The beach is lovely, and is the main attraction of Monolithos. It is split in two by a row of breakwater rocks, and the fascinating grey volcanic sands seem to spread out for miles. The break is a useful one – on the left the water is deeper so this is where adults tend to hang out, or at least the ones who like a quieter beach. On the right, the water is shallower, so it’s where families with children are more likely to be found. There are bars on this side, too, and plenty of watersports to try.
Places to visit
Kamari and Fira (the capital of Santorini) are the largest nearby towns. It is here that you will find excellent restaurants, boutiques stores, and bars that have a view out over the sea. Perfect for a cocktail or two to round a relaxing day off with. Fira also offers a variety of activities for the daytime, including making your own jewellery and learning how to dance, Greek style.
Nearest Airport to Monolithos
Santorini International Airport – 1 mile Santorini Airport is both a civilian and military airport, and due to this there can sometimes be delays. Make sure you check before flying.