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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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For easy access to the area's volcanic beaches and famed archaeological sites, book your stay just a short drive from Akrotiri. A string of affordable inns and small hotels surrounding this village provide air-conditioned rooms with views of Santorini's volcanic caldera. Travelers wishing to indulge themselves while on the island can explore Akrotiri's private villas, offering access to outdoor swimming pools and private terraces, ideal for hosting small parties and sunset dinners.
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  • It was hot, it was long, it was not worth the walk! Spectacular views from the sea. The beach is not red the rock behind it is so the name is misleading if you actually want red sand. It's a fairly st...  more »
  • It is really red :) nice spot to have a day on the beach, walking around and explore the other part of the city.  more »
  • The picture of the place is amazing, cause it goes from black to red to white. But the sea is full of seaweeds so swimming is not so good. Remember NOT TO WEAR FLIP-FLOP to go there as the short walk ...  more »