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The impressive chimneys you will notice as you enter the fishermen’s village, belong to Nomikos tomato-processing plant. This small factory, along with others, such as knitting factories and wineries, operated on the island during the late 19th and the early 20th century.
The white volcanic rocks of Vlyhada have amazing shapes and they are really impressive. They have been created in the course of centuries by rain and wind. The beach has dark thin sand and small pebbles, a few sun beds, umbrellas, a canteen, a beach bar. It’s really long, so there is room for everyone and it rarely looks crowded. Bare in mind that during the summer it can get quite windy, so ask the locals before you go. Above the small port there are a few taverns.

How to get there

Reach Vlychada beach by public bus or by car.

From Fira to Vlychada beach: 10.3km

From Kamari to Vlychada beach: 11.6km

From Oia to Vlychada beach: 21.4km

Vlychada Beach in Santorini