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Red Beach

Address: Akrotiri, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Once you've taken a couple of pictures as you approach the beach from it's rocky head it soon loses it's novelty value. With a red cliff behind you and black, lava sand beneath your feet it has a unquie appeat but you'll be looking at the clear water figuring out how to negotiate the few yards with elegane to get... More

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Six of us rented a van and toured the island, and one of our stops was Red Beach. I thought this was very cool, having never seen a beach with red sand and cliffs. You do have to hike just a little to get ON the beach, though you can see if from a cliff. We had no problem hiking... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A rather unique beach with red cliff and black sand. Clear blue waters. we went there on an atv, it would be inconvenient without a vehicle. I would suggest coming here if you have the time after visiting oia sunset or if you are nearby.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I am so distressed to read other reviews saying not to visit the Red Beach because there is nothing for shopping or sightseeing. Are they serious?!? Who needs that when there is a such a beautiful place to enjoy with its thin film of white sand making swirled patterns as it skims over red & black sand in the gently... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Best beach on the island but I am afraid that's not saying much!!!! Anyway you don't go to santorini for beaches but as we were travelling with my 9 year old daughter this place was a godsend! It's quite a rough old path to the beach and not well sign-posted but my husband has a bad hip and he was... More

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Timisoara
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are visiting Santorini, Akrotiri and Red Beach are a must see ! If you are driving,the road is good,you have the opportunity to park your car either at the archeological site, paid parking,visit the site and after ,just walk to the beach for 10 minutes,or you can park your car just near the beach but there are limited... More

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I took the local bus to the Aktori ruins and wanted to see the Red Beach afterward. A short walk down the street to the water showed signs of a water taxi - which unfortunately wasn't running due to rough waters. I poked around on the shore and someone told me that if I crossed a stretch of beach, I... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The beach is quite different to what we had seen in Santorini. The colours of the cliff and the sand are amazing!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Don't be deceived when walking up to the look out, the walk down to the beach is not as challenging as it appears. It was about 15 mins for the carpark. If you are spending the day at the beach, top up on supplies at the shops on the main road as there is only a drinks stand available. The... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

cannot deny its a lovely looking beach but just so overcrowded, full of the sunburnt tourist, no fun

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