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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  • We took a tour in a minivan and went to the red beach, Black Beach and white beach. All beaches were beautiful and very different!  more »
  • Yep. It's a red beach. That's all. There have been rock slides, so you are not supposed to go down to the beach, though we saw people walking along it when we were there. You can see it from a...  more »
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  • Unique beach surrounded by Red hills. Beach itself is pretty small and busy.
  • Came for the view. It was nice to see. Nothing too spectacular though. Part of the standard tourist flow
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