AKROTIRI & RED BEACH

22/4/19

On our second day in Santorini, we visited the Akrotiri Archaeological Site which James was keen to visit.

Over to you, Wikipedia:

Akrotiri is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption sometime in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks.

I won’t lie to you, it didn’t rock my world but if you’re into archaeology then you’ll have an absolute (indoor) field day here!

Now this is more my kinda thing…

James and I both went for the meal from the sign of the first restaurant that caught our eye and it was pretty tasty.

Lovely day for a walk by the harbour.

A pretty church that we passed before heading to the red beach.

The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on Santorini  and it was well worth the slightly rocky walk.

Although the beach is classed as unsafe due to being prone to landslides, hundreds of visitors still visit every day.

Including Jamon with his iced coffee for mild exercise fuel.

The contrasting colours of soaring red lava cliffs and clear blue waters are truly stunning.

It was definitely our favourite beach in Santorini!

In the evening, we chilled in our hotel room and caught up on Game of Thrones while devouring pizza from Il Forno which was rated the best restaurant in Kamari, where we were staying!

However, I’ll spare you photos of James in his unlimited supply of Calvin Klein boxers…

See you next time where we’ll be visiting the capital, Fira!

xxx

4 thoughts on “AKROTIRI & RED BEACH

  1. Loved reading your little holiday post. Weirdly, I used to be obsessed with archaeology so I would have had a blast at the ruins. haha

    x

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