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 Reviews
The beach was everything we’d expected from the pictures. Parking to get there wasn’t terrible either. Local merchants have nice jewelry etc to sell along the way. Apart from being lined up nearly... more »
This is great for photos. It’s steep to get in and out and the beach is really rough in texture. I’d still go. more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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