Holidays to Kamari feature wide sandy beaches, seaside tapas and scenic ruins – all the ingredients for a perfect Greek getaway.

Swish setting

Sitting by the feet of Vouno Mountain, Kamari looks out over the Aegean Sea from the eastern coast of Santorini – one of Greece's most famous islands. It has a reputation as an upmarket seaside resort, with popular dark-sand beaches and a town centre buzzing with everything from souvenir shops to lively bars.

Medal-winning beach

Kamari's most popular stretch of sand is its two-kilometre Blue Flag award-winning beach, complete with dark volcanic sand. You can jump on a banana boat or try out paddle-boarding, and those looking for peace and quiet will find plenty of space to snooze beneath a parasol.

Wining and dining

On the promenade overlooking the beach, Greek tavernas and upmarket restaurants serve up freshly caught seafood and authentic meze – a platter of bite-sized Greek treats. Wine buffs should make their way to the Canava Roussos Winery – founded in 1836, it's the oldest vineyard on the island.

Ancient history

The ruins of Hellenistic temples at Ancient Thira date back to the 9th century BC – this old-world site's not to be confused with the modern capital of the same name. You can reach the ruins by scaling the hill, stopping for some spectacular ocean views along the way.

At a Glance

  • Lounge beneath a thatched parasol on Kamari Beach
  • Roam around ancient ruins from the 9th century BC
  • Visit Santorini's oldest winery