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Red Beach

Address: Akrotiri, Greece
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of the beaches of...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The beach is a little bit of a walk or you can take the boat over. The beach is beautiful and rich in color. The water was crystal clear.

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Sibiu, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It's interesting surely, bit hard to get there, must be scheduled in the morning for sure! Then groups arrive and populate the beach sunbeds and soon becomes uncomfortable to stay anymore, the red cliffs are nice to view from the sea. I would not go there twice on the same holiday, but definitely nice to check out and explore.

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Denham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

You must be focused to get to the beach. The red cliffs are quite a site. If you have no desire to climb down to the beach, there are several souvenir shops and restaurants in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We were more dedicated to finding great views on Santorini than we were to swimming or sunbathing on the beach. The red sand beach is wonderful for the former (views), might be a little crowded and cumbersome to reach for the latter (swimming/sunbathing). We were staying in Fira so we took the bus down to Akrotiri to check out the... More 

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Wattersdorf, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a 15 minute hiking trip with a bit of climbing we came to the red beach. It is really different than usual beaches. Also the cliff above the beach is really impressive and a bit terrifying. Otherwise there is not a lot to do there. Enjoyed a swimm with the red surroundings. If you have time go and see... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was a wee climb to get down to the red beach from akrotiri beach& it was nice wee beach with striking red rocks & clear water but was a bit dirty & 2bh nothing special!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This beach is absolutely gorgeous! It's unlike anything I have ever seen. The only problem for me is that on the day we went, we had already walked and hiked our legs off. So, when I got to this beach, it was late in the day and I was tired. So, I was a bit cranky on the walk up... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

All of a sudden you happen upon huge mounds of RED volcanic rock everywhere....truly shocking and beautiful.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Red colour creating together with the rocks a landscape you can not find anywhere else. It is a small beach, although it is a rather busy beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Worth seeing just because it is so different. The red rocks against the blue waters were amazing. There is a small shack for snacks & drinks, but it's so small I'd recommend just bringing your own. Skip the boat to the white beach unless you just want to swim. White beach is beautiful, but the shore is just rocks, no... More 

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