The best picture for anyone who comes for the first time in Corfu is from the ship which, as if deliberately, comes in a slow pace to give you the opportunity to take a good look of the great medie
It is one of the most photographed beaches of the Mediterranean Sea and not without a cause; a huge dark red, vertically placed and solid piece of lava, the red spotted sand and the big rocks that have slumped to the sea, create a natural spectacle in the northern part of Santorini. The access is possible by car or by boat from Akrotiri and Perissa.
Built on a hill in the southwest of the island, the village of Akrotiri was in medieval times one of the castles of the island. The top of the village is dominated by the ruins of the Venetian castle with “Goulas” (Tower) at its centre.
In contrast to the dominance of the black on the island, here almost everything is white, from the pebbles (there are some gray exceptions..) to the impressive white rock in the background.
The main characteristic of this beach is the eerie, almost lunar landscape created by the white cliffs of pumice. Nudists prefer the part between the rocks and the end of the beach.
The lighthouse at the westernmost tip of the island, just 3 km from Akrotiri, was built in 1892 by a French company. During the Second World War it stayed extinguished and worked again in 1945.
It is a traditionally wine-making small village, famous for its vineyards. Three of the island’s main wineries - those of Boutari, Antoniou and Gavalas- are located here.