At the southern end of the Greek island of Santorini sits Red Beach, where sand is made of solidified lava from the volcanic caldera. The beach is small and secluded with loungers, umbrellas and some rustic tavernas built into the caves at the base of the cliffs.
Red Beach is also a wonderful snorkelling spot and there are a number of rocky hiking trails around the surrounding cliffs. The island of Santorini is also home to Black Beach and White Beach, both named for their extraordinary sand colours.
How to visit: Drop anchor off the coast of the island and tender to shore to explore Santorini’s multicoloured cliffs and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
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