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Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of the beaches of Santorini. It is located near the village and ancient site of Akrotiri.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Akrotiri, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

The view is incredible and you won't be disappointed with the pictures you take here. The only problem is that the beach is very narrow and there's not much space to lay down or enjoy the sun. You can rent an umbrella, but at 15...More

Thank Matteo T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach is hard to get to and not really worth the effort. There are many far nicer beaches in the vicinity which are less crowded and more beautiful.

Thank vixbrown5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked from ancient Akrotiri site. Easy stroll, but only if you happy on uneven, rough path. Not suitable for anyone with mobility impairments. Arrived to absolutely packed beach. Had sense of tourists having been literally beached by unscrupulous travel companies. What's the point? The attraction...More

Thank Beckyoz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Better to see than to swim. Over crowded beautiful world wide known unique beach with very difficult access from the land , you have to be very lucky to find to park and then to walk in the stones for 10' but finally is worth...More

Thank NickVat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking the cliffs only for the young and dedicated. If you want a great Beach accessible go to Kamari. Going to red beach take food and water with you.

Thank going2houston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At this hard to get to beach, you will struggle to find real estate to put your towel down, but saying that it was a delight and definitely a must to come and see this unusual beach with its red cliffs

Thank ChristyPT
Reviewed 4 days ago

you can get to the red beach either by boat or trek down. there are a lot of people and was told that rocks do fall so you need to be careful. good spot for some swimming

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have to walk from local bus stop about 600 meters to get near by. Then not easy path down to beach but looked nice from upper cliff.

Thank sepiojala
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We saw Red Beach from the sea whilst on an organised kayak tour and we were advised that visiting the beach is a risk because of rock falls. It looked stunning from the sea, surprisingly busy given the clamber to get to it and the...More

Thank UKSnorkeller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing landscape, nice but long walk from the car park. The rout is rough so you need to be fit and wear good shoes. I suggest No flip flops or sandles. 8/10

Thank Jonathan C
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7 June 2017|
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Response from Earl2013 | Reviewed this property |
Need to go to the Theater called the White Door in Fira , they put on a dinner play called A Greek Wedding with audience participation, so much fun . 48.00 Euros per person. Must do dinner cruise and see the Santorini famous... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from LadislavPetarda | Reviewed this property |
Of course, when you are going to the beach you approach it from the south-east and you can have great photos from the top of the hill, where rest of the loonies start descending to the beach itself.
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7 June 2016|
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Response from balajik2016 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in May but there were no huts in Red beach. In black sand beach you have huts to stay with offer from hotel. As far as red beach is concerned take your own towel sun cream and have a dip . enjoy your stay... More