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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful setting, but not a bit of air on the beach, to do in the morning or late afternoon, but to do!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Redbeach is a beautiful beach, unlike the appearance it is very easy to access, the beach is small but you will always find a small place! To see your trip!
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  • August 17, 2017
    And perhaps one of the unique Santorini beaches worth seeing! Completely red and with crystal clear sea. To reach it you have to do a piece on foot among the rocks, but it's a safe passage for people of any age. Accessible by boat but worth the walk and enjoy the beautiful view!
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Where to stay in Akrotiri

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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