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Red Beach, Akrotiri
(2.1/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
Famous for its red rock formations, Red Beach sits just steps from the site of an ancient Minoan settlement destroyed by a volcanic eruption and buried in ash around 1627 BCE. Blue waters lapping this beach create a striking contrast with the all-red landscape of the surrounding steep cliffs, which offer unobstructed views of the sea and the curving coastline. The small beach attracts hundreds of visitors each day, creating a lively resort atmosphere well into the evening hours. Two small cafes, cut into the volcanic cliffs just a short walk from the beach, offer cold drinks and light snacks. For Red Beach and beyond, use our Akrotiri itinerary builder to get the most from your Akrotiri vacation.
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  • Beautiful when you look at the top. very colorful, produces excellent pictures. Go truth will be difficult trail because this beach is officially closed from visiting. But I don't like the beach. Very crowded, uncomfortable pebbles, constantly scurrying about boats and yell at the people on the boat, loudspeakers that would attract tourists to cruises on other colored beaches.
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  • The best beach of the island, small stones and crystal clear waters, ideal for the day, is the beach more popular on the island, and is quite busy.
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  • Located on the Southern tip of Santorini and remote.This was our first stop exploring the island.There were hardly any people.The access to the beach is not well paved.You will have to walk about 10 m...  more »