The red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini, well known for the unique color of the sand and the hill behind it. You will see the soaring red lava cliffs dropping onto the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea. This makes for a majestic setting and one to enjoy. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the hillside . Also the reason which most visitors tend to admire the view is the along the years the path is a bit rocky and decide to go half way and see it from a distance.