This is a not very popular beach on the south coast of Santorini
, close to Akrotiri
. It can be easily accessed by car but part of the route is unpaved.
Before entering Akrotiri, you will see the signboard for Messa Pigadia beach. Follow the course of the road for a few kilometers and you will see another sign on your left - the unpaved section starts here but the road is in a good condition and it is less than 1 km.
The charm of Messa Pigadia hides in the high cliffs surrounding the beach - they reveal the layers of the volcano in different colors and create a stunning atmosphere. The wider part of the beach strip is managed by a fancy beach bar-restaurant with sunbeds and umbrellas, and the sand is mixed with pebbles. The other part of the beach is narrower and quite rocky, with big boulders - here you can find a seaside taverna which also rents sunbeds. The sea is usually calm and without waves since the beach is located in a cove protected from winds.