Katharos is a small beach with black pebbles situated in between rocks and cliffs, located close to Oia village.
It is not organised and thus relatively quiet, although it is becoming more known year after year. Above the beach there is a lounge bar, “Katharos Lounge”, serving cocktails and light meals with a sea view. It is a very nice place to watch the sunset while listening to lounge music.
In order to access the beach by car, follow the road to Ammoudi from Oia. You will have to park on the parking place at the end of the concrete road above the beach and follow a short path on foot for approximately 5 minutes. If you like walking, it will take you about 20 minutes to walk to the beach from Oia.