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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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Great view but crowded beach and dirty waters

The place is nice to see. I would say it definitely is worthy to come and see it, walk to the beach and back for the pictures. The beach is relatively small and gets easily... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is nice to see. I would say it definitely is worthy to come and see it, walk to the beach and back for the pictures. The beach is relatively small and gets easily crowded. As for many beaches in Santorini, this one is with pebbles with all kind of waste from the sea. Even in the waters you... More 

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India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fun of this location is in the rather rough and red path one had to meander through to get here. You start from a pleasant sea side road, with vineyards and sleepy farmhouses on one side, and then slowly you are into a rocky climb. Thereis rockfall in sections, and you clamber carefully across the slopes. The stunning blue... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be very careful if you go on foot to the Red Beach, since the road (path) is too dangerous. Small boats are going there every 30 minutes.

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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect beach with fine red sand and expensive sunbeds that you can rent them for 2 hours or so. The beach is very narrow so you have to think about the tide.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful beach is a short hike from parking but is surrounded by signage stating "do not enter" "danger" "falling rock" etc. That said the trail is easily waked and clearly marked. Volcanic rock was beautiful and didn't feel threatened by the peril.

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Bergen, Norge
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If u want to risk your life this is a good place to do it. Nice colors but not at all recommended for sain people to lay sunbathing. 5 minutes visit to take pics and collect some stones.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I was unsure about what to expect at the Red Beach. When we made it down to the beach, it was a bit crowded, but not unreasonable. The water was great. The hike down was a bit treacherous (not recommended for those who are unsteady on uneven surfaces). I've been to several black sand beaches, but this was my first... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Its very beautiful. Rock and sand is red here. You can sit and relax and enjoy the amzing view of sea and island. When i visited this beach, one greek guy is pyaing live music with his instrument. It was so amazing to here the music and beach.

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Thank Manan N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The Red Beach is an offbeat location and is significantly far from main town areas. This means you get lesser crowd at the beach which is a thumbs up! You could catch a bus from Fira (the frequency of buses are about 30 mins apart) and reach Akrotiri site; the beach is walkable from there. The beach itself is pebbly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

It was in May when we went there for our honeymoon. It was hot but the water is slightly cold but when you're in the water it got warm again. It's weird but it was lovely lying down in the red beach.

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