Top Things to do in Santorini - Part 2, the Secret Santorini Beach

Secret Santorini Beach, also known as Ammoudi Beach

After hiking, we went to the "Secret Santorini Beach" near Oia. The path to the secret beach starts by finding the winding trail that goes down to Ammoudi Port.

View of Oia from the top of the stairs

You will want to wear some sturdy footwear, at least some sandals. You'll have to wander through some donkey doo-doo and also wonder why you're following my advice, but once you get to the bottom of the trail, you'll be happy you listened.

Watch out for the donkey doo-doo!

When going down the trail, make sure to take your time and take some pictures, as it's quite a long way down. Also try not to breath through your nose.

If you're winded at the bottom, make sure to stop by one of the local restaurants on the port. However, if you're impatient like myself, head left after exiting the stairs and go past the seaside restaurants.

View once you reach the bottom

The trail here is rocky and the rocks are jagged, but as long as you take your time to cross the path, you'll be fine.

Finally, you'll have arrived at the "Secret Beach". Most likely, others will have read my blog post and have found this beach. However, there is plenty of space for everyone to have their own space to sunbathe, snorkel, swim, or even jump off the cliff!

The water did not move fast at all, and was pretty calm. I had no difficulties swimming in the water. However, if you do not know how to swim, please be careful!

The view of the “private” Ammoudi Beach

A closer look at the rock at Ammoudi Beach. On the left side, there is a ledge that you could jump off.

View of Oia from the bottom. Time to climb the stairs back

After hanging out and lounging around, it's time to walk back up to town. Like before, play frogger with the donkey doo-doo and take plenty of pictures while going up the stairs. There are plenty of spots for you to rest and take a breather. If you've timed this just right, by the time you've reached the top of the stairs, you'll be greeted by the sunset crowd and be able to join another gorgeous sunset!

View of the bay from about halfway up the stairs

Getting ready for the sunset at Oia