Red Beach, Akrotiri

2.9
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Famous for its red rock formations, Red Beach sits just steps from the site of an ancient Minoan settlement destroyed by a volcanic eruption and buried in ash around 1627 BCE. Blue waters lapping this beach create a striking contrast with the all-red landscape of the surrounding steep cliffs, which offer unobstructed views of the sea and the curving coastline. The small beach attracts hundreds of visitors each day, creating a lively resort atmosphere well into the evening hours. Two small cafes, cut into the volcanic cliffs just a short walk from the beach, offer cold drinks and light snacks. Add Red Beach and other attractions to your Akrotiri trip itinerary using our Akrotiri trip planner.
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  • Something arduous to achieve but you are rewarded with a phenomenal view. Windstill therefore also great on cooler days
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  • A beach that after the visit of the excavations of Akrotiri deserves the detour, parking nearby small walk along the sea to find yourself in a place where bathing is a moment of pleasure.
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  • I don't know why this place is so famous. Rocks are red indeed and the view is nice but sand isn't red at all. The beach isn't too clean and it's not adapted for people with walking difficulties
  • It was pretty cool, not an easy beach to get to for some, but if you can man up and make the hike atleast you can say you were there.
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