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
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 5 hours
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
Red Beach reviews
This beach is worth the 5 mins walk from parking area to view the rocks but if you want to actually get onto the beach it's another 5 to 10 minutes of rocky scrambling. The beach didn't seem... more »
For me the beach is stunning BUT only if looking from the platform down on it. Otherwise an ordinary beach full of tourists. The beach is just narrow line as some part of beach is close or barricaded.... more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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