Red Beach

Beach name: Red Beach
Our rating: 2/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Red beach, Santorini island photograph
Red Beach
Santorini island
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, plus a long walk or climb
  • Amenities:
    Cantina/kiosk at the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Average snorkeling experience
  • Notes:
    Red beach is famous for the red color that paints the entire landscape and the beach berm itself. Getting to it requires parking far from the beach and a fairly easy hike through a footpath that only becomes challenging at the end when you have to climb down some large rocks (visible on the photo above).

    Despite the relatively dificulty of getting to it, Red beach is a popular place, packed with parasols three-deep. The water is beautiful though and if you can ignore the blaring music from the parasol renter's boom box, and if you don't mind the dense crowds, red beach is a good place to swim.

    With the archaeological site of Akrotiri (highly recommended) open for visitors again, you can combine a cultural visit with a dip in red beach that you can find at the same of the road.
RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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