The Red Sand Beach in Santorini is located next to the ancient site of Akrotiri. This small beach features varying shades of red that can easily be seen from the headlands if you decide to not take the rocky path along the mountain to reach the beachfront. Located less than a mile southwest of Ancient Akrotiri, this beach earns its name from its towering red cliffs and dark sand. Travelers say the scenery is stunning: be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the stark contrast between the brick red cliffs and the aquamarine water. Hike to the beach (with the proper footwear) to get an alternative look at its incredibly unique geography.