Santorini or Vlychada Marina is a new marina just west of cape Exomitis. The harbour is the only well protected harbour or anchorage of the island. The marina is about a 20 minute drive from Fira (capital of the island) and a 10 minute drive from the Santorini (Thira) International Airport (IATA: JTR).
Vlychada Marina has limited space for yachts, and it is an overnight base for a great number of day cruise catamarans. It provides alongside berthing in secure conditions with water, electricity, WCs and WiFi network included in the mooring fee of €20.
The harbour tends to silt during the winter storms and dredging operations are constantly going on in order to keep the depths of the harbour around 2.5 to 3.0 meters.
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Edition: June 2009
On this map of Santorini , the boundaries of NATURA 2000 areas are indicated , so that you will know which parts of the island are of special environmental interest and beauty – thus you can enjoy traveling through them, but also take care to protect them.
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The Museum of Ancient, Byzantine and post-Byzantine Musical Instruments are housed in the old Community building of Oia in Santorini. The interesting collection of Mr Halaris, a famous musician, includes musical instruments that date from 2,800 B.
Kalotaritissa is a sandy bay, protected by winds, found on the southernmost spot of Amorgos. A sandy beach with transparent, clean waters, Kalotaritissa is a favourite spot for fishermen too so the scenery is completed by the typical, colourful Greek caiques (small fishing boats).
The beach Latinaki is the first of three successive beaches on three small coves on the south side Karavostassis a distance of 800 meters. Relatively isolated beach near the harbor offers peace, tranquility, clean seas, in a nice graphical view towards the islands.
Beach Vincenzo is the second of three successive beaches on three small coves on the south side Karavostassis just 850 meters from the port. The beach is relatively secluded but offers tranquility, calm, clean sea, a beautiful and picturesque setting with views across the islands.
The beach Pountaki is the third of three successive beaches on three small coves on the south side Karavostassis at 1000 meters. The beach is relatively secluded but offers tranquility, calm, clean sea, a beautiful and picturesque setting with views across the islands.
Situated near the scenic village of Karavostasi as well as the tourist settlement of Livadi, Livadi beach is a long sandy beach with sapphire waters, ideal for sunbathing, beach fun and water sports. Tamarisk trees offer shade to bathers who can also enjoy a refreshing drink or snack from the restaurant and bar at the camping nearby.
Karvounolakos beach is set on the south part of the island between Alimia and Merichas. This sandy beach is small and not organized but has marvelous waters alluring you to stay for hours in them! Around the coast you will see the stunning black rocks while its coast is of pretty light hues creating a unique contrast.
Beach Mouros is located at about 15 km south from Amorgos Chora and can be reached through Arkesini village, by an asphalt road for 2 km up to the parking space and then 10’ walk through a path, that leads to the beach. The coast is beautiful with pebbles and unique turquoise waters, spread along with imposing rocks, while it is totally not organized, apart from a small tavern just above the beach.
The beach of Agia Theodoti is one of the most quiet ones in Ios and represents the ideal spot for those seeking for some quality, relaxation time away from the crowds. You can swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the sun in the golden sand or have an amazing meal in one of the traditional taverns of the area.
About 23 kilometres from Ormos port, on the south coast of Ios, at the end of Mylopotas beach, a road climbs up the hills and turns right before Kalamos monastery to reach the wonderful and almost deserted Manganari bay. This enchanting bay is divided into five idyllic beaches with golden sand or pebbles, and shallow crystalline emerald waters.
Megalos Roukounas is the most popular sandy beach on the island of the first centers lovers get together this summer. It is quite extensive (approximately 400 m long) and is the culmination of a stream that forms a small valley with olive trees and prickly pears.
Ai Giannis is a small beach located on the south eastern part of the island within a bay which provides protection from winds. The beach is pebbled and has crystal clear waters but there is no natural shade around, therefore you should be prepared with supplies and protection from the sun for a joyful day at the beach.
If you are looking for a peaceful place to combine relaxation with fishing, Anafi is the best option for you. Located near Santorini, at the southeastern edge of the Cyclades island complex, Anafi is an island with golden beaches and evergreen waters.
The diving center is situated on the island of Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece and maybe in the world. We offer diving courses from various internationally recognized diving organizations SSI and PADI as well as professionally organized boat dive trips suitable for all level of certified divers.
In our diving center you will find a teaching class fully equipped, modern air compressors for the fast and safe load of the tanks, 3 speedboats for the diving excursions and an excellent professional staff to answer any questions you may have. Safe diving with small groups and individual care is our priority.
We are Santorini`s only PADI 5 Star IDC, and Greece`s only TecRec Dive Center offering full-service scuba diving and snorkeling based on Kamari Beach, since 2005. We run daily dive excursions and offer all levels of PADI dive education, from Discover Scuba diving experiences to instructor courses and beyond.
Santorini Dive Center is the new trend on the island of Santorini. The new way to explore this unique volcanic island in the world of “underwater”! We have easy and quick access to all the great sites with our dive-boats from the Dive Station at Caldera Beach a small remote beach, below the cliffs of Akrotiri overlooking the Volcanoes.
A certified member of the IANTD and PADI, we follow the program of each organization to provide the best possible experience and education to participants. Our perennial experience in conjunction with reputable and qualified instructors from the early stages of training to technical education schools and mixed gas (nitrox - trimix) is a guarantee for our visitors.