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.
Tours to Red Beach
Private Classic Santorini Panorama: Visit the most popular destinations! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 6 hours
Semi Private Standard | Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and drinks BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 5 hours
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
Red Beach reviews
Beautiful beach of santorini where the sand is real red. Right beside is the white beach.. be ready with your swimming shoes, ITS necessary. You cant walk Going to the white beach. I... more »
Getting to this beach by car was total nightmare and really dangerous. The beach itself it's pretty but not that red actually, it's more black with red stones in it. There is really almost no place... more »
From another planet! Must visit and swim!
I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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