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Red Beach

Akrotiri, Greece
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Ranked #11 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Beaches
Owner description: Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of the beaches of Santorini. It is located near the village and ancient... more » Owner description: Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of the beaches of Santorini. It is located near the village and ancient site of Akrotiri. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning views of looming red cliffs and blue waters! Worth the trip to the southern part of the island (Be sure to stop at Taverna Glaros of lunch or dinner on the way! MMMMM) Not a great beach for lounging as the waves come right up on to the narrow strip of beach unexpectedly, made for a good story though.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Red Beach was beautiful and in my opinion something you've just gotta see while on the island. It is a bit of a hike to it, but I thought the hike was part of the fun! The water was incredibly clear but we didn't swim. It was great for pictures and just to see a different landscape on the island.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a cool spot to see. It's not recommended to swim here. While there is a set up (chairs, umbrellas), locals will warn you not to swim here. It's great for pictures - do that and then hit up other beaches on the southern part of the island.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The scenery is nice, but this «beach» is not easily accessible (a little hike difficult with sandals). The beach is really rocky so you are better off wearing sneakers in my opinion. We stayed roughly 30 minutes and we had enough. It's not a big beach and it was packed. It's something to see, but not to stay for half... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed. The beach is tiny and crowded with tourists who go there just because is „Red Beach“.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I Went to the Kamari Beach, Red beach , Black beach (Perrisa Beach) on my visit to Santorini, i didnt go the the White beach because its only accessible by boat. I like Red beach the most, the water is clear and clean. I went in for a dip, its perfect! the view was beautiful, the water is nice, we... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I'd visited this beach a long time ago and the sand was crimson red, there was plenty of space and it was beautiful. Tourism now seems to have ruined this beach. The sand's no longer red: mostly black with an average of 50 cigarette butts per square meter. Some guy's also taken to covering the beach in pay lawn chairs.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After touring the Akrotiri Archeological Site, we walked up the path to the Red Beach.  I am so glad we did, I only wish we were beach bathing ready!  The Red Beach is a spectacular view from above. The beautiful red cliffs and the amazing blue water combine for a fabulous photo oportunity. Do make the trip to Red Beach... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We rented a scooter to tour the island and Red Beach was definitely a highlight. Extremely hot walking to the beach so it makes the swim even better. Not super clear but interesting backdrop and rocks/pebbles are acceptable to sunbath on.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely bus ride there at such a low cost. Have a quick look around, nothing much as such. Go to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site and spend a good hour there. It is amazing and the amount of work done there to excavate and reconstruct is fantastic. Look at the old 3 storey buildings, sewage systems, artefacts etc all under cover... More

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