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Red Beach, Akrotiri

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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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  • Red Beach is really different from most other beaches as it has such bright colors. You need to hike a few minutes to get there, but it definitely worth it. You can snap some amazing photos once...  more »
  • It is not a beach it is a mountain hike, then when we got there the beach is covered in wood chippings for comfort, unfortunately it is always windy in santorini so it all hits you in the face while.....  more »
  • From another planet! Must visit and swim!
  • I am so happy that we went to this unique beach

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