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Red Beach, Akrotiri

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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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  • This is a most beautiful location with red red rocks and blue blue sea. You can access it by bus from Thira and just a short walk from where the bus stops. It’s a very difficult path to access the... 
    This is a most beautiful location with red red rocks and blue blue sea. You can access it by bus from Thira and just a short walk from where the bus stops. It’s a very difficult path to access the...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning. It’s absolutely worth seeing! If you’re just wanting to relax on a beach unconcerned and swim freely etc, this isn’t the place - read about it and know what you’re getting into... 
    Absolutely stunning. It’s absolutely worth seeing! If you’re just wanting to relax on a beach unconcerned and swim freely etc, this isn’t the place - read about it and know what you’re getting into...  more »
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  • There shows 2 way to reach this place but it is worth a drive👍🏻
  • This is by far one of the worst and busiest beaches I have visited in Europe

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