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Address: Akrotiri, Greece
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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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I've never been to a place with red sand like this before. We arrived by boat and the place was packed with people. You must visit this beach for an hour max or else the crowd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never been to a place with red sand like this before. We arrived by boat and the place was packed with people. You must visit this beach for an hour max or else the crowd will get to you and you will feel disturbed. A place to check off your list when visiting Santorini truly worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the bus stop, it will take around 10 minutes to walk to the beach. When I arrived, the beach looked very crowded. Per the recommendation from the hostel staff, I chose not to go to the main beach and instead took small trek on the left side of the path leading to the main beach. This lead me to... More 

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Thank Anna R
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beach is a beautiful place. However the beach itself is not very good. There are no sand but small rocks, and since they are black they get really really hot. You can't barely walk on them. The beach is very crowded, since it is a big tourist attraction on Santorini.

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Thank Andrea H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is a short hike from the parking lot. We were there in the hip season, so it wasn't very busy. Too cold to swim when we were there. Beautiful view!

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Thank budgetluxury283
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip, but for the mobility challenged it may be a little to hard. We traveled up around the corner to get a view of the beach, but it was still a good trek farther to reach. Worth going to see the beauty of nature.

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Thank Sheryl R
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that this beach may not be as safe as some of the others with rumors of some rocks falling. We decided to hike to the top to see some of the views anyway, and just not go down on the beach, and we loved the views. It is a short but somewhat moderately difficult hike (most of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having rented a car from our hotel, Red Beach was one of our three stops that afternoon. First it was Akrotiri, the red beach, and lunch at Nicholas Taverna. All of it within a five mile or less radius. We were in Santorini in early April before the crowds. Many warned us the water was still not warm enough to... More 

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Thank Bessie N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Beach in Akrotiri, Greece is amazing! I was not expecting what I saw. You do have to hike to get there, which I did not as it was late in the day. But the view of it from where I was standing was amazing. I've never seen anything like it in my beach travels. Definitely worth seeing!

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Thank Colleen H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is really small and I cannot say that its very relaxing except of amazing colour. It is covered with pumice-stone, which is in fact a product of volcanic activity...

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Thank John P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beach is accessible by foot from the parking or the bus or by water taxi from downtown Akrotiri. It is super crowded, very narrow and people laying down like sea lions in a row :) I didn't care because I was in "transit" to white and black beach and I guess it is worth the experience, but it would... More 

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