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Mesa Pigadia Beach, Santorini

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Santorini's hidden gem, the secluded Mesa Pigadia Beach is surrounded by white cliffs, with pebbled sand and large rocks strewn along the shore. As you walk along the rocky coastline, you can see colorful houses built into the hills, some of which are used for storing fishermen's boats during the winter. One of the caves in the rocks leads to another small beach on the other side of the hills. Enjoy the shimmering blue water and the sound of crashing waves, or sample the delicious fresh foods in the family-run tavern. Plan your visit to Mesa Pigadia Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Akrotiri tour planner.
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  • The beach, in the closing days of the bar that runs deckchairs and umbrellas, is occupied (probably illegally) by the old man who helps people to get off the boat. As soon as you sit on the couch, a L...  more »
  • I came to this beach on a scooter, after a dirt road friendly. Crystal clear water, caves at the end of the beach and two structures: the first right at the descent, with a very simple and not very refined and an old man who rent chairs and umbrellas. The second was closed and there is an abusive, with minor daughter that you're slurring some words in English, which rent sun beds and umbrellas are not his, but that seems to be seized. Some bather, annoyed, justifiably not paid him. Judge for yourself, I'm pretty good Neapolitan annoyed at finding me the squatters while on vacation, so I'll point out.
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  • I think it's the prettiest Red beach and white beach. We arrived by boat from red beach and the sea was very nice, but you can get even with the scouter.
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Where to stay in Akrotiri

For easy access to the area's volcanic beaches and famed archaeological sites, book your stay just a short drive from Akrotiri. A string of affordable inns and small hotels surrounding this village provide air-conditioned rooms with views of Santorini's volcanic caldera. Travelers wishing to indulge themselves while on the island can explore Akrotiri's private villas, offering access to outdoor swimming pools and private terraces, ideal for hosting small parties and sunset dinners.
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