A holiday in Monolithos – perfect for families
.Monolithos is a quiet resort destination, on the southeast coast of the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. The town’s close proximity to the airport makes it an easy destination to reach, while Monolithos also enjoys the benefit of being significantly less crowded that some of the other Santorini resorts. This, combined with the clear, shallow waters of the bay, make holidays to Monolithos a popular option with families.
Beautiful beaches on a Monolithos Holiday
The beach at Monolithos features a beautiful stretch of grey-black sand, with some good facilities on offer – visitors can take advantage of sun loungers and parasols, as you unwind on the sand. You’ll also find a great selection of exciting water sports on offer in the area around Monolithos, with options for windsurfing, water skiing and diving. The beach can get a little busier during the peak summer months, but even then, a short walk down the coast to Kamari will allow you to escape the crowds.
You’ll also find good facilities for a number of other sports at Monolithos beach – these include a football pitch, a basketball court and a children’s play area. The trees at the back of the beach offer good shade from the sun, and open out onto a beautiful landscape beyond, which will be a great attraction for hikers.
Monolithos takes its name from two Greek words, which between them translate as ‘one rock’. This name comes from the solitary rocky outcrop that dominates the town’s skyline. It’s possible to visit this steep formation on a holiday to Monolithos, and at the top you’ll find the beautiful church of Agios Ioannis.
The town itself is well known for its cuisine, and no holiday to Monolithos would be complete with trying out some of the local seafood. The ‘Mario Grill’ is a great place to start – a traditional Greek style taverna, which combines delicious fresh food with a breathtaking view out over the bay. If you fancy mixing the peace and quiet of your holiday in Monolithos with a slightly more vibrant holiday, take a trip to the capital, Fira.
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A holiday to Monolithos is ideal for anyone in search of a relaxing beach break. While not large, the resort is welcoming and full of exciting attractions, as well as a good selection of taverns and fish restaurants! Not only that, but holidays to Monolithos tend to be a lot cheaper than staying in one of the larger resorts of the Greek Islands. Visit lastminute.com now, to book your holiday to Monolithos.