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Kamari at a Glance

A charming seaside village found nestled along the southeast coast of Santorini, Kamari is blessed with black sandy beaches and a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. Met by the famed Mesa Vouno rock, the area is truly unique and offers some stunning sights.

Perfect Family Holidays in Kamari

Families will find plenty to keep them entertained during a holiday to Kamari in Santorini. With some stunning coastline, outdoor sports and a beautiful landscape to discover, you won’t be short of things to do.

  • A holiday to Kamari is ideal for a family beach break, as it will introduce you to a beautiful stretch of Santorini coastline. The famous, two kilometer long stretch of sand gives you plenty of space to find the perfect spot.
  • If you wish to venture into the water, the crystal clear depths are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, and offer a rich and intriguing volcanic underwater landscape to explore.
  • The outdoor cinema is the ideal place to spend a couple of hours with children, and shows a range of films, including American and English blockbusters.
  • Festivals are aplenty in Kamari, so time your travel to experience one of these lively events with the whole family. Visit during August for the Feast of the Virgin Mary festival, a colourful array of dancing, food and music. The Jazz Festival is also held every year, and takes place in the outdoor cinema.

Top 3 Must-see Attractions in Kamari

Located at the foot of Mount Elijah, a holiday in Kamari offers breath-taking views and plenty of non-beach activities including tennis and horse riding. Why not take a walk around the shops to pick up that perfect souvenir or watch a movie at the open-air cinema on your Kamari holiday. If you’re after a bit of retail therapy on your holiday to Kamari, head to the island’s capital of Fira and amble around the maze of cobbled streets where there are plenty of shops and blue domed churches to admire. Why not hop on the cable car or take a donkey taxi down the steep cliff descent to the port or you could take the kids around the museums on your family holiday in Kamari.

For a great day out with the children on your holiday, Kamari is within easy reach of Perissa where there’s an excellent water park, a mini golf course and go-karting. If you’re in to sightseeing, then a holiday to Kamari is an ideal choice with the Minoan village of Akrotiri, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece close by. Or why not visit the ancient town of Thera on your Kamari holiday, a town dating back between the Archaic to the Roman era and at the end of a long day, head to a local taverna for a romantic meal under the stars.

Discover Kamari

Kamari Surrounding Area

Kamari is in a great location as not only is it a wonderful and unique town in the area but it is also within close reach to many other great surrounding cities. Fira is the nearby city, which is the cultural centre of the Island. Here you can explore the history and rich culture of the Island at its bet. Oia is another great city, which is perched on top of a steep cliff and is bursting with traditional Greek Village buildings and history.

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Attractions

The area of Kamari is the perfect place to stay on your holiday to Santorini in Greece. It has great transport links and accessibility to many amazing surrounding towns and attractions. Head up the Mount Vouno where you can enjoy some natural beauty and breathtaking sights of the Island. The ancient city of Thira is also well worth a visit, especially for those interested in ancient Greece.

Festivals

The Annual Jazz Festival comes to the area of Kamari every year bringing the town alive with music and culture. Be sure to check out other cultural celebrations in and around Kamari before booking your trip, it is the perfect touch to add to your cultural trip to the area. The month of August is when the Feast of the Virgin Mary takes place with an array of food, music and dancing every year.

Kamari Beach Getaways

Beaches

The beaches at Kamari are some of the most spectacular in the area. The black sandy bay is not only a delight to look at, but its is one of the most relaxing beaches in the area. You can spend hours soaking up the mild weather of the Island and enjoying the calm waters and secluded coves. The intriguing underwater volcanic landscape is there to be explored with a snorkel or scuba diving trip.

Attractions

The black shingle and sand beach is one of the most intriguing in the area, you can make the most of the environment by donning snorkel and exploring the underwater coves and marine life from below. The beachfront promenade is great fro an afternoon stroll where you can browse souvenirs and pick up refreshments. The natural caves in the nearby coastline can also be explored, and you can head along the coast by foot or by bike to enjoy the view.

