Ammoudi Bay

Bahía de Ammoudi

Ammoudi Bay in Santorini

Ammoudi, a paradise of crystal clear waters and delicious seafood restaurants

Recomended: Private Kayak Tour to the Sea Caves with Snorkeling and Picnic

Ammoudi Bay is a stunning place on the island of Santorini, where you can enjoy romantic lunches and dinners overlooking the sea.

With crystal clear waters and a beautiful landscape of mountains, this bay is one of the most popular beaches on the island, it is bordered by exquisite seafood restaurants. From Ammoudi Bay, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the volcano.

This bay is known for its vibrant food scene, with numerous restaurants and taverns offering typical island dishes and fresh seafood.

Ammoudi Bay is a mandatory stop for travelers looking for an authentic experience in Santorini and enjoy its activities.

Where is Ammoudi Bay

This beautiful bay is located in the southern part of the island of Santorini and located just below the town of Oía, in the port of Ammoudi and is perfect for taking your snorkeling equipment and contemplating the seabed, there is also a cliff of about 7 meters high where the bravest can jump and enjoy the rich sea.

How to get to Ammoudi Bay

There are several ways to reach Ammoudi:

Go to Ammoudi Bay walking

From Oia town, follow the main street east until you reach the end of the street.

On the main street, turn right and follow the path down to Ammoudi Bay.

Continue down the path, which is a cobbled path, to the beach there are approximately 250 steps, which you will descend while observing incredible views of the Aegean Sea.

You will arrive at the path that borders the bay, and after the last restaurant there will be a path that leads to an incredible place where there are crystal clear waters and you can enjoy a delicious bath in the sea.

Go to Ammoudi by car

From Oia town, follow the main road to the east.
Continue on the road until you come to a sign indicating Ammoudi Bay.
Turn right at the sign and follow the access road to the bay.
Go to the end of the road and you can park your car in the parking lot.

Go to Ammoudi by boat

Book a boat tour: Many companies offer boat tours that include a visit to Ammoudi Bay. Book this amazing sunset cruise overlooking Ammoudi Bay.

Rent a private boat: If you prefer a more private experience, you can rent a private boat without a license and sail to the beautiful Ammoudi Bay and discover the landscapes that surround you. Rent a private boat with a license for free

Go to Ammoudi by private transfer

You can take a private transfer from any part of Santorini or preferably from Oia to the bay.

Dining in Ammoudi Bay

Dining in Ammoudi Bay at night is a magical Santorini experience. The bay is surrounded by picturesque fishermen’s houses and traditional taverns, serving delicious fresh seafood dishes.

Arriving at Ammoudi Bay, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the cliffs of Oia illuminated by the night lights. Then, you can choose one of the traditional taverns in the bay to enjoy an authentic dinner. Most of the restaurants in Ammoudi Bay offer a wide variety of fresh seafood such as calamari, lobster, octopus and shrimp.

After dinner, you can enjoy a walk enjoying the cool sea breeze under the stars.

Where to sleep near Ammoudi Bay

Ammoudi Bay is an amazing place to spend your vacation and with an excellent location on the island. Near the bay is Oia, from here you can see the beautiful sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ammoudi Bay

It can be reached by walking 200 steps from the center of Oia or by taxi from your hotel or restaurant in a 5-minute ride.

The time it takes to walk to Ammoudi Bay from Oia depends on each person’s walking pace, but in general, the walk is estimated to take about 15-20 minutes.

The price of a taxi from Oia to Ammoudi Bay is usually €10 with a fixed price. However, it is possible that prices may vary depending on the season and the availability of taxis at that time.

If a Free Parking, with a short way to the restaurants. The road is narrow and crowded with vehicles ferrying passengers to dinner and boat tours, and it can be hectic during rush hour.

In Ammoudi Bay, seafood restaurant services, boat excursions, and possibly umbrella and sun lounger rental services are available.

Better first thing in the morning, you will see everything without people, beautiful fishermen’s houses with boats coming and going, beautiful landscape with the morning light. You can park nearby, on the western coastal road of the island.

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The best activities in ammoudi bay

To have fun in Ammoudi Bay we recommend the following activities and excursions: