Since 1968 when hippies across Europe descended on this paradise to enjoy its natural charms and the company of the tolerant local inhabitants, they discovered that nudity was a permissible activity. Yet red beach has more to offer than simply its unique composition of red lava flows and sand. Caves straddle the shoreline inviting visitors to delve within, perhaps if you’re seeking sunken treasure it may be possible to find some washed up centuries ago just waiting to be uncovered. Certainly the odd dub loon has been recovered over the centuries together with odd artefacts washed up on the shore. So if you’re looking for some mild adventure the caves will certainly keep you entertained.
If you’re interested in history the settlement at Akrotiri contains the ruins of an ancient Minoan City and is close enough to reach by walking from red beach. A little farther on and you will discover white beach, the name given to the white cliffs that surround a grey black beach accessible only by boat.
All equally within walking distance of the red beach area are several hotels, tavernas and cafes offering good food and accommodation at reasonable prices. As mentioned above back in 1968 the local inhabitants proved their tolerance level was very high and today that is still true. Naturism is an accepted part of the red beach environment, however naturists should still make a point to find out for themselves what is and what is not acceptable. The only places you are unlikely to spot a naturist will be when eating.
A retreat to Red Beach for your holiday should prove both enjoyable and interesting. If swimming, sunbathing together with a sprinkling of local history appeal topped off by an environment that is relaxing, comfortable and equipped with modern day facilities then red beach equates very well to your vision of paradise. If you include the pleasant and hospitable local population then paradise gains a bonus because for a holiday to be memorable it is necessary that the people you encounter be of a kind that you have pleasant memories about.