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Red Beach, Akrotiri

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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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  • The bright red volcanic cliffs at red beach are amazing. A very unique view. You need good footwear on to walk around the rocks to the beach. Obviously at some point there were a couple of cafes right...  more »
  • Easy access but not so easy to park around... prefer go there with bike. Not by car. Also keep in mind that you have to walk (hmmmm...almost climb) for 10 minutes! There is a canteen before the beach....  more »
  • A beautiful wild and untouched Beach which can be reached on foot after a path between paths, rocks from Leapfrog and slopes to get off proceeds on the mountainside by Red pigments!! Recommend comfortable shoes to reach it. Very quaint!
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