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
Private Classic Santorini Panorama: Visit the most popular destinations! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 6 hours
Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
Duration: 5 hours
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
Red Beach reviews
Nice beach but nobody is telling you that with the car it's very hard to get to the beach, I left my car on the up hill because was a very bad road to drive on and I walked about 850 meters down... more »
Santorini is not the best place for staying on the beach. Red Beach is not an exception. To access the beach you drive quite dangerously - you should be a good driver and have a good car to go up... more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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