Red Beach near Matala, Crete, has a perfect combo of picturesque location and laid-back atmosphere. As the rumor goes, it was first discovered by hippies, and luckily it hasn’t been discovered by mass tourism yet. Perhaps it helps that you need to walk up and down a trail to reach the beach, but it’s worth every step. Thanks to it, you also get a bird-eye view of the beach itself and surroundings.
You can see that its sand isn’t exactly red, rather dark orange, and it changes its shade when wet.
I enjoyed lying in that warm big-grain sand without a towel.
Mr Sandman and the purple rock 🙂
The water was perfect for swimming and snorkeling: clear, calm and balmy.
We took a different trail on the way back, which provided yet another great view. We stayed there for a day, but there is a campground nearby, if you want to stay longer.
7 thoughts on “Red Beach, Crete”
Going ther next summer
Great! May go next year
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I love Red beach !!!! Its an oasis !!! Wish i could get there next summer again.
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Active Naturists report from Crete
Awesome! I happened to be in Crete this August also! But I didn’t get chance to tour so much as it is such a big island! Next time I shall check out this place! Have you been to Milos? It has the most most wonderful beaches to offer in the Cyclades!
Wishing I could go back to Greece.
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