sauna.
This 3* seafront hotel has had a modern refurb to give it a fresh, Aegean look. As if the beach at the front door isn't enough, there's also a children's playroom, TV lounge, fitness centre and games room for entertainment. Dining options include a Greek and Mediterranean restaurant and poolside cafe-bar.
Charmingly traditional, the Levante Beach Hotel is right beside Kamari beach, with a first-floor dining terrace looking out over the sea. Below is a cafe-bar where comfy sofas face the beach, and you can step out into the pool.
With direct access to the beach, Afroditi's sunloungers are overlooked by Kamari's impressive cliffs. This contemporary hotel has a restaurant on the pretty promenade and you can relax in either of its two pools, an indoor whirlpool, the Turkish bath or massage area.
A boutique hotel with a hip cocktail bar, Acqua Vatos even has its own vineyard and an ultra-stylish library. Ideal for family stays and those wanting lively nights, the hotel is only a few minutes from the beach and Kamari centre. The large pool has a bite-size bar serving juices, coffees, cocktails and snacks all day.
In the centre of Kamari is the traditional Rivari Hotel, offering a homely and family-friendly base. You can be at the beach in 10 minutes, passing through the shops, tavernas and fun bars of Kamari as you go. The main restaurant, serving traditional cuisine, overlooks the pretty garden and there's also a poolside snack bar.