Red Beach, Akrotiri

3.0
#1 of 7 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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  • Beach jet beautiful and interesting, but in the water there are sea urchins. Swimming shoes are required. During our visit there were also sun loungers, and the beach itself is rocky. Water is beautiful and transparent
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  • Beautiful location with Gravel beach it is difficult to reach only on foot or with a boat bus that makes the black red and white beach very clear water
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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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