Morning Semi-Private - Adonis
You will be picked up from your hotel or the nearest pick up point, always within walking distance. You will descend to Athinios Port, where you will be welcomed by the Adonis and its crew.
At 09:45 A.M. we depart and we will begin our adventure. We’ll cruise alongside Santorini’s youngest lavas as we make our way to our first destination, the hydro thermal springs of the Nea Kameni volcano, better known as the hot springs. We will be able to see both of Santorini’s volcanoes found in the Caldera of the island.
We’re scheduled to reach the Hot Springs at 10:15 A.M. We’ll have one hour to our disposal to enjoy the springs, where temperatures can reach a lovely 56°C (132°F). We will provide transfer by dinghy for those would rather not swim the distance from the boat to the actual springs, as we cannot enter the springs by boat, due to the shallower waters there. Keep in mind that jewelry might tarnish, because of the high sulphide environment found at the springs. So, the springs are great for the skin, not so great for your jewelry. Do not forget a towel and preferably wear a dark bathing suit, as the mud stains can be quite hard to wash out of your light colored swimming gear. In case of any cardio-vascular or respiratory diseases it is not recommended to partake in this part of the excursion.
At 11:15 A.M. we depart and quickly pass from the warm springs of Palea Kameni, not to swim, as they are much less warm, but we will pass by because its picturesque setup makes for great photos. Then it’s off to Thirassia, the lovely little sister-island of Santorini. We’ll moor in the crystal clear waters at Korfos Bay (Thirassia) with its restaurants down at the waterside and its amazing views from the cliffs. It’s the undiscovered part of Santorini. We will have the opportunity for a quick dip in the sea, until lunch is served aboard the Adonis.
At 12:45 P.M. we’re scheduled to depart and make our way to the northern tip of Santorini, where we find Amoudi Bay with its Red cliffs, topped by some of the island most appraised architecture. A quick photo-shoot there, and then it’s time to enjoy some sailing. We’ll take advantage of the prevailing northern winds to take us back to the port of Athinios, having plenty of opportunities for pictures.
We’re expected back at Athinios Port at 14:15, where transfer will be arranged for a safe return to your hotel.
Sites of Interest
The main port of Santorini, situated approximately 10 kilometres from the capital Fira and 23km from Oia, at the bottom of the caldera.
Athinios is connected to the capital and other villages by buses running in coordination with the timetable of boat arrivals and departures.
The port is surrounded by steep cliffs. The ride to their top takes place on the winding road and it’s an adventure itself.
Thermal waters near Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, two small islands of volcanic origin just off the coast of Santorini.
The water there is warm and has yellow tint which indicates the presence of sulphur compounds known for its healing benefits.
You can only reach the place by boat and then you get off to swim around.
The small island near Santorini, was once a part of Santorini until the volcanic eruption around 1500 B.C. broke the island into many pieces.
Its capital is called Thirassia or Manolas. Korfos is the port of Manolas, with traditional tavernas down at the waterside.
The harbour welcomes plenty of day-trip tourists coming to Thirassia from Santorini.