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Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos)

Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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One of the most beautiful beaches in Crete.

This beach is such a beauty.. Gold, soft sand which at sunset with the colours of August and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Not so special as described

Decided to go to the red beach with my family and friends. From Matala you need to "climb" up to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roberto S
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Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is such a beauty.. Gold, soft sand which at sunset with the colours of August and September turn to red goldy sand.. To the right magnificent rocks with beautifully carved figures on them decorate the landscape and to the left there is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go to the red beach with my family and friends. From Matala you need to "climb" up to the hill, before having the chance to walk down to the see. (Pretty hard for young kids under 6/7 would say). There are two different...More

Thank Roberto S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect nudist beach! You can reach there from matala village by climbing through the side Hill for about 45 minutes!

Thank Vasilis V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful beach crystal clear water!everything is near you drinks and food and an amazing sunset in front of your face .not many places on Crete have a concept like Matala do.!!!

Thank Kostas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach you reach after a 20' hike (30' on the way back! Make sure you carry fresh water with you.). The view from the top of the mountain is stunning and the beach is worth the effort. Blue water and red sand. There's a...More

Thank Raffaella G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice quiet baech near matala only you have to go there on foot from a path near the center of the village

Thank manotek8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this beach despite the long and very hot walk. It is a nudist beach so worth knowing, it was very liberating but worth knowing in case that's not your thing. I wasn't keen on the one taverna there although the mohito was fab,...More

Thank Alison O
Reviewed 11 July 2017

the best beach ever with red sand and little depth sea and john a friendly guy with a refreshment"s shop...

1  Thank Γιωργος Κ
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

On the left of the town at 15/20min walk up and down hill, you will find this little paradise. They are umbrellas for rent at 2euro and there is Yannis bar where you can seat and drink coffee water beer coke and the famous and...More

1  Thank Ericlive
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The beach itself is gorgeous with a small reef to the left and a flat shelf to the right. The hike is arduous in the heat so go early in the morning and wear sturdy covered shoes. The sand is soft but will burn your...More

1  Thank jerryandrachel
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