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
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $151
Duration: 5 hours
Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $118
Duration: 5 hours
Red Beach Reviews
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 »
Jolie plage, oui on est content de la voir et de faire une photo mais il y a beaucoup trop de monde, si vous avez un planning très serré je pense que vous pouvez sauter cette étape. 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.
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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