Activities

There are plenty of beach activities waiting for you in Kamari, head down to the waters edge and try your hand at some water sports. Jet skiing and windsurfing are two of the favourites in the bay and you can even have a go at canoeing if you’d prefer. Of course you can choose to just relax and unwind with some sunbathing or swimming. Or head out on a scuba diving expedition from the harbour and you can explore some undersea wonders nearby.

Beach Stays

There are many wonderful hotels in Kamari that maket he perfect place to stay on a beach holiday to the area. Why not stay in the beachside Venus Beach Hotel and Spa, here you can get the best of it’s four star service and facilties whilst soaking up all that a beach holiday has to offer. Rooms are well equipped and spacious offering amazing sea views and air conditioning to keep you cool and relaxed. The hotel has a wonderful outdoor pool and restaurant as well as friendly staff to help make your trip as memorable as possible.

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Kamari Couples Holidays

Attractions

It is not hard to see why so many couples come to Kamari for couples breaks and romantic holidays. The area is surrounded by breathtaking nature and mountains as well as a wonderful black sandy bay. You can enjoy the local wines and olives by taking a tour of the vineyards and olive groves together or head to the weekly street market where you can enjoy locally produced food and souvenirs.

Things to Do

For romantic things to do on your trip be sure to head down to the harbour where you will be able to arrange a lovely boat trip around the coastline or to one of the idyllic surrounding islands. You can enjoy plenty of scenic walks into the mountains where you can get some of the best views on the Island. If you enjoy shopping you can head over to the nearby Fira where you will find many shops and boutiques waiting to be explored.

Nightlife

As the sun sets over the wonderful town you can head down to the waters edge and enjoy the setting sun with a cocktail in your hands. Next you can head to one of the romantic Seafood restaurants where you can sample locally caught seafood and Greek dishes galore. The local bars and nightclubs will have you dancing well into the early morning as will the locally grown wines.

Romantic Hotels

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay on your romantic couples holiday to Kamari, be sure to check out the luxurious five star La Mer Deluxe Resort. The new hotel will give you the finest taste of luxury on your trip, where you and your partner can relax in your large room or suite and enjoy the amazing facilities offered including a dull spa. The hotel is just 50m from the beach front where you can enjoy the clam waters and fine sands, or head back to the hotel with its outdoor pools and sun terraces.

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Kamari With the Kids

Attractions

The blissful and relaxed town of Kamari is the perfect place to bring your family on a Greek Island holiday. Make the most of the wonderful black sandy beaches with plenty of time spent relaxing and unwinding at the sure. You can spend hours enjoying the mild weather and calm waters of the bay, which are great for swimming and snorkelling. The town also has an open-air cinema where you can enjoy a range of films with the whole family.

Things to Do

There are plenty of things to do with your whole family in Kamari; you will never have a dull moment. Head down to the beach for hours of entertainment and relaxing and enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the calm waters. Hire bikes in the town and head out on a cycle ride across the coastline or into the mountains. There are plenty of nearby sightseeing opportunities too with the buzzing towns of Fira and Perissa nearby.

Nightlife

In the evenings you and your family can enjoy the wonderful selection of restaurants and bars in the area. Enjoy a meal at the wonderful Greek Tavernas in the town where you can sample local dishes and enjoy freshly caught seafood. There are plenty of bars where you can enjoy live music and theatre sports too. Be sure to check out the open-air cinema for something fun and different.

Family Friendly Hotels

There are many wonderful hotels in Kamari that are perfect for a family holiday, the Afroditi Beach Hotel and Spa is just one of these great hotels. Here you can make the most of the excellent service, spacious rooms and amazing facilities to keep your whole family happy. The hotel has a wonderful outdoor pool and children’s pool as well as a poolside snack bar and roof garden terrace where you can relax and unwind or enjoy a snack whilst the sun sets. Rooms are spacious and accommodating, and the hotels staff are more than happy to help accommodate for young children and families.

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