Exploring Ammoudi Bay in Santorini

Ammoudi Bay, Santorini


Santorini, Greece

Ammoudi Bay

When you think of Santorini, most people will only ever imagine Oia, with its picturesque white town hanging off the caldera. But have you heard of the small port of Oia, Ammoudi, 300 steps below? It’s where small boats can take you to the opposite island of Thirassia, but mostly it is known for it’s charming seafood restaurants that sit right on the water and incredible cliff jumping spots!

After first discovering about this little port through Pinterest, I was pretty determined to find it at some point during our visit to Santorini. So on our third day, we rented an ATV and rode along the streets of Oia. It wasn’t at all difficult to find as there are signs everywhere that lead you down, you just have to keep your eyes peeled. My best tip is to avoid driving there by car and rent an ATV because parking is pretty chaotic.

It actually turned out to be the best day of our trip. We arrived at the port, and walked through all the restaurants along the water, and around the rock to find the most BEAUTIFUL swimming spots I’ve ever seen. There are no signs, so you just have to trust the weathered path to lead you there. But I promise it’s worth it. A thousand times over.

Although the cliff jumping was a little too out of my comfort zone that day (I can’t swim so there’s a 99.9% chance I would drown given my treading skills don’t save me), my boyfriend Daniel jumped, twice, and couldn’t recommend it enough!

If you’re heading to Santorini, don’t leave without exploring Ammoudi Bay for yourself. I’m already dreaming of going back!

Ammoudi Bay, Santorini
Ammoudi Bay, Santorini

After having a dip in the rock pools nearby and relaxing on the rocks, we made our way back to the main port where all the seafood restaurants were. We ordered a Greek salad (mandatory at every meal in Greece, right?) and a seafood marinara from Dimitris, which just so happened to be the best seafood I’ve ever had in my life. Those of you who have me on snapchat might have saw it, I mean, I only took about 930274 snaps.

I’ve also heard it’s also a great spot for a sunset dinner so there’s no doubt I’ll be checking that out next time I’m on the island. It’s a completely different vibe to Oia but it’s refreshing and warmly welcomed, especially if you want to escape some of the chaos!

Ammoudi Bay, Santorini
Ammoudi Bay Santorini



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  • Wow it looks beautiful!

    Kelsey | Her Daily Glow


    • It is SO gorgeous!! xx

  • Santorini is a place that’s right at the top of my bucket list and I’ve recently seen that people only recommend a few days here because it is like a city break and once you see the town well a lot of people say that’s it but cliff jumping sounds right up my street and I’d love to find this spot if I ever go so I am definitely saving this post, thank you lovely :) I love finding new places to visit and explore

    • We spent 4 days and it was the perfect amount – a few days is all you need :) I hope you get to visit soon!! It’s the most beautiful place xx

    • It is indeed :) thanks for reading Millie! xx

  • Absolutely amazing photos, I seriously cannot wait to visit one day, I’ve never seen a bad picture of Santorini in my life! Great post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Thank you so much! I don’t actually think it’s possible to take a bad photo there haha, it’s beautiful xx

  • Ahh pics look great! I stayed in Crete recently and there were day trips running to Santorini but we ran out of time.

    Greece is such a beautiful country!

    – Lubna | The Digital Review

    • Thank you Lubna :) Ooh I’m shattered I didn’t get to visit Crete – did you like it? xx

  • Love your pics. Looks fun.

    • Thank you so much! That it was :) xx

  • Ammoundi Bay looks amazing, I love these rocky landscapes – makes a change from the traditional white and blue background! I feel like Greece is all over at the moment, I need to go there next year :D

    Julia x
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    • It is, isn’t it?! I feel like everyone is in Greece this summer! you definitely do :) xx

  • Stunning pics! Greece has been on my travel bucket list since forever! It’s sooo pretty!

    • Thank youuuu! It’s SO gorgeous, you must visit one day :) xx

  • Wow, your photos are amazing! I’d absolutely love to go to Santorini!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    • Thank you so much Rachael! Hope you get to visit soon :) xx

  • wow this place look awesome, I would make sure to be it on my to do list !! Thank’s for the tip !

    • Yayyy, it’s so much fun! xx

  • Wow what a beautiful place and all the pictures are very nice. Your outfit is looking awesome. https://my.paylesser.com/coupons

    • Thanks so much Maria! :) xx

  • Such a gorgeous place. I loveee your outfit choice as well, it looks so summery and casual! x


    • Aw thank you sooo much! It is a very gorgeous place indeed :) xx

  • I really want to go back to Greece this year after visiting last year, such a stunning place and everything looks incredible <3 miss it so much! x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture + Giveaway

    • There’s always next year too!! :) Greece is just incredible isn’t it?! <3

  • Gorgeous photos! I really want to go to Santorini <3

    Diana | thechicdiary.com

    • Thank you so much Diana! I hope you get to visit sometime soon <3

  • Santorini has been on my bucket list for so long and I love finding out all the lesser known places to go and things to see. Thanks for sharing sweet girl! xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • It’s the most beautiful place!! Thanks so much for reading lovely xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful island… not so famous for its beaches though ;)
    I do prefer Paros, Naxos, Serifos or Mykonos for swimming!


    • No definitely not! Ammoudi Bay isn’t a beach though, it’s filled with rock pools and cliff jumping spots :) I desperately want to see Paros! xx

  • Wow it looks like such a beautiful place – Santorini is definitely on my travel wish list :)

    Jasmine xx

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    • I hope you get to visit soon!! Thanks so much for reading Jasmine <3

  • My Country by the Greeks

    Picturesque island and Ammoudi is so peaceful . Next time visit Folegandros, is like the thumbnail of Santorini.

    • We drove past Folegandros but didn’t get to stop :( it looked SO beautiful – definitely a sight for next time :) xx