This is a not very popular beach in the southwestern end 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. There is a small parking lot and a tavern right on the beach.
The beach of Messa Pigadia is very rocky and that is why many people don`t like it. No matter this, the place is very interesting because the high cliffs surrounding the beach reveal the layers of the volcano in different colors. The tavern offers sunbeds and umbrellas for a small charge. The sea is usually calm and without waves since the beach is located in a cove protected from winds.