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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Red Beach Reviews
Located a short distance from Ancient Akrotiri this beach sits at the base of a large red bluff. When we visited on Dec 10, there was one other person on the beach and no services were available. As..... more »
Very rocky beach. Cold water. VERY dangerous terrain trying to get in... no restaurants. Good place to watch the sunset Ill admit. I would not have been sad if I missed out on this beach. It also had.... more »
Unique beach surrounded by Red hills. Beach itself is pretty small and busy.
Came for the view. It was nice to see. Nothing too spectacular though. Part of the standard tourist flow
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