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
Has to be known. In this special summer of 2020, it is fantastic to discover such blue waters and very impressive natural surroundings. It is certainly one of most emotional moments in Santorini more »
We went to this beach in the evening when the crowds were dying down and the view of the rocks was amazing, it's a little dangerous though because of falling rocks but people don't seem to care. more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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