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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This beach is a little different but worth a look. We caught the boat that's just 5 euro that took us to white beach and black beach. All beaches are basically just stones however still nice to get a bit of sun baking in

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Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Red Beach is a little difficut to get, walking thought the mountain. I went the 1st week of August so it was full of people. Not the best beach to get sun tanned or for swimming... just go and see the red pebbles, take pictures and head to Kamari.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Too crowded and narrow and too much rubbish - we wouldn't go back. The hike to get there is quite arduous too.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The red beach has a part with sand and rocks... to go swimming you have to pass over small rocks a pebbles where one can hurt. Apart that to arrive at the beach itself you have to go down a rocky cliff by foot !!! Not worth the hassle !!

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Kiev
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

liked the view from the sea - unusual red rocks, red sand on the beach Disliked - inaccessible place, not recommend older people or travelers with small children to go there, very crowded on the beach, a narrow strip of land for recreation, very dirty around from tourists

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The red beach was truly beautiful. The view is amazing however rather than a beach it is more of a site. It is quite crowded so it is not very peaceful. There isn't much space to lay around. However it is worth the visit, to take some photos enjoy the view maybe take a quick dip. P.s. near the red... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We traveled to Red Beach via quad bike; we parked in the parking area and then trekked to the beach along with everyone else. We were not expecting the rocky pathway, which is a little treacherous at times but not impossible. Would not advise if you have very young children or are less mobile. The view of the red cliffs... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

just not worth it. don't waste your time. you have to hike to reach this beach, only to find a narrow strip with pebbly sands. You may snap one or two instagram photos, thats it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As per other reviews - this is a remote location without food/washrooms etc. It takes a 20 minute hike ish... not recommended in flip flops... BUT AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL! I brought my own food and water and such.. :) I was solo.. but felt comfortable leaving my belongings on the beach while I swam. I took the public bus here..... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Red beach is quite unique to see even if you just take some photos from above (if you are put off by the negative reviews on Tripadvisor). My husband and I did the trek down there once and it is amazing to see pieces of black lava still etched into the red rocks. We did not stay for long... More

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