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Santorini - Kamari Beach

 

Kamari Village is six kilometres from Thira.The town is connected with frequent bus service from Fira. It is low-key resort caters for northern European families on package deals. The two kilometre-long beach of black volcanic sand has sun beds and umbrellas for hire, water sports facilities, and a Blue Flag for cleanliness. Behind the beach stand concrete hotels and villas, tavernas and bars.The package tourist finds a whole little world here, ready to meet his every need.

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. 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.

KAMARI BEACH HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATION

Aegean Plaza Hotel  €73 - €220

Imperial Med  €90 - €420

Kastelli Resort €120 - €370

 

Acqua Vatos   €55 - €200

Tamarix Del Mar  €130 - €380

Boathouse Hotel €50 - €170

 

Epavlis Hotel   €75 - €190

28 Boutique Hotel  €110 - €195

Black Sand  €55 - €200

 

Thalassa Sea Side €80 - €280

Astro Hotel  €60 - €150

Kamari Beach Hotel€ 70 - €220

 

Alesahne Hotel  €80 - €200

Matina Hotel  €58 - €192