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cf_fraiser

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hey everyone, my friends and I would really love to visit the white beach. one of my coworkers said it was the best beach was ever been to. But there's no bathrooms or food… any advice on what to bring? I am used to beaches in Miami that are pretty much full service.
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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This is a GREAT question! I would say bring the following items (no particular order):

- Extra clothes
- Sunscreen
- Towels
- Water
- Snacks, Food and Cocktails (if that is your thing LOL)
- Speaker for music (again must for me!)

Hope this helps and have fun in Greece!
 

mastichas09

Active member
It's definitely a challenge, as a Greek I'm very used to secluded beaches or places with no bathrooms or cafés. What I usually do is bring a cooler with some food, some water and a few first aid items. Because the beach is only accessible by water taxi you won't have very many options in case something bad happens or someone gets injured or sick.
 
That's such good advice, mom and me would be panicking to go to such a secluded island but it's definitely worth it if you can prepare for the worst. Definitely don't expect people to have first aid stuff around you, or for there to be a lifeguard. Bring any medications that you may need and definitely take some food, some extra clothes. Bring only as many valuables that are necessary, or make sure you have someone watching your valuables while the others are in the water. There's many tourists, and you really can't trust everyone.
 

How do I avoid the crowds in Santorini (besides going in the off season)?

I might be asking a very stupid question here… But is there anyway to avoid the tourists in Santorini besides going in the off-season? My husband is a teacher, and we really only get summers off, so there isn't a chance for us to go to Santorini in May or September. If anyone has advice on how to avoid the crowds, and how to travel on the off beaten path, please reply to this thread! Thank you so much!

Yes, Santorini is as beautiful as they say

Today was my first day in Santorini and I must say I was astounded. I was worried that there was a lot of hype around the island, and that it might not be as nice as they say but I was wrong. It’s absolutely stunning. I believe that everyone should try and go in their lifetime.

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Where to explore the history of Santorini

Santorini has such a deep and rich history that definitely should be explored on your next trip to the island. The Ancient Byzantine Castle is one of the best places to start your exploration of the history of the island. The Byzantine Empire played one of the most influential roles in the culture in history of ancient Greece. The empire was led by Christian rulers, who spread the Greek orthodox religion throughout the country. You can also visit the Akrotiri Archaeological Site which shows ruins from the bronze age, dating back to 1600 BC. Safe travels!

You must visit the hot springs in Santorini

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Stunning Santorini wedding at Le Ciel Santorini

Santorini has become one of the most popular destinations for weddings for so many years now. This wedding is absolutely stunning and the view is what makes it! Le Ciel Santorini is one of the most luxurious hotels on the island, and is located in the northern part (not too far from Oia). It is a common destination for weddings and I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in getting married in Greece.

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