May 26, 2016

The colourful beaches of Santorini

Images of Greece with splendid golden beaches and stunning turquoise waters have featured for decades in world press and electronic media. But you may have observed that Santorini is the original exception: here the beaches are black (primarily) or red and white!
The colour of the black beaches (such as Kamari, Perissa and Perivolos) is obviously due to the volcano. The lava which covered the island resulted in the island's beach colour. The black sand can be scorching hot in summer and somehow darkens the clear waters, but because of the weight, it does not stick to the body as the golden sand does!

The Red and White beach are equally impressive, since they were also created by the volcano. Enjoy your swim!