The Amazing Red Beach of Santorini

One of the most famous and desired holiday destinations in Europe is Santorini, Greece. This island is supernaturally beautiful, with an amazing landscape and wonderful colored beaches. It has become one of the most popular honeymoon spots for newly married couples who want to bask in the glow of love amidst breathtaking sunrise and sunsets.

Aside from that, Santorini boasts of beautiful beaches, cozy villages, world-class restaurants, and luxurious hotels. In the villages, you’ll see dazzling white buildings, narrow streets, snow-clad mountains, gorgeous landscapes, and museums – attractions that would surely make your stay at Santorini very memorable.

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One unique vacation destination in Santorini is the Red Beach. It is located near the ancient site of Akrotiri. The first thing you will notice when you set foot on Red Beach is the startling display of large red and black rock slabs that surround the beachfront. The beach is aptly named because of this and because of the red sand, which are actually volcanic ruins. These deliver a striking contrast to the cobalt blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

This dazzling display attracts thousands of beachgoers and adventure-seekers year in and year out. In fact, some tourists visit the Red Beach simply because of the photographic scenery that can be summed up in one word – amazing.

When you go to the Red Beach, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a different dimension, one that provides a welcome respite from the bustling city life. The beach is only accessible by car or boat, and nearly all of its sides are surrounded by astounding rock formations; thus, you’d feel as if you’re in a secluded, private island.

Unlike the other seafronts in Santorini, the area where Red Beach can be found holds fewer restaurants and bars. Hence, tourists can enjoy a peaceful and serene day at the beach. Nevertheless, you can enjoy delicious authentic seafood that comes to you fresh from the sea or an exotic cocktail especially mixed for you in one of the cozy restaurants near the beach.

One thing you need to remember about the Red Beach, though, is that it’s a naturist friendly beach. This means nude sunbathers who are soaking up the sun abound there. Therefore, you had better prepare yourself since you would certainly be privy to such sightings at the beach.

A great place to stay in Santorini is Apanema Aegean Luxury Hotel and Suites, which is just a stone’s throw away from the beach. One of the best features of this luxury accommodation is the vaulted rooms that are actually carved into the volcanic rock. Hence, the rooms blend seamlessly into the magnificent landscape. The rooms and villas offer one of the best shows ever – Santorini’s majestic sunset – so staying cooped up in your room will not leave you wanting for anything.

Your busy life can make you immune to the things around you, so it’s very important that you try to rekindle your sense of wonder any time you have the chance. A trip to Santorini, Greece and a day spent at the Red Beach can do just that. Be ready to leave your cares behind and brace yourself for the amazing surprises in store for you when you set foot on the Red Beach.

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7 Comments

  1. Jonathan Diesta

    June 16, 2013 at 1:11 am

    What a beautiful website for a Pinoy who traveled beaches and crossing the seas n seven continents. Great job and Santorini, Greece is a captivating place to visit

  2. Jessica Cassidy

    June 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I first know Santorini from KC movie “For the first time” and what a beautiful place to explore with your family. I love the views and the rocks around the beach. It looks beautiful and I bet watching sunset is romantic too 🙂

  3. Franc Ramon

    June 16, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I haven’t seen a red beach. This would be an great place to visit in Santorini aside from the usual white structures.

  4. Gabriella Pintac

    August 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Aaah Santorini! Definitely one of my most desired places to visit someday 🙂

  5. veronica lee

    August 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve never seen a red beach either! How extraordinary! I can imagine how spectacularly beautiful it must be!

  6. Lynzi cook

    August 14, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Wow! Never heard of this place, it looks so beautiful! Maybe a second honeymoon 🙂

  7. Tim

    August 18, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Nice post — have never been to Greece but have always wanted to go there. The red beach of Santorini sounds and looks amazing!

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