Some 500 metres from the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri, on the south west coast of Santorini, is Red Beach, otherwise known as “Kokkini Paralia”. The name is taken from the unique colour of the surrounding rocks and cliffs, as well as the stunning black and red shingle. The contrast between the red and black of the beach with the bright blue of the sea creates a magical setting.
Red beach is preferred by people who love adventure and who are fascinated by striking landscape. The beach is accessible only on foot, so a pair of practical shoes would be recommended. If you choose this beach for swimming and if you are an adventurous person, our Santorini Car Rental Agency recommends renting a jeep for beach excursions, and enjoying the several “off the beaten track” trails scattered around the island.
Location: 8 km south west from Fira
Description: Red Beach ‘Kokkini Paralia’ was christened because of the steep red rock faced cliffs backing the beach. You have to park and walk for a few minutes to arrive at the beach.
Things to do at Red Beach: