The home of Red Rock Hotel is in Santorini’s Akrotiri, a wonderful spot on the south west part of the island. Ideal for those seeking a more retreat-like holiday in Santorini, Akrotiri can boast amazing views that include both sea and mountain scenery in addition to the Caldera and volcano views, while it is very close to the island’s most iconic beaches.
Use our location as your starting point for discovering the very best of Santorini, here are the top things to see and do during your holiday with us.
The archaeological site of Akrotiri reveals the less known side of Santorini. It displays its ancient past through many artefacts that remain pretty much intact, as the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri was buried by an eruption, leaving its ruins well-preserved. Colourful frescoes and an array of objects such as ovens, ewers and figurines are the ancient remnants at our own, Greek version of Pompeii as it is commonly referred to. Red Rock Hotel is just 2.9 km from Akrotiri Archaeological site.
2.3 km separate Red Rock Hotel from the famous, crimson Red beach of Santorini. The Red beach is especially impressive and is definitely a place to discover while on holiday in Santorini. A dramatic cliff of red volcanic rock gives way to a red beach of pebbly sand that has some sun loungers and umbrellas for your seaside comfort.
The lunar landscape of the White beach is only 1.9 km away from Red Rock Hotel. One of the quaintest beaches, it is essentially on a small cove that is all dressed in white. Made up of pumice rock and gray volcanic sand pebbles, the crystalline waters are perfect for snorkeling and for getting a glimpse into Santorini’s underwater world. Few sunbeds and a small canteen are available on this beach, that can be accessed only by way of boat.
La Ponta is a Venetian style tower in Akrotiri that combines panoramic views with local culture. Located at the castle of Akrotiri, it houses the Greek bagpipe exhibition that also includes some flutes and other musical instruments. Admission is free, and it is a great place to visit, admire the local music traditions and soak in the view from the terrace while enjoying a beverage.
Built in 1892, the lighthouse of Akrotiri is one of the best places to take in the majestic sunset. It beats Oia in terms of crowds while the fact that you can plainly see the whitewashed settlements of Fira and Oia with the sky painted in picture perfect colours framing the background, is priceless.
Santorini horse riding
One amazing experience to be had while on holiday in Santorini is to combine the noble activity of horse riding with the stunning views that the island generously provides. Sunset horse riding on the beach or on the plateaus of Santorini will allow you to fully comprehend the less is more side of the island.