Red Beach & Agios Georgios

Red Beach & Agios Georgios

Today once again was jam packed with site seeing and activities. My day started with a tour of the ancient site of Akrotiri, where I was able to see a city buried under the ground 3 stories deep! It was fascinating to think about what technology and civilization was like not hundreds, but thousands, of years ago.

Santorini: Red Beach

The red beach is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini according to any travel blog you may read. It is located only a short bus ride away from Akrotiri. Since this beach is actually really small, it creates a much moreĀ  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 headland. Of course, we choose to walk all the way down and take a dip! The access was more challenging that I anticipated. It would be beneficial to bring a pair of sneakers and then change into flip flops once you actually reach the beach.

Santorini: Agios Georgios

This beach is also known as the “black beach” because yes, the sand is actually black!! Which also makes it unbearably hot to stand on, so unless you are walking on sand that is partially covered by water, you definitely want to have sandals you can get wet with you! A few of the girls and I decided to rent umbrellas and seats so that we had a relaxing place to lay in the sun. Most prices average about 5 euros. This beach also has a wide range of restaurants with beautiful views of the water where you can order food and drinks, without loosing your umbrella!