A sophisticated Santorini resort

Kamari is probably best known for its incredible black-sand beach – a striking reminder of the island’s volcanic origins. But the beguiling, Blue Flag-certified sands aren’t the village’s only spectacle – its gleaming whitewashed buildings literally sparkle in the Aegean sunshine.

Kamari holidays put you in easy reach of first-class amenities, excellent varied dining options, sites of historical interest and, of course, the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. The resort has lots to offer – local shops, bars and restaurants combine relaxed, contemporary sophistication with an unmistakably Greek charm. Stroll along the bustling pedestrianised promenade while the sounds of traditional Greek music spill out from the tavernas. Stop for a glass of local wine, some meze or even catch a movie under the stars at the open-air cinema. You will soon discover that holidays to Kamari are anything but black and white.

Best things to do in Kamari

Restaurants will let you use their sunloungers, as long as you order from their menu. Don’t forget your shoes, as the black sand and pebbles get very hot.
Great weather is almost guaranteed in summer, with temperatures in the late-20s. May and September are cooler, with temperatures in the early 20s, which is great for sightseeing, plus there are less people around.
Head slightly out to sea and take a snap looking back at the beach with the soaring volcanic terrain behind it. If you’re a strong swimmer, cliff diving is also a great photo opportunity.

Your Kamari questions, answered

Watch a film

Open Air Cinema Kamari screens films in a lush, leafy amphitheatre, complete with ice cream, popcorn and a bar. The films are shown in English with Greek subtitles.

Make a splash

Kamari has loads of fun water sports for all the family, from banana-boat rides to knee boarding, jet-skiing and paddle boarding, with great scuba-diving opportunities just offshore.

Visit the local ruins

Just above the beach is Ancient Thira, which dates back to the 9th century BC and includes the ruins of Hellenistic temples, Christian churches, a theatre and a public square.