Here is everything you need to know about visiting the Red Beach in Santorini Greece.The Red Beach is a one of the Best Santorini Beaches and a must see while you are on the island. The high iron content of the volcanic rock is what gives it the amazing color.
The beach is slightly difficult to reach and I saw many people having a difficult time. You have to climb over a lot of rocks, up and down to reach it. If you struggle with stairs you probably will not be able to get down to it. You will be able to get to the overlook and at least see it. Hopefully, the picture below gives you an idea of the walk down to the beach, so you can decide if it’s something you can do or not. There is a free parking lot for you to park your 4 wheeler at before you walk down. The beach is located on the south part of the island, near Akrotiri village where you can visit some ruins if you like.
The Red Beach: One of the Best Santorini Beaches
A few things to remember when you work to get to the best Santorini beaches: Always go prepared. Here are some of our best tips, and great methods for enjoying your time at one of the best beach locations in Santorini, Greece.
There is only one food and drink option, so your best bet is to take your own food along with a beach towel or two. Bottled water is a must to stay hydrated, and some non-perishable snacks like crackers, chips, pretzels, or trail mix are ideal. If you plan to stay all day long, you’ll want to pack a small cooler with complete meals or plan to spend a bit extra at the one concession area.
For 16 euros you can rent an umbrella and two beach chairs. If you don’t want to rent a chair know that the further you walk down the beach the less rocky it gets, so set up near closer to the chairs. When vacationing, you probably aren’t going to be hauling beach chairs and umbrellas to the best beaches in Santorini, so be prepared for a rental fee. Trust me, it’s worth the expense.
Past the chairs is a little teeny tiny store where you can buy limited drinks and snacks. The selection is quite small, but it’s at least something. Also, down there near the store is a bathroom. You’ll want to remember that. Staying hydrated on the beach is important, so you are going to need the bathroom at some point during your day.
Visiting great Santorini beaches when on vacation in Greece is a must. The Red Beach is a favorite for tourists and locals, and is sure to be a highlight of your vacation!