About The Red Beach

The eruption of the Thera volcano around 1613 BC buried the prehistoric town of Akrotiri, but created next to it a unique landscape. You only need to glance at the precipitous red cliffs and russet shingle, both products of volcanic activity, to understand how the Red Beach got its name. You can be transported into the exotic embrace of the Red Beach by only a few minutes’ walk or a short ride by kayak daily excursions.