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 in the area of Akrotiri and 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. Snorkeling is highly recommended due to the interesting underwater rocks formation. You can also access the beach by boats that departs from Akrotiri port.
How to get there
There are many different ways to get to the Red beach from any location on the island.
Airport to Red Beach: 13 km / 8 miles | Port to Red Beach: 10.4 km / 6.4 miles | Fira to Red Beach: 11.2 km / 6.9 miles
Tour: Discover Red beach with an organized tour of Santorini, starting from 50€.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Red Beach and many other places of interest in Santorini at their own pace.
Public transfers: In Akrotiri village lies the terminal of the bus route Fira > Akrotiri. The Red Beach is 10 - 15 minutes away on foot. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Akrotiri approximately every 1.5 hours. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.
|Area (km2)||12 km south west of Fira|