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 Beach - Santorini, Greece

Red Beach, located near the ancient village of Akrotiri, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini. Massive red and black volcanic cliffs rise above the water. The water is crisp and cold, a clear shade of green-blue.

The beach is very pebbly with no shade, so you’ll probably want to rent a chair and umbrella and bring water shoes. Best for adults, not families with small children. If you drive, you can park in a lot at the top of the cliff and walk down to the beach. A stop at Red Beach is also accessible on many daily boat excursions. It’s not the easiest beach to get to, and it’s not the most comfortable, but it is a sight to see.

Admire This Beach of Volcanic Rocks

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).

Boat trip

The problem in the Red Sand beach is once you get there basically there is no place to stay. The area underneath the hill is closed due to the risk of falling rocks, but even though you see people sunbathing there. There’s a bar at the end of the beach where much people gather and lie down on the rocky area to enjoy this unique beach. From the Red Sand beach you can take a boat to a white sand beach

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