Red Beach, Akrotiri

3.0
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Beach · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Nice beach but nobody is telling you that with the car it's very hard to get to the beach, I left my car on the up hill because was a very bad road to drive on and I walked about 850 meters down...  more »
  • Santorini is not the best place for staying on the beach. Red Beach is not an exception. To access the beach you drive quite dangerously - you should be a good driver and have a good car to go up...  more »
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  • From another planet! Must visit and swim!
  • I am so happy that we went to this unique beach

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