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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a great find, a walk in from car park of about ten minutes across rocks and a rough track. The beach is long and narrow, and sits under an amazing red cliff. Lots of others there but no issue in finding a spot. Water is very clear.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The only feature here worth seeing is the red cliff backing the beach. Once you have seen this, there is nothing else out of the ordinary here. A rocky 10 minute walk gets you here from the church at the end of the road.

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Katowice, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, beautiful and colorful place, it really is reddish due to the particular rocks on the cliff over the beach and the sand, also rusty red. The thing is, the beach is very popular, so it is crowded, it is also not very easily accesible, from the parking you have to walk quite a long rocky path. Go to... More

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gt yarmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A lot pf effort climbing etc to get there.Yes the rock formations are great and really unusual to get to but that's all.The beach was packed and would advise against staying the whole day.Well worth going to look and take pictures without the need to go all way down to the beach.Guy halfway selling his own Greek music cds for... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After visiting the architectural site we drove up the road and parked the car. From there we hiked to get to the red beach. The views were very wonderful along the way. It's worth the walk to see this beach and enjoy a swim.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I read that red beach is one of the best beaches in Santorini. I was quite excited to visit this beach. It is a little bit hard to get there. You have to walk for the last bus stop. When I got there I was a bit disappointed because it is not beautiful like I was expecting. I don't think... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Don't miss it after visiting the archaeological site. If you go by car you can park it on a privat parking in front of the entrance of the site 3€ whole day, then just ten minutes walking you will find the red beach. Two beds and umbrella cost 8€ but it is worthy when you stay more than an hour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery but very cramped means you need to get there early to find a good spot. Unfortunately not a relaxing beach as gets crowded easily but worth a short visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went to red beach and black beach on the 2nd day of our stay at santorini. And before that we were at milos. I have to say I am extremely disappointed at the red and black beaches after seeing so many other beautiful beaches in milos. Maybe coz the red beach is easily assessible by bus, it is very... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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