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Red Beach

Akrotiri, Greece
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Ranked #9 of 13 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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Houston, Texas
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54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful place to photograph from above, but a very dangerous beach to be on. Notice on my photo, the places where they just had a landslide the week before. Wouldn't be pleasant to be sunbathing and the cliff cave in on you. Santorini has other beaches!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Unique red sand beach. The beach itself is small and crowded, but it is definitely worth seeing once and taking a refreshing dip!

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Milan, Italy
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Some photos are worth taken here: great views, blue sky, blue water and red rocks. But it's a roughly made beach, and it's sooooo hot! No shadows anywhere, and... no wind! Hard to reach, and difficult to get to the sea because of so many rocks. Better on a photograph, and not on a hot and sunny afternoon in June.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a stunning cove! Well worth the short trek! It takes roughly 10-15 minutes from the Akrotiri Excavations to the Red Beach on foot. Or if you take hundreds of pictures along the way like me, it's a nice 30 minute trek! The path is safer than most people make it out to be. Be careful, wear proper shoes and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Me and my teenage daughters went to Red Beach in July. It is HOT. The path is also a bit of a hike. People with any kind of disabilities would find it difficult I would say. The path is narrow, and you need to climb up and over rocks to get down to the other side down to the beach.... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We got to the beach by car, driving from Fira. Parked and had a little hike up then seeing we are over a cliff overseeing the red beach. There wasn't any trails or anything to hold on, and we hiked back down on our own. I wouldn't recommend older people or those who have knees or foot problems to do... More

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

That is very beautiful place, the sea is very nice, the beach is clean and especial, the place is not far away from the bus stop!

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stay at the top and take pictures. The sites not safe and has a flimsy roped off area which will not protect you if there's an avalanche.

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Zabbar, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The walk down to the beach is very tricky and a bit dangerous as times as the rocks underneath your feet are very unsteady and one can easily slip. However the beach is very nice, the beach is made up of fine red volcanic rocks ... Careful as they tend to be scorching hot when the sun starts to get... More

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Derwood, Maryland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a stunning beach, unlike anything else we've seen. Red sand and cliffs and deep blue water make for spectacular pictures. However, access involves a stony climb which could be hard for older or disabled beach goers: there's no sign anywhere warning you of that. It is less commercialized than other beaches, but it was pretty crowded and not... More

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