Red Beach in Santorini
Information About Red Beach
Red Beach Santorini: The red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland.
The access is relatively easy. You can leave your car at the parking space and continue all the way down that takes about two minutes. As you gradually get down to the beach you will be impressed by the different colorings of the cliffs. Many sunbeds and umbrellas cover the dark sand and right on the seashore are some nice pebbles you can use for your collection. Snorkeling is highly recommended due to the interesting rocks. You can also access the beach by boat that departs from Akrotiri port.
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