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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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  • It is one of the most renowned beaches of santorini and worth visiting it should be down a gravel road so que.gebte.mayor and with babies to refrain... You can see well from above and is reachable by public transport
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  • Like Beach a says and more. It is strange but the color of the land that surrounds it. It is strange for foreigners running to see her, but the Greeks do not think considered attraction!
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  • During our holiday in Santorini we visited some beaches, including one called red beach, red beach. The scenery is very impressive, the Red Rock contrasts with the colour of the water. The place is quite touristed and therefore quite crowded. Worth a visit.
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