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. Add Red Beach and other attractions to your Akrotiri trip itinerary using our Akrotiri trip planner.
Tours to Red Beach
$153 BOOK WITH VIATOR Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks
Duration: 5 hours
$110 BOOK WITH VIATOR Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and Drinks
Duration: 5 hours
Red Beach reviews
Worth a visit as it is indeed an amazing landscape, very Martian-style :) . Not the best beach and very crowded when we went, but despite its narrowness and not so comfy sand it is fine for a quick... more »
We came here at the end of a stormy day in October. The sun was out and we wanted to take a swim. Having parked by the church at the end of the road we started walking around the headland across a... more »
Took the bus from Perissa here, and walked over and down to the beach instead of taking the boat transportation. The beach area itself is small and not that amazing, but the massive red cliff... more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
Unique beach surrounded by Red hills. Beach itself is pretty small and busy.
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