Kamari beach it's a summer resort in Santorini. So if you are looking for
Summer resort then Kamari beach is the place for you. The black sandy beach, at
least two kilometres in length, is the main attraction of
Kamari. On the beachfront you will find hotels, restaurants,
bars, discos and shops to please all tastes and budgets. The
town is connected with frequent bus service from Fira.
Kamari speaks perfect English, German and Swedish and has
never abandoned its Northern European habits.
The package tourist finds a whole little world here, ready
to meet his every need In fact as ridiculous as it may seem,
he may even go home without even having laid eyes on the
Caldera. The shore road has recently been closed to traffic,
making Kamari more people friendly. There are also travel
and rent-a-car facilities available for further exploration
of the area. Completely rebuilt after the 1956 earthquake,
Kamari was the most important strategic point on the island
after the decline of Acrotiri in ancient times. Not far from
the village is the archaeological site of Ancient Thira.
A number of better restaurants have opened as well,
abandoning the "a little of every - thing" approach. What
brings all Santorini to down to Kamari, however, is its
outdoor cinema - the only one on the island, and with a
lovely, friendly atmosphere. This is where the Jazz Festival
takes place every year.
Also interesting in Kamari is the church of Panaghia
Episkopi which was built in 1100. The best time to visit the
church is on August 15th during the feast of the Virgin Mary
when the church celebrates with a large festival. You are
invited to join in on the marry making with plenty of food,
dancing and singing taking place. If you are around on
September 24th the church Panaghia Myrtidiotissa celebrates
with festival where again the tourists are invited dine and
wine with the inhabitants.
Unlike other beach resorts, Kamari is inhabited year round.
It was designed and created to house the villagers of Messa
Gonia, who lost their houses in the 1956 earthquake. Along
the shore, in addition to the hotels and there are also
shops, bakeries supermarkets, ATMs and a medical centre