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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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It was interesting to see the red sand and the clear water. But we didn't stay long there. It got hot quick and there is no shade. It was crowded and since half the beach is roped... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was interesting to see the red sand and the clear water. But we didn't stay long there. It got hot quick and there is no shade. It was crowded and since half the beach is roped off due to possible falling rocks, everyone was sitting or laying near the sea. The water itself is pretty clear. Getting there wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You have to see this breathtaking beach. There is free parking and it is a hike down to the beach, all downhill with some rock stairs in some places. Be careful though - sometimes you are quite close to the edge in hiking down. It's worth it though!

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Thank Heathern629
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the hike down to the beach (take care on the cliff path with children or those with walking difficulties) There are now lots of tavernas and shops above, and fruit sellers closer to the beach, as well as a (basic) toilet and cafe at the far end. Boat taxis and tours run all day, and the beach is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beutiful little bay.. The water are clear, you should bring a snorkel and dive. Not easy to get there, but worth it. Bring a beach towel and drinks.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First you should know that white, black, and red beach are adjacent to each other and to walk from the end of the first to the end of the third takes about 7 minutes at most. It is interesting to the see the three colors of rock next to each other and at sunset they do glow beautifully, but I... More 

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Thank Diane B
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the red beach after visiting the archeological site on our second day. It's about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the site and it is sign posted from the museum. As the previous reviews said it is a bit tricky to get to where you have to climb steep and rocky hill to get to. There is... More 

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To get to the beach it's like a hiking trail up then down. A lot of tourist. Mostly people bringing a towel to sit on and go swimming. Not alot of parking. There are food stands on the way to the beach. It is an amazing site though.

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Thank Letisha B
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible experience in this natural beach. The color of the rocks are wonderful and in a hot red. The color of the water is trasparent and the place is not so crowded

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Thank massimilianocaruana
Brussels
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a long way to get there, and yes it's a small crowded Red Beach, noting really special. If you go and visit the old town of Akrotiri, it's 10mn walk, and then OK, but if you come all the way from Oia or Fira for this, well I don't believe it's worth it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The colors are nice but there is too much shade in the morning and nothing special. In July 2016 there was only one small corner of it organized, the rest is wild. Must be very hot on a black sand warmed up by the sun..

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