Red Beach, Akrotiri

3.0
#1 of 8 in Outdoors in Akrotiri
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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  • The Red Beach has a nice view however this is not your typical sandy beach. First you must hike to the beach. The water is clear. You can take the trip just for the scenery but I wouldn’t make it a be...  more »
  • A special beach with imposing red rocks... And black sand. Separate picture... The Any Epohi!
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  • Fantastic adventure in 2015 - the water was cold and refreshing. It was fun for a short trip.
  • We expected something stunning and got the beach with trash hidden under the rocks. Wondering why no one is looking after that place. It would be much nicer if clean.
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