Kamari is a seaside village, situated on the southeastern coast of Santorini, at the north foot of Mesa Vouno mountain, a few kilometers away from the capital. You can access it without difficulty by bus, taxi or rental car. Its name comes from a small arch, which was part of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to Poseidon, standing on the south end of the beach.
The village has modern infrastructure with a plethora of amenities and holds the airport of Santorini. There is a long promenade for a pleasant stroll overflowing with shops, restaurants, taverns and cafe-bars where you can relax and enjoy the sea breeze. You also have the chance to listen to traditional Greek live music. What is more, the only cinemas of the island are in Kamari, one of them a charming open-air cinema surrounded by trees.
The main attraction is the Kamari beach, the most popular of the island that has been awarded the Blue Flag. It is clean and well-organized with deck chairs, umbrellas and lifeguards. It is miles long, lying under the captivating mountain, owning crystal clear waters and uncommon black sand and pebbles. Without a doubt it creates an awesome sight. There is a scuba diving school for lessons and snorkeling and you can try a variety of water sports, too.
On the top of Mesa Vouno lies an important part of the history. The archaeological site of Ancient Thera is a momentous landmark of Santorini where the temples, ancient cemeteries, buildings and the theater will awe you, along with the fascinating view.
On the way to Kamari, in Vothonas village, is the Wine Museum that exhibits wine machinery and tools and unfolds the history and the process of wine making. Along with that, you can make a visit to one of the greatest wineries which offers tours to the facilities and, chiefly, a palatable experience.
As far as accommodation is concerned, there are a great number of five-star hotels and less expensive studios and rooms to let that can please every taste and budget.