The Red beach is one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on Santorini
A huge attraction of Santorini and arguably the most famous beach, lies on the southernmost part of the island. It is located at Akrotiri village, 12 kilometers south west of Fira, close to the important archaeological site of Akrotiri where it is advisable that you stop first and admire the excavation. There is a parking space to leave your car or, alternatively, you can take the bus from Fira. To reach the beach you have to walk a couple of minutes on a downhill path or you can access it by boat from Akrotiri port, Kamari or Perissa. A great number of visitors come to Red Beach just to stare and photograph it.
Stay in Akrotiri village, nearby to Red beach which is a beach with a character
Red Beach is without a doubt worth a visit considering that it is a rare sight, probably unique in the whole world, where red is the dominant color. The beach is semi-organized with white sunbeds and umbrellas. Make sure you provide yourself with the necessary supplies from the two canteens you can find right before the beginning of the path. There are no facilities or water sports on this small beach but you can take pleasure in snorkeling as there are interesting rock formations and rich marine life.