Santorini's Red Beach is one of the most unique beaches in Greece. The stretch of pebbly sand is surrounded by high, bright-red cliffs. It's not one of the most popular beaches on the island for sunbathing, but it's still worth a visit. A short walk from the Akrotiri archaeological site will take you directly here.
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The red and black volcanic stone and sand at Red Beach make it one of Santorini's most photogenic sites (it may remind you of the black and red Attic vases you see in museums all over Greece). In warm months, the beach is almost always packed. To avoid the crowds as well as the scramble down the hillside to the water, you can see the colorful beach from the parking area that overlooks it.
Located right next to the ancient site of Akrotiri is the Red Beach, where the sands are in rare red color. After you park the car, you almost have to hike a little bit in order to reach the beach. Right there, you can rent two benches with an umbrella, relax and enjoy the beach.
The view of this beach alone is worth the trip. This beach is made up of red and black volcanic rock. The beach is very narrow and when busy can become quite crowded so try going before or after the tourist season in the summer (June-August). Be prepared for the small hike to get to the beach from the parking lot (less than 0.25mi/400m).