Monolithos Beach

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The fine sandy beach of Santorini

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Monolithos beach or also known as Monolithos, in Santorini, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty. With dark sand and crystal clear water, this beach is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. It is an ideal destination for children and families thanks to its large size and fine sand.

Monolithos Beach is one of the best beaches of Santorini, it has lifeguards on duty, showers, a soccer field, volleyball courts, basketball and a nice playground for children.

It also has a beach bar and umbrellas and sun loungers available for rent, making it perfect for a day at the beach with amenities.

Monolithos beach is easily accessible by car or bus from Fira town center and is a popular stop on island tours. For those interested in water activities, options such as diving and snorkeling are available at the beach.

How to get to Monolithos beach

The most common way to get to Monolitos beach is by car or motorcycle. There are several car and motorcycle rental companies on the island, so it is easy to rent one and drive to the beach.

You can also get to Monolitos beach by bus. The island has a public transport network connecting the main towns and beaches. Bus tickets are inexpensive, but schedules can be irregular and buses are often crowded with tourists.

For more detailed information about transportation on the island visit how to get around Santorini.

Where is Monolithos Beach

Monolithos beach is located on the southwest coast, near the airport and Kamari beach. It is about 20-30 minutes drive from the city center of Fira, which is the capital of the island.

The beach is accessible by car or bus from various points on the island and is a popular place for visitors looking for a quiet and secluded beach to enjoy the sun and sea.

Map of Monolithos beach

Where to sleep near Monolithos

Monolithos Beach is the perfect place for couples looking for a little more salsa and nightlife on their vacation.

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Frequently asked questions about Monolithos beach

The trip from Thira to Monolithos takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes by car.

Yes, equipment rental services are available at Monolithos Beach, including surfboards, bicycles and fishing equipment.

Yes, there are regular buses from Thira to Monolithos. It is also possible to rent a car or hire a bus or boat tour to reach the beach.

Yes, Monolithos beach is suitable for small children, as the water is shallow.

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