Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), Matala

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Relax in the dark reddish-brown sand that characterizes Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos), and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding area over the clear water. Note that this quiet, intimate area is primarily a nudist beach. There is limited shade, so bring a sun umbrella. Wear comfortable shoes, as the beach is a bit of a walk from the main road. Make Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) a part of your Matala vacation plans using our Matala trip planner.
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  • Red Beach is a beautiful place to spend time. You need a 30 min hike to get there and is remote. This summer there were 2 small beach bars where you can take a drink for refreshment. The beach is... 
    Red Beach is a beautiful place to spend time. You need a 30 min hike to get there and is remote. This summer there were 2 small beach bars where you can take a drink for refreshment. The beach is...  more »
  • So much raving about this beach, so I had to see it. First off, it’ll take you roughly an hour through steep mountains, so avoid flip-flops. When I finally arrived, the guy from the bar asked 8€ for....  more
    So much raving about this beach, so I had to see it. First off, it’ll take you roughly an hour through steep mountains, so avoid flip-flops. When I finally arrived, the guy from the bar asked 8€ for....  more »
  • best beach of crete reached after a 40min hike. So worth it that you definitely should not miss this gem with soft sand and clear water 
    best beach of crete reached after a 40min hike. So worth it that you definitely should not miss this gem with soft sand and clear water  more »
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  • Fun, soft and empty beach (early May) with a funky bar right next to it. Great 45 min hike to get there. Facing the ocean on the right side of the beach there are some really cool rock sculptures that are worth exploring
  • Definately worth it - a much better, clearer, and exotic beach comparing to the Matala one. Please take good shoes and start your journey around 7:00 a.m. - it gets freaking hot. Even hiking and view around worth it for sure ;)
  • Recently, the left part of the beach has been covered with stones and larger pebble, so now everyone is lying on the right part (that's mainly the FKK part) or right in front of the Giannis tavern in the middle. The water is still crystalline (sometimes there are waves and wind), with fine sand, and the entrance to the sea is gentle.
  • Amazing beach, just its long hike 35 minutes, but it's worth it,
  • Nice expirience. Beautiful beach! Beautiful sand! If you don't love hiiking don't go there. You need about 30 min to come and there is not another road to the beach. Be aware of the nudist, there is lot of them, but most of people are dressed. You can fin and sheep or few goats, take care of your staff in case they come to you. Not so windy, and sunset is really nice to see from the beach!

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