Karterados is a peaceful scenic village in the heart of Santorini
Karterados lies almost at the centre of Santorini, approximately 2 km from Fira. It is a village dating back to the 17th century and in the 19th century was a glorious, prosperous settlement where sea captains built their stately homes. It overlooks a large green valley with vineyards and the east shores of the island.
Stay in Karterados nearby to the famous place Fira
Its main road leads to Karterados or Exo Gialos beach, a remote beach with black volcanic pebbles and dark blue, crystal-clear waters. Today Karterados is a peaceful, scenic village with interesting architecture. Walking along its quaint, paved alleys you see the traditional, old cave houses built beside a ravine.
At the central square there is a beautiful windmill and a memorial plaque for the victims of World War II. There are also some nice restaurants, cafes, a supermarket and a traditional bakery with truly mouth-watering products. Accommodation choices are plenty, with a variety of villas for rent, hotels and apartments.