Red Beach

Red Beach, Akrotiri: Address, Phone Number, Red Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

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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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Benjamin D
2 contributions
Wear hiking boots or good trainers
Oct 2021 • Couples
It is not a beach it is a mountain hike, then when we got there the beach is covered in wood chippings for comfort, unfortunately it is always windy in santorini so it all hits you in the face while we was there for the 10 mins we could bare until the 20 minute hike back to the bus. Not for over 40’s or people with beach shoes.
The cafe near the car park done a lovely gyro and the beer is really cold but a long way just to go for that
People said the museum is good but wanted to leave after the beach so go there first
Written 19 October 2021
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ExperienceCatcher
17 contributions
Windy and wavy🌊 and beautiful!
Jul 2021 • Solo
This is the only Santorini beach that scared me to swim there. It is amazing in terms of nature, the red color of the mountains and very beautiful. But the shore is full of sharp rocks and wind is strong, so the waves are quite strong too. I went there on my own not using any tours.
Written 17 October 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK17,113 contributions
A unique place , well worth the visit
Oct 2021
The red beach is famous on Santorini as it is a unique place. The unique colour of the sand and the breathtaking volcanic landscape make this beach a must-see destination. It is the Iron oxidization that forms the red colour. Officially the beach is closed to bathers, as their is a potential danger from falling rocks. A bus service connects Kira with Akrotiri , from where you can either hike for 15 minutes and enjoy an excellent panoramic view of it.
Written 15 October 2021
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA854 contributions
Not worth it!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We made a huge mistake and we drove there using google map. It lead us to the most scariest road we drove on. You drive on a hill on unbaved road which is barely enough for one car but later on i discovered it is a two way road. We only saw 2 cars so people know that it is not recommended to drive that road. You need to look for a spot to drive to the red beach and then hike down to the beach. Do not use google maps.
The beach itself is bot worth the drive or the hike.
Written 10 October 2021
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Esskay16
Taunton, UK131 contributions
Overcrowded and not that special
Sep 2021 • Solo
Hmmm. To get to this beach you have to walk past big signs saying how dangerous the area is and that there is a risk of landslides. People weren’t taking any notice and happily climbing over the rocks to get to the overcrowded beach. I joined the sheep and walked to take a look. Not sure what the attraction is to be honest - it didn’t look very special to me. Stayed all of 30 seconds then left.
Written 30 September 2021
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AnthonyLouisV
Robbinsville, NJ14 contributions
It's a small hike to get there but worth it.
Sep 2021
It's a small hike to get there but worth it. There was actually a landslide earlier in the year, so they put signs saying danger. But it was safe for us. Water was great for swimming, and many catamaran cruises stop off that beach, making it very picturesque.
Written 28 September 2021
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Ukohacat
Leeds, UK156 contributions
Not worth the effort of getting here
Sep 2021 • Couples
It’s a bit of a walk to get to red beach. We basically went to look and then walked back. The beach wasn’t even that nice and was badly crowded. If you’ve got a car, go for a look, but I wouldn’t waste money on a taxi or time on a bus to get here. Also if you’re driving, drive towards the beach first to look for free parking, we paid at the first car park 5€ and didn’t even stay so that was a waste of money!
Written 22 September 2021
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Rebecca S
Portland, OR214 contributions
Nice view but crowded beach
Sep 2021 • Solo
The view is worth a quick pop over to this beach, but if you don’t like crowds this one might not be for you to chill out on. There’s a small parking lot at the entrance to the trail, but it fills up fast. Recommend going earlier than 12p to find a spot. The trail down to the beach may be difficult at points for anyone unsteady on their feet, not comfortable with some rock scrambling or with physical limitations. You can see the view without going down harder part of the trail. This beach is rocky and I suggest wearing water shoes (or Tevas or something) to make it easier to walk around and get into the water. Water of course is gorgeous, clear and good temperature. This bay is crowded with party tour boats and lots of people on the narrow actual beach. You will be sitting / sunning right next to others with almost no room between towels.
Written 21 September 2021
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lucyrhay
County Durham, UK356 contributions
Great vurw
Sep 2021 • Couples
Red Beach is quite a unique geological site and has a great view. It has a car park but it does not allow coaches, and it’s around a 15-20 minute walk from where coaches can park. We were on a tour and didn’t have long enough to sunbathe, but were happy just stood above the beach taking in the views. There’s lots of shops and cafes if you would like food or drink and it’s a really relaxing place.
Written 16 September 2021
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Jrene11
Cary, NC88 contributions
Pretty, but other beaches have nicer beach areas and food options.
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a beautiful location, but we drove a car and there wasn’t much parking and the roads may be difficult for some to feel comfortable driving. Very steep, narrow, and unpaved. A quad would be a great idea and easier for parking. Unfortunately the day we we visited was super windy and the sand was like needles hitting us. We did find it less harsh moving more to the northwest side of the alcove. There is limited seating, but the water color is very pretty. I preferred Perissa beach!
Written 15 September 2021
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