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Red Beach

Akrotiri area, Akrotiri, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 11 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Worth a Day Trip. nice day at the beach. You can also catch a water taxi to and from the beach. I would recommend taking some water.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

As others have posted, the footpath which leads to the red beach is very dangerous and difficult to navigate (especially if you are wearing sandals). It is quite picturesque, however, and lends to some nice photo opportunities. However, the path is narrow, and many people are trying to get to the beach... so if you do stop to take a... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I highly recommend making a trip to this spot while in Santorini. It is a bit difficult to get to by foot (a short hike from a parking lot is required), however that adds to the uniqueness of it and seems to tamper down the crowds somewhat. It's one of the most spectacular beaches in Greece and definitely worth a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We rented a quad bike and decided to explore the island when we visited the red beach. It is about 30 minutes from Fira by bike and is worth the trip for the view alone, however there is not much else there. On arrival to the beach you are struck by how intense the colour of the sand and cliffs... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Nice spot to take pictures and capture scenic views. A good place to have roasted corns. Not really a good time during winters to expect a lot in terms of rush and fun.

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Athens, Greece
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Wow! How come I get such a surprise EVERY time I see the Red Beach from above?? It's a unique place, the steep rock above it a striking dark red colour. Red, black, some beige.. Even terrifying in its beauty. Visit it in the afternoon. The sun sets in the sea.. Out of this world.

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Earth City, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It is indeed a beautiful view. But that's just that. It is inaccessible to get frm the top to the shore. The sun loungers look dirty n tired. The water is clear the sand is course not pleasant to step on. preferably better if i had surf booties on. I went to Red beach and all i enjoyed about it... More

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Fredericton, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Red Beach and the surrounding view is beautiful, but it is clearly no longer a tourist destination. The path to the beach is roped off, with a sign saying not to pass as there is danger of falling rocks. Once past this section of the path, you have to climb down a precarious, steep trail on the rock face to... More

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Chicago
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49 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

After parking our car, we climbed up the rather steep, volcanic rocky path to reach the path down to the Red Beach. The view was breathtaking as it was a bright, clear day and the sun literally glowed on the sheer red cliffs that towered over the beach like a protective, giant parent. After taking a million photos, we noticed... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Fisrt rent a "motorino". Arriving is quiet an adventure, but once you're there you forget about time, you need some sandals or some appropriate shoes, the beach is not a sand beach lots of peebles. Great time, lovely weather.

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