Located roughly 2 km east of the village of Oia, Baxedes beach or Paradisosbeach (Greek for paradise!) is the closest one to IKIES. We would recommend this beach if you do not feel like going too far for a dip into the sea. During the peak season the beach is well maintained and sun beds and umbrellas are available to rent (photo taken in early May!).
There is also a very basic refreshment stand that sells soft drinks and cold beers. The beach itself is sandy with several patches of large pebbles. Getting into the sea can be tricky on days with a strong northern wind as there can be waves.
Please do ask us for directions to the beach and remember to take the beach bag and beach towels with you that are provided in your room at IKIES.