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Address: Akrotiri, Greece
Description: Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful...
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.
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So cool to see!

Red sand is gorgeous, it takes a little hike to get there, be careful what shoes you wear. Very remote-feeling!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Red sand is gorgeous, it takes a little hike to get there, be careful what shoes you wear. Very remote-feeling!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to see. It was really chilly when we were there last week so it was more of a photo opportunity for us but I understand it is very popular in the summer.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We hiked to the hill from where you can see this natural wonder. It was winter time so we only wanted to see it and we had a chance to enjoy the incredible view from the hill. The immense red rock behind the beach really takes your breath. Really, really beautiful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Unique, quiet when we were there. Short hike from the parking lot. Rocky with rust, black and grey pumice with sheer red cliffs above.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Weighing in all factors, (getting to the beach, amenities etc) this is only an average beach, but adding on a visit to it after seeing the Akrotiri site was easy enough to do, and a refreshing dip was welcome before getting back on a bus to Fira. If you are already in the area from visiting Akrotiri, and have some... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is certainly not the nicest beach and the sand wasn't exactly red, but the hill behind the beach is certainly red. It is worth visiting. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Akrotiri Archaeological site. We had amazing weather and it was a fairly easy hike to get there. I would suggest wear proper shoes though. The... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Like others have said, it is somewhat of a hike to get there but really it isn't so bad. The beach area is divided into an open area for those who wish to lay on a towel and a area with loungers and umbrellas. The cost of the loungers was not very expensive and the shade from the umbrella was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The place is quiet far and remote and hardly any activity to do. In fact there is no beach there. You can skip this place for sure

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a risky hike going up and down to reach the Red Beach. For me it was a nice first time visit but i do not think i would do it again. Nothing special about the beach except that it's red. We were in flip flops and shorts so hiking up and down to it wasn't really fun. Not... More 

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Valencia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Is not easy to get here. There is a parking space, and then you have to get ready to walk. If you just come to see the beach, don't come with flip flops, as it won't be that safe, you have to walk up a small mountain and after some 5 minutes you will see the red view. If you... More 

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