Santorini Summit and Kamari BeachJuly 17, 2022 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F
We drove from Oia to Profitis Ilias and took in the island views from Santorini’s highest point. From here you get a 360 view of the entire island. Also at the top of this mountain, is the Monastery of the Prophet Elijah where 9 monks live.
The wind was pretty fierce all day and we learned that an island slogan is “Santorini, where everyday is a bad hair day.” Being at the highest point and the fierce wind gave us our crazy hair pictures.
Our final tour stop was at Kamari Beach which is at the southeastern side of Santorini. Because of the volcanic ash, the beaches have black “sand” which to me doesn’t really qualify as sand like our beaches back home. This “sand” as they call it is more like black rocks, and I’m not sure how people were walking around barefoot on it. Although it was a hot day, the water felt chilly and because it was so windy, there were whitecaps and strong waves.
We spent some time walking on the boardwalk where every restaurant had a view of the beach serving an array of fresh seafood. The boardwalk was filled with various shops, restaurants, and hotels. This would be a great place to stay for a beach vacation.Read more
What tour were you on
I booked it on Viator.com - Panoramic Views Santorini - Small Group Shore Excursion
How did you get back to the tender? I’ve heard there is the cable car which has long lines or walk down the slippery donkey steps.
You have to take the cable car or walk down the steps. The lines weren’t super long while we were there, but I've heard they can be long. We did the cable car both waya and it was never long. If you were to opt to walk, definitely choose to walk down as it is ALOT of steps.