Red Beach, Akrotiri

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#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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  • Gorgeous views! We travelled a bit before peak season and it was a little too cold to swim but the views were breathtaking!  more »
  • The walk to the beach down a steep slope alongside the cliff, is very slippery and dangerous. There is a warning sign warning tourists not to venture there due to frequent landslides. However, we...  more »
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  • From another planet! Must visit and swim!
  • I am so happy that we went to this unique beach
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