Getting to Amoudi Bay
Having hiked to Oia from Imerovigli, we knew once in Oia we wanted to visit Amoudi Bay. Amoudi Bay is located below the city of Oia. You can either walk the 250 plus steps down and back up, drive or taxi there, or take a donkey down and/or up the 250 plus steps.
The Trek Down to Amoudi Bay
We choose to take the steps during the day on our first trip to Amoudi Bay. This was an amazing way to see the caldera. We found the steps by the fortress and they were pretty straight forward and easy to find. What I loved was how scenic it was climbing down the steps to the bay. You get unique views of the fortress and windmills.
When you arrive at Amoudi Bay, you will find tavernas and a dock. You can also walk through the Amoudi Sunset Taverna, up a cliff and to the other side and enjoy a swim and cliff jump. We choose not to do this as we had already had a big day.
The red cliffs behind the bay, along with the white buildings of Oia above, make for a dramatic backdrop.
Sunset Amoudi Taverna
It was hot on our way down so we had drinks and a bite to eat at Sunset Amoudi Taverna, which is located right along the bay. It was fun seeing the boats come in and out of the busy bay. We enjoyed some Saganaki and drinks and just relaxed before heading back up the steps. Before leaving we made reservations for the next evening to watch the sunset from the upper deck of the restaurant.
Returning Up the Steps
The 250 plus steps back up were really not that bad, other than the heat. Shortly after you start up there are a couple of guys who will rent you a donkey to carry you up, if you desire. We choose to walk. The steps themselves were easy to navigate and there were a couple of places to sit on the way up. We took it slow and were pretty proud of ourselves when we found we were back on top of the caldera.
Sunset at Amoudi Bay
The next evening we took a taxi to Amoudi Bay from our hotel in Imerovigli. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and great food from the upper deck at Sunset Amoudi Taverna. Unfortunately, I was so into the sunset, I forgot to take photos of our food! Regardless, I did get pictures of the sunset so that was a win!!
All in all, Amoudi Bay was charming and I would consider it a must do in Santorini!
Where We Stayed
We Stayed at Astra Suites while in Santorini both this year and last. Astra Suites is the perfect location and is right in front of the Rock of Skaros. The sunsets here are beautiful and I believe the best on the island! The staff are beyond accommodating and are very helpful. The accommodations are comfortable and relaxing. The infinity pool is peaceful and the views are priceless. Plus they have the most wonderful restaurant for watching the sunset at with fantastic service and wonderful food. Click here to book a room at Astra Suites.
True Trips, Greece. A big part of planning is done for us! Both times we traveled to Greece, we let True Greece plan much of our trip! They will plan as much or as little as you want, and they really listen to what you want to do. We had them plan our lodging along with our transfers to and from airports and ferry ports. They pick us up and take us to the lodgings. You can have them plan your tours too. The tours we did last year were awesome! As a matter of fact, they are from Greece. They know the ins and outs that we would never know. This is invaluable, as it assures for a smooth trip. In other words, I 100% recommend True Greece. They are experts and they work hard to plan with you!
Check them out on this link for more info https://www.truegreece.com
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Click on these links for more Santorini Posts from last year.
Great Places to Eat in Santorini, September, 2019
Santorini in a Dune Buggy, September, 2019
The Path to Oia, Santorini, September, 2019
Hike From Imerovigli to Fira, September, 2019
3 Days in Santorini, October, 2018
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43 thoughts on “Amoudi Bay in Santorini”
Gorgeous photos as usual!
Thank you very much!!!
I second that!
Love this!!!!!!!!! Great share!!!!!!
Thank you! It is a great place to go!
That octopus photo is so.damn.good!
Thank you! I wanted to get it head on but the light didn’t let me.
I miss santorini
I do too!
You find some of the coolest places on the planet – and your photos are so enticing. My bucket list gets longer and longer!
Thanks!!! I research an area for out of the way places before I travel and we ask the locals!!
Congratulations, Gen-X, for the wonderful presentation. Wonderful, dear, as always. Thank you.
Ps : I have memories, wonderful memories from this place. Who hasn’t, though ? Who hasn’t ? Take care, and thank you for once again.
I’m glad you like my post and it brought you wonderful memories! It is a very special place and Steve and I just loved it!!!
Great photos as always and I love the sunset ones, looks lovely. That walk down sounded like fun but not sure about the return up although you did the right thing about taking your time. Don’t think I’d like to go on a donkey really.
Thanks! The walk up wasn’t really that bad. I have never rode on a donkey and it’s been years since I’ve been on a horse! I feel better on my own two feet!!
Me too. I always think that they know I’m nervous and that I have absolutely no control.
Lol! I agree!!
Great post – lovely photos!
Wow, so many beautiful photos, sounds like you had a great time visiting Santorini! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to your next post! Aiva
Thank you, Aiva! We had a blast! Santorini is beyond wonderful!
Looks like a very nice place to visit!!!
It was charming and a lot of fun!
great photos, looks like a wonderful place to visit. I would have been counting the number of steps I ascended with each step!
I think it was 270 but wasn’t sure enough to state that so I stated 250 plus!! Regardless it was a lot!! Thanks for the comment!!
I’m sure it made the food taste better and the views more breathtaking!
It certainly did!
Hi Genx, this looks like a fun blog. What a beautiful place, I’d love to go. Can yo tel me more about the octopus picture?
Thank you! My understanding is they catch the octopus, hang it to dry in full sun for a day then cook it up as people order. I do not eat seafood so I did not eat any. From what I understood I believe they cook it over hot coals but I’m not 100% sure on that!!
I love seafood, but octopus seems a little extreme. Have a good day.
Same to you!!
Looks very idyllic. And those sunset pictures, wow. I need to come here.
It is a paradise!!! Thanks for commenting!
What wonderful pictures & recollections! I like that there’s such nice wide steps, and w/places to stop, it’s amazing how helpful that is, lol! Your blue & red wine/sunset shots are beautiful, and the windmill top of the hill with its spoke white against the blue sky is amazing! Can easily see why ya’ll’d return for a 2nd stay there, wonderful! 😊
Thank you! We loved Greece and Santorini is definitely a gem!!!
Our oldest girl wants to go to Greece & I can clearly see why! 😊
I don’t blame her!!
Ahhhahaha, yes! ❤️
Wow, some of these photos are fabulous!
Thank you!! It is a very photogenic place!!!
Lovely read and beautiful photos again – what a fantastic trip you had! x
Thank you! We really did have a great trip!