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
Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 5 hours
SemiPrivate Standard|Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 5 hours
Santorini Day Tour with Sunset in Oia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 10 hours
Red Beach Reviews
Etwas beschwerlich zu erreichen aber man wird mit einem phänomenalen Ausblick belohnt. Windstill daher auch an kühleren Tagen super more »Something arduous to achieve but you are rewarded with a phenomenal view. Windstill therefore also great on cooler days
Une plage qui après la visite des fouilles d'Akrotiri mérite le détour, parking à proximité petite marche le long de la mer pour se retrouver dans un lieu ou la baignade est un moment de plaisir. more »A beach that after the visit of the excavations of Akrotiri deserves the detour, parking nearby small walk along the sea to find yourself in a place where bathing is a moment of pleasure.
I don't know why this place is so famous. Rocks are red indeed and the view is nice but sand isn't red at all. The beach isn't too clean and it's not adapted for people with walking difficulties
It was pretty cool, not an easy beach to get to for some, but if you can man up and make the hike atleast you can say you were there.
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