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.
Tours To Red Beach
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Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ, drinks, transfer BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 5 hours
Red Beach Reviews
This beach is permanently closed due to lifethreatening reoccuring landslides ,but lots of people ignore the warnings and enter the beach. Apart from the risk of beeing killed by falling rocks, the... more »
We took a tour in a minivan and went to the red beach, Black Beach and white beach. All beaches were beautiful and very different! 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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