Red Beach, Akrotiri

3.0
#1 of 8 in Outdoors in Akrotiri
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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  • 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 »
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  • 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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