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Description: 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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The pictures showed a better looking beach. The beach was overcrowded and there where no deck chairs. Parking can be of an issue but luckily we found.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The pictures showed a better looking beach. The beach was overcrowded and there where no deck chairs. Parking can be of an issue but luckily we found.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was an experience to sail around the Islands - seeing the red beach and watching everyone jump into the water in a hot day was very refreshing and a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous Island, so much history, and culture. Absolutely one of the places that everybody needs to visit in their lifetime.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

i've seen a real red beach in creete and it was very nice...this is red only if you gave red sunglases :))). actually is black with very little red on the rock around. dont waist a day for that!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

For our group we found this to be over rated. By the time you make your way there and turn the corner, you realize there is very little room on the beach area. Frankly Red Beach did not live up to the hype for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Parking was near impossible. Nothing special if you have been to the amoudi bay and seen the red rocks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the red beach after visiting the archeological site at Akrotiri. As other reviewers have mentioned we found the beach very uncomfortably crowded and difficult to access - the high overhanging rocks also don't feel safe and getting in and out of the sea for swimming is very difficult - beware the underwater rocks are much more slippery... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very crowded and touristy beach that you don't want to visit for the purpose of "going to the beach", but there is worth a short look as a sight (if you have your own transportation (scooter, ATV, car etc.)). There is a small parking spot close to the beach (free), and then there are 10 minutes walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Much preferred this to the crowded black beaches. If you're looking for somewhere to go and relax this is it! Definitely bring your wet shoes with you as the rocks in the beaches generally are sharp and slippery. There's a little cafe at the beach and a couple before you hit the beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing place. We did boat tour from akrotiri beach to three beaches. Worth doing. Great for photography

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