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Red Beach, Akrotiri

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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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  • Nice beach. It's quite a walk from Akrotiri and the drive is not for the faint-hearted. Another way to visit the beach is via boat. It's a different landscape and should be on everyone's list to... 
    Nice beach. It's quite a walk from Akrotiri and the drive is not for the faint-hearted. Another way to visit the beach is via boat. It's a different landscape and should be on everyone's list to...  more »
  • Truly unique, you will not see red, black and white rocks together on the same beach anywhere else. You can access it either by car or boat. You are allowed to swim, water is very clear and clean. 
    Truly unique, you will not see red, black and white rocks together on the same beach anywhere else. You can access it either by car or boat. You are allowed to swim, water is very clear and clean.  more »
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  • There shows 2 way to reach this place but it is worth a drive👍🏻
  • This is by far one of the worst and busiest beaches I have visited in Europe

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