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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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  • Beautiful, but somewhat scary, with visible landslides. Many people come here by car or boat. We drove here from the Kaminia Beach Bar side. The road is very steep and narrow, so I recommend... 
    Beautiful, but somewhat scary, with visible landslides. Many people come here by car or boat. We drove here from the Kaminia Beach Bar side. The road is very steep and narrow, so I recommend...  more »
  • This was another stop on the private tour. If you’re coming here, be sure to wear sneakers or sturdy shoes, it was quite a journey from the parking lot and very rocky but great views nonetheless... 
    This was another stop on the private tour. If you’re coming here, be sure to wear sneakers or sturdy shoes, it was quite a journey from the parking lot and very rocky but great views nonetheless...  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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