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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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  • Very nice beach visually speaking but overly full mostly of Italians. We therefore recommend taking the ferry and move into the black sea beach windy and a bit more with dirty but where at least one has one's living space. Surreal spectacle when the approaches on foot via the requested path, a little tricky if you're in slippers. One of a kind.
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  • After walking 05 minutes we access this famous Cove of red sand with the blue sea is really worth the glance can swim season on.
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  • Well the beach is actually permanently closed due to collapsing cliffs but that doesn't stop people obviously. My husband and I walked to Red Beach and it was stunning on approach and the red sand loo...  more »