Santorini island is famous for its unique beaches with white, red, or black sand. Instead of the ordinary sandy beaches there are also black-pebbled beaches, which a result of a past volcanic eruption, and the famous Red Beach, near Akrotiri, with its red-coloured sand.
The most famous beaches: Perisa and Kamari, located at the east part of the island. There are some smaller ones at the north east like Koloumbos beach and a bit further the Vourvoulos beach. To the South east of the island are red beach (Kokini paralia) and the white beach (accesible by boat) near to the famous archaeological site of Akrotiri. From Emporios village there is access to the beach and the marina of Glyfada which is the main marina of Santorini. Water is most of the times quite deep, 2m from the shore the depth can be already more than 3m, and quite cold, but the crystal clear water will more than compensate you.
Many beaches are organized with sun beds, umbrellas and water sports, although one can still find remote and still-unspoiled places to go.