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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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A beach to hike to

A bit of a hike to get to! Lovely site though.....have to adjust expectations for a red sand beach. but it is not as hot as black sand!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cranbury NJ
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Bologna, Italy
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

... really overcrowded for its size. Water not very clear. Boat calling tourists to the 'White beach' excursion, several times per hour, annoying both for the noise and for the thin oil film left on the sea surface.

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Cranbury NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A bit of a hike to get to! Lovely site though.....have to adjust expectations for a red sand beach. but it is not as hot as black sand!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So awful it was unreal. We had been previously warned away from the beach by locals, saying it was unsafe, overcrowded and underwhelming. We decided, we're only here once, let's just have a look, and we found it was, guess what: unsafe, overcrowded and underwhelming. There is quite a walk from the car park to the beach and it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I feel that red beach is one of those places that if you've seen a picture of, you will be left feeling rather deflated upon arriving. About a 10-15 min walk from the bus stop in Akrotiri, the beach is very busy and has the usual crowds of people taking pictures. It is unlike any beach that I have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although Santorini beaches are not, by far, the best of the Ciclades islands, the fact that they have white, black and red sand beaches, make a curious contrast. This beach is read, rocky, crowded and not easy to reach, so if you want to say, I have been in a red beach, go, if you just want sun, sand and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The walk to the beach is quite rocky and trainers are commended but the place is full of rude Chinese tourists. The ledge is very small and you are unable to see the view as these big tour groups take up most of the space. The beach itself is packed with cheap sun loungers and people. The sand is so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Snack bar with a surprisingly nice selection of cold beer and grapes and Pringles. Don't hate just do it and love it! The beach is rocky and way more touristy than it was back in 2009. But I love the red and blue and the COLOR!!!!

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This beach is looking scary actually. walking and kind of climbing up and down to reach the beach. It looks like anythime will fall over. It was very busy. A good different taste of a beach. worth a visit definitely.

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A 10-15 min walk from the Akrotiri bus stop is worth the while! The play of colors from red, black, grey, green and blue is soooo unique for a beach! Not all tourists take time to relax on the beach so you can really chill around. But then we visited there early May so who knows how it looks like... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Red Beach is beautiful to look at, but the beach is not much of a beach. Very rocky and full of chair and umbrella rentals. We rented chairs and umbrella to enjoy the view and relax a little. However, the beach was busy with water taxis every 10 minutes or so! It's a must see location, take pictures from the... More 

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Address: Akrotiri, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Akrotiri

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