Santorini best boat trips: What not to miss
Santorini beckons travelers to reveal its secrets from a different point of view. Give in to your wanderlust and embark on a blue sea experience and dreamy adventure with excursions & tours to the volcanic islands of the Caldera. Sail through the azure Aegean waters, witness the volcanic landscape blending with the Mediterranean scenery of endless blue, explore the miraculous Caldera and visit the nearby islands. Would you ask for more?
No journey to Santorini can ever be complete without a leisurely boat trip. Let’s find out the ‘hot spots’ that you shouldn’t miss, while sailing around Santorini!
The Red Beach
Located only steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri, the Red Beach is without a doubt the most well-known beach of the island. It is truly a striking image when you first witness its impressive red rock formations, which form a breathtaking unique volcanic landscape. Soaring red lava cliffs drop right to the black-red sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, making the beach a sight that one shouldn’t miss.
The White Beach
Accessible only by boat from Akrotiri and located just behind the Red Beach, the White Beach is another stunning seascape that you simply must not miss. Fine, black sand, pumice stone and gray – white pebbles in the shadow of gigantic white rocks, form a bizarre setting like you’ve never seen before.
A scenic village, built in the slopes of a cliff above the majestic Caldera, facing the fascinating volcano, idyllic Oia is blessed to offer the most exquisite sunset views in Santorini and some of the most magnificent vistas in the world. Quaint whitewashed houses, countless churches and scenic cobblestone alleyways gently sprinkled atop the volcanic cliffs, sculpt scenery of mind-blowing, quintessential beauty against the velvet blue of the Aegean Sea.
Right below Oia at the base of blood-red cliffs lies the picturesque bay of Ammoudi, one of the finest traditional areas of Santorini. This tiny charming port filled with excellent fish tavernas and fishing boats can be reached either on foot, walking down 214 steps from the Oia castle, or by car. A small rocky beach with deep clear blue-green waters stands right next to Ammoudi, ideal for diving.
The Hot Springs
Set at the two uninhabited volcanic islets near the Caldera, Palea & Nea Kameni, the Hot Springs of Santorini are surrounded by deep blue-green waters. Known for their therapeutic benefits, the hot springs offer the perfect setting to relax among the copper-colored rocks, soak in the warm volcanic waters or enjoy sulphurous mud baths. The temperature of the waters reaches approximately the 33 Celsius.
Indulge in the virgin beauty of the Aegean Sea and cross the blue waters with friends, family or on a romantic cruise with your other half. Santorini beckons guests to give into marvelous sunset experiences around the awe-inspiring Caldera.
Enter a truly inspiring adventure and unveil the wonders of Santorini. Embark on your blue sea adventure, to explore the breathtaking volcano, the secluded beaches of Santorini and the neighboring Greek islands.