The seaside resort of Kamari is located on the eastern coast of Santorini where the terrain is flat. It is a lively village suitable for families with children with its long beach and the rich choice of hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops. Many people also prefer accommodation in Kamari because it is cheaper than the caldera villages and yet they are in a close distance for visiting (the capital Fira
is 8 km away). Santorini`s airport is at a distance of 2 km.
The taverns and cafes are set along the sea promenade and they are so many that it is hard to decide where to eat. The sand on Kamari beach is coarse and black and sometimes it is referred to as Black Beach (but that is not very correct as almost all beaches on Santorini are with black sand). Most of the beach is occupied by sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, usually EUR 5-7 for a set but some cafes offer them free of charge for their clients. Various water sports are available.
On one side of Kamari there is a huge rock formation which separates it from the neighboring resort of Perissa
. On the top of the rock you can see the Ancient Thira
- excavations of a well-preserved ancient settlement with remnants of streets and buildings. From Ancient Thira you can see the entire eastern coast of the island.