Forget the blue domes, forget the volcano! Santorini has a very unique landscape, Vlychada!
Vlychada is an area in the south of the island, passed Megalochori and further down the Red Beach, on the way to Perissa.
It is famous for its peaceful beach and for the Tomato Industrial Museum (and for the foodies, it’s also well known for the fish tavern Psaraki).
When I feel a bit tired of all the buzz and my eyes seek after something diverse, I head off to Vlychada.
I love this road, I sense that I am somewhere else, it’s my little getaway.
My favourite is driving down the off-road to Eros Beach. At that point, to me is like being on the moon.
I am surrounded by these incredible cliffs naturally carved by the wind, the volcano and the sea.
If I were a sculptor, this uncommon landscape would be a great inspiration for my work!
What an artist is nature!
Plant spotting is the thing while driving, guessing how many curves left to the beach.
Because this is where the road ends, on Eros Beach, which is part of Vlychada Beach.
Dark sand and pebbles on the waterfront, impressive cliffs on the back.
I always recommend visiting Vlychada as it’s a place full of peaceful energy.
I only went down once in the night and it was an unforgettable experience: the full moon lighted the cliffs in the darkness, WOW!
When in Santorini you should put this spot on your map (or on my map, download it here!) and discover a less touristic beach but not less fascinating.
©Nicoletta Barbata/One Quarter Greek
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