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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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  • Beautiful beach. Seems to be a must do thing. Easily accessible by bus - you must walk 2-300 metters. I choosed a longer circular route from the Akrotiri village directly to the beach. Warm. Burned a....  more »
  • It is honestly a small walk that everyone in normal condition can do. And it is really worth it. The landscape is probably one of the most beautiful we saw in Santorini. We paid for private deck...  more »
  • From another planet! Must visit and swim!
  • I am so happy that we went to this unique beach

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