Santorini Red Beach
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afalasca 29 Jul 2012Red beach no thanksThe effort you need in order to reach this beach is not worth it.
You need to climb the cliff and it is not recommended with sea shoes, but while you're going to the beach you usually don't dress something different.
When you are on the beach you'll find stones and entering the water is not easy in many points.
1234ttr 22 Jun 2009Red Beach very dirtyRed beach was very dirty. There was no rubbish bins and nothing there to sit on like most of the other beaches. I did not mind the walk down to the beach but was disappointed when I got there. I only stayed a short time and went to a cleaner beach. Very disappointing as I had been told so much about how beautiful Red Beach was, but found that it had not been cleaned up for a very long time or more to the point most people left there crap behind instead of taking it with them and disposing of it in the bins up the hill.
alsorrell 11 Jul 2008Difficult terrain and hot sand but beautifulThis is definitely a beach to come see - but be prepared. Access to the beach is via a fairly rough, steep trail with precipitous drop-offs. Plan on wearing tennis shoes, not flip-flops or sandals for the climb. Alternatively, you can take a water taxi from just below where the bus drops you off. The taxi drops you off in calf-high water, so plan accordingly with water shoes or dive boots.
Water shoes or dive boots are a must for walking on the beach and/or into the water. The "sand" is very hot and full of uncomfortably large rocks. Likewise, wading into the water is difficult for the rocky shore.
The landscape is magnificent - the red rocks overlooking the dark beach is very impressive. And so were the crowds when we visited in early July 2008! Female toplessness is not unusual.
There are NO facilities on the beach and not much nearby - there are a few stands near the car park for water, food, etc. - make sure you bring whatever you expect to need.
mattie 04 Sep 2006Red Beach: Peaceful beachName: Mattie
Date on the island: May 2006
Transportation to the beach: Public transportation
Accommodation located in: Fira
Time to reach the beach: 1 hour
Conditions of the road: Good
Any delay? No
The trip to reach the beach: Yes it was very nice with amazing landscapes.
Dificulty to find the beach: It was perfectly indicated.
Reasons to choose this particular beach? I read about it on the lonely planet guide book.
Description of the beach with words:
Long pebble beach, clear waters, crystalline waters, cold waters, surrounded by cliffs, beautiful surroundings, beautiful views, fully organized with sun beds and umbrella rentals, isolated, calm, windy, no vegetation, natural shadow, cheap.
Could someone find everything he needs? Restaurants, beach bar.
Did it meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 8/10
Favorite thing about the beach: Quiet
Something that you don't like: Clean up some rubbish
Do you have any recommendations/tips for future visitors? Respect the peacefulness of the beach. There is a walk to it, so wear proper shoes.
Will you come on the beach again? No because it is too far from accommodation