Red Beach, Akrotiri

3.0
#1 of 8 in Outdoors in Akrotiri
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 in the off season is barely there. WE had some surf coming in so the beach could not be accessed. From the point it still looked good!  more »
  • Nice beach, yes we're happy to see it and take a picture but it's way too crowded, if you have a very tight schedule I think you can skip this step.
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  • Fantastic adventure in 2015 - the water was cold and refreshing. It was fun for a short trip.
  • We expected something stunning and got the beach with trash hidden under the rocks. Wondering why no one is looking after that place. It would be much nicer if clean.
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