A little further lies the magnificent island of Santorini, home of one of the most famous volcanoes in the world with breathtaking views over the cliffs, amazing picturesque local wineries and much more. The island was created after a huge eruption of a volcano, occurred in 17th century B.C., which shaped the breathtaking caldera.
Cruising along the coastline, we arrive at Akrotiri’s Red Beach, admired for its distinct red hue, caused by the rich in volcanic minerals soil. Following we go to Mesa Pigadia for a swim break. Next we sail towards the White Beach, which is only accessible by boat. A stop for swimming and snorkeling is highly recommended. No one can resist the crystal clear blue waters with the rich underwater environment and reefs. Leaving the White Beach and heading to the Venetian Lighthouse, sail below the Indian Rocks through caves and rock formations, characteristic to the Aegean landscape. Later, we enter the Caldera for a unique view of the whole bay. The picturesque white houses of Fira and Imerovigli villages are hanging from the cliffs consisted of basalt and pumice. Rock formations of the volcanic islands of Palea and Nea Kammeni unfold before your eyes. Our sailing route includes a close sail by the volcano crater and a full view of it. Palea Kammeni, an inhabitant volcanic island next to the volcano, offers unique private bays and beaches, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, perfect to enjoy your own privacy away from crowded locations. Our next stop is at the Hot Springs. This is where another swim break takes place in the sulfurous waters that provide a natural spa. With the breathtaking views of Thirassia Island as a backdrop matching the picturesque Village of Oia, your experience shall culminate in the most unique and unforgettable way possible.
The worldwide famous sunset, Santorini caldera, volcanic cliffs dotted with whitewashed houses, and the volcano create a beautiful landscape worth exploring.
Suggested tour: Daily tour/ Transfer
Miles: 140 nm