Before going to Santorini, it never really occurred to me that it will have numerous beaches to go to considering that it’s an island. All I really knew about it was the white-washed buildings with blue roof overlooking the sea. That picturesque scene is totally enigmatic that it somehow made me ignore the sea down below. So when we got there, I was quite surprised of the number of beaches that we can go to. One of which is Eros beach, the secret beach as what our hotel’s owner told us. Apparently though, someone leaked out that secret as it was packed with holidaymakers when we arrived there.
To be able to explore the island of Santorini better, I highly suggest for you to rent a car just like what we did. You’ve got to be a very experienced driver though as the roads are quite rough and steep. For most of the drives that we did, I was practically holding my breath as we pass by narrow roads with only a foot of soil between our car and the cliff. I’m afraid of heights, remember?
On our 4th day in Santorini, we went for a drive to Eros beach. The road towards the beach was mostly dirt road which made us doubt if my iphone’s GPS was guiding us to the correct direction. Well, it actually did – at the end of the road was a secluded paradise. Not really empty as what we expected it to be but it was still quite good. With the white cliff surrounding this little pebbly beach, it really creates a somewhat private atmosphere. That is if you are able to ignore all the people sunbathing around you.
The pebbled beach was black, very common in Santorini due to the volcanic activity around the area thousands of years ago. The sea was cold and refreshing, I had a bad headache when we arrived so I dove straight to the sea. The sea, as well know, cures everything so I felt better instantly.
The beach was very organized with beach umbrellas and a small bar to serve you drinks and snacks. Sadly, as we were unable to find an umbrella we had to go after about an hour. The boyfriend can’t stand direct sunlight. Ironic, as he’s Greek. I’d probably vote this as the best beach in Santorini though.