The aptly named Red Beach in Santorini is one of the most unique beaches in the world. Below the surface, the rock formations make for fascinating snorkelling in the clear blue sea, while above the surface, the combination of bright colours make this beach feel other-worldly. The Red Beach is known for its distinctive red coloured sand, which is formed of crushed volcanic rock from the Santorini volcano that sits just a short distance away from the island.
As well as the fascinating red sand, there is plenty of intriguing scenery for visitors take in during their visit to this extraordinary beach, including the striking red cliffs that sit behind the beach and the numerous volcanic rock formations that can be found poking out from the top of the sea’s surface.
The beach is well-equipped with two canteens on site providing supplies for visitors, but it is also very popular due to its fascinating and unique nature, so arrive early to make sure you get a prime spot on this mesmerising beach.