Vlychada beach is one of the largest beaches in Santorini and is located in the southern part of the island, around 11 km from Fira. It is one of the most beautiful and impressive beaches of Santorini, as the volcanic white rocks that surround it almost reach the sea and resemble a lunar landscape. At the same time, the impact of the sea and the air created over the years various designs and caves on the rocks, which complement the truly spectacular scenery of the beach. The beach starts from the homonymous settlement, where there is a small dock where fishing boats and yachts visit the area. The beach has black sand and dark pebbles with the sea deepening quite quickly. Furthermore, Vlychada beach has an organized section where you can find umbrellas and sunbeds for rent, but there is also available space to enjoy the sea on your own, especially if you head to the west end of the beach, which is more secluded and quiet.
From the small bar at the beach you can buy everything you need during your visit, while at the settlement there are plenty fish taverns to enjoy fresh seafood and traditional snacks after your swim. Regarding the access to the beach, it is easy and fast through the existing road network of the island. Particularly, from Fira you will take the road to Akrotiri and after a distance of about 10 km, you will turn towards Vlychada. Finally, there is no alternative way to reach the beach, such as by bus, unless you possess a private boat or yacht.
In other words, Vlychada beach is an isolated paradise for couples, groups and nudists who prefer the most remote parts of the beach. In addition, please note that in some parts of the beach mobile phones are out of signal, which is another sign of isolation from civilization.