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Red Beach In Santorini: One of the best in Greece!

The red beach is undoubtedly one of the most prominent and beautiful beaches of Santorini in the beautiful country of Greece. Located in the Akrotiri region, it is just a few steps away from the precious remains of the ancient Akrotiri. It attracts visitors from all over the world for its dominant shades of red across the blue waters making a very unique landscape. However, if you choose not to walk your way down to the sea, there are some wondrous volcanic rocks that can be seen when you climb up the red hill. This natural wonder was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption just like most of the other attractions in this area but the fine play of colours and the natural surroundings on the beach make the visit an unforgettable one.

Red beach
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Things to do at the Red beach

The beach is semi-organized with white sun chairs and umbrellas. So, make sure you grab in all the necessary supplies from the two canteens located right before the entry point. There are no facilities or diving schools for water sports on this little beach but you can take joy in snorkelling into the interesting rock formations and exotic marine life. Apart from this, you can choose to take a boat ride to the white beach, which is another distinctive beach, and known for its small cave structures. Don’t miss to take a few pictures of its lavish landscapes at this virgin beach. Also, do keep your beach hats handy as it can get quite hot on sunny days.

How to get to the Red Beach

There are various ways to get to the Red beach of Santorini from any place on this island. Though you can always choose a guided tour for your visit to the Akrotiri religion, here are a few transfer options to get in there.

Airport to Red Beach: 13 kilometres
Port to Red Beach: 10.4 kilometres
Fira to Red Beach: 11.2 kilometres

Private transfers: It’s recommended you book a transfer service in advance online or through the local vendors. Private transfer options include transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP vehicle and can be arranged from your desired pick up point.

Car rental: If you’re looking to discover the top attractions of Santorini at your own pace then a car hire would be the best option. With as little as 14.5 euros per day, you can pick up your car directly from the airport, port or your hotel. But make sure you’re ready for a little walk before you head to the waters, as the parking lot is located quite far from the beach.

Public transfers: Fira is the central bus station of Santorini and well connected to most areas of the islands. From Fira, there are buses to Akrotiri approximately every 1.5 hours, and the Red Beach is a 10-15 minute walk from there. The bus schedules might be seasonal, do check on the daily schedule before you board on the bus.

Tip: Buses don’t always halt on every scheduled stop of the itinerary, so you’re better off informing the driver about your desired destination so that he makes a stop there.

Red beach
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Across the list of diverse offerings of the island, do not miss to add this volcanic sand beach on the Aegean land of Santorini. There are a hoard of other attractions that you can look forward to as well on this beautiful island and the country of Greece. We, at Pickyourtrail, have some great Greece tour packages to choose from and you can book the dream holiday you were always planning for! So, start planning and happy travelling!

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