Experience the beauty of Santorini on a captivating half-day catamaran tour departing from Vlychada Marina. Glide across the clear blue waters and witness renowned sights, including the Venetian Lighthouse, Indian Rocks, Red Beach, and White Beach. Immerse yourself in a swimming and snorkelling excursion while enjoying panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the charming Cyclades Islands during the return trip. Indulge in a delectable buffet-style BBQ meal and sip on refreshing drinks from the open bar on board. Choose between a daytime or evening sail and after the cruise, enjoy the convenience of being dropped off anywhere on the island.
Make your way to the marina in time to board the sailboat. Join a small group of fellow travellers and find a comfortable spot on the catamaran.
The journey begins with a sail to the Red Beach, located next to the historical village of Akrotiri, and the White Beach. Pass by the Indian Rocks and reach the tip of the island, where the Venetian Lighthouse stands as a historic landmark. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the nearby Greek islands and the sparkling Aegean Sea. Sail towards Apronisi Island, cruising close to the caldera coast for captivating views of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Old Port, and Fira.
Continue the adventure to the volcanic hot springs, where you can take a dip in the invigorating sulfurous waters. Explore the island of Nea Kameni, where you have the opportunity to snorkel in one of the protected coves. Along the way, savour a delightful buffet featuring barbecue dishes, accompanied by refreshing Greek salads, soft drinks, and locally produced wines. After the cruise, return to the marina, where a driver can drop you off at any desired location on the island.
Course of Events:
- Red Beach: One of Santorini's most stunning beaches, known for its distinctive red colouration caused by rich minerals and iron soil. Pause for photos. No disembarking or swimming. Duration: 20 minutes.
- White Beach: Sail by the impressive white rock formation and capture photos of the picturesque White Beach. No disembarking or swimming. Duration: 10 minutes.
- Mesa Pigadia Beach: Stop at Mesa Pigadia Bay for the first swimming or relaxation session. No disembarking on the beach. Duration: 30 minutes.
- Akrotiri Lighthouse (Pass By): Sail by the black rock and head towards the southwestern cape of Santorini, where the Venetian lighthouse stands.
- Palea Kameni: Pause at the hot springs for a refreshing swim in the natural sulfurous waters, offering a spa-like experience. Duration: 30 minutes.
- Nea Kameni: Reach the Volcano of Santorini, also known as Nea Kameni Island. Learn about the history of Santorini and its volcanic eruption. The northern cove of the volcano provides an ideal setting for swimming and snorkelling, allowing you to enjoy privacy away from crowded areas. While onboard, the crew prepares a delicious buffet or snack menu consisting of traditional dishes.