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"Akrotiri and The Red Beach" Akrotiri Excavations Tip by xuessium

Akrotiri Excavations, Santorini Island: 22 reviews and 54 photos

by xuessium

Truthfully, I never made it into the Akrotiri excavation site as it was a Monday and the site was (irritatingly) closed to the public.

In the end, I decided to make my way to The Red Beach behind the excavation site. Just follow the signs put up along the pebble way right up to the restaurant from the bus stop. From there, a staircase will lead you to a road, and all you need to do is just to follow the road all the way to the end.

The Red Beach is so named, because unlike many of the blackened volcanic sand beaches on Santorini, the sand here is reddish as the beach was carved out from sheer red-coloured cliffs.

The place was packed to the brim, hardly the secluded beach some guidebooks claim it to be. Come on, really, if every guidebook is saying that it is secluded, very unlikely it won't be that for long! It was like being marooned in a sea of beach-goers!

There are 2 or 3 eateries on the beach itself and there is a boat service bringing folks (for a fee of course) from the pier near the bus stop to the beach itself.

This is not a nude beach, by the way. Perish the thought to be hanging loose!

Address: Akrotiri, Santorini island
Directions: Near the Akrotiri excavation site.
Phone: +30 2286081939

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 10, 2006
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