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Santorini, Greece

Welcome to Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. But this is not just an island on the Aegean Sea, it’s an active volcano! Santorini is a dream destination for many people and it’s known for being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Famous for the impressive village of Caldera, its volcano, and romantic sunsets, Santorini is the perfect European getaway for any adventurous traveler. Known for being one of the most romantic destinations in Greece, this is the perfect place for anyone who wants to enjoy some fun in the sun with their friends and family while out on the water. With a Santorini boat rental, you can cruise around the coast and enjoy the incredible geological heritage this beautiful town has to offer.

 

DESTINATION GUIDE

Meet the Caldera

Thousands of years ago, the local volcano created a sea lagoon known today as Caldera, one of the main sights that drives people to come to Santorini. With your Santorini boat rental, you can cruise around and make your own postcards while enjoying this Greek gem. On your trip, you can dock up and explore amazing views of the cities Oia and Fira. Oia’s cliffs overlook Caldera from the north and are also known as being the most popular touristic city on the island. On the eastern side, you will spot the cliffs of Fira, and enjoy the full beauty of Santorini.

Enjoy Colorful Beaches

If you want a full taste of the island, rent a sailboat in Santorini. If you like diving or snorkeling, this trip is a perfect opportunity to dive into the waters of red and white beaches. Their unique color is the product of many volcanic eruptions. These beaches are only accessible by boat so you will have plenty of privacy. Continue sailing by hot springs, the Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse where you can drop the anchor and enjoy some Greek delicacies and local wines. You can continue this trip by the Black Mountain and take a chance to enjoy Santorini’s beautiful sunset.

Visit a Volcanic Spa in the Aegean Sea

You can get a different look at Caldera by renting a speedboat in Santorini and going on a day cruise. With your Santorini boat rental, you can explore one-of-a-kind caves with churches built in them and old stairs made by miners for excavations in the cliffs. If you are up for some adventure, challenge yourself and go to the small island of Palea Kameni, where you can dive into the thermal waters that form a volcanic spa. After enjoying the bath, we recommend you to dock up and visit Palia Kameni’s famous cocktail bar where you can enjoy the best cocktails in Santorini and watch the glorious sunset from a fresh perspective.

Dive into the Volcanic Depths

Santorini is known for the excellent visibility of its clear waters, which makes the island attractive to divers. The depth of these waters can reach up to 50 meters, so you shouldn’t miss the unique opportunity to dive within the Caldera. What makes this place more exciting for diving, is that it still shows signs of underwater volcanic activity. Here you will not see abundant marine life but instead, can admire the underwater geomorphology made by volcanic eruptions. With a boat rental in Santorini, you can see the beauty of this destination’s depths that are filled with shipwrecks, caves, and reefs!

Explore the island of Thirassia

After you’ve had a nice lunch and want to get away from the crowds in Oia and Fira, we recommend you take your boat rental from Santorini and visit the island of Thirassia. This island was once connected to Santorini before the volcanic eruption and offers a variety of wall diving opportunities. The capital of Thirassia is Manolas, a village with small, picturesque and colorful houses with big gardens full of blossoms. Here, you can witness incredible geological history. While visiting Thirassia, you should see the beautiful black beach in Korfos, a long beach with black sand and pebbles, surrounded by deep waters perfect for exploring.

Explore the island of Thirassia

After you’ve had a nice lunch and want to get away from the crowds in Oia and Fira, we recommend you take your boat rental from Santorini and visit the island of Thirassia. This island was once connected to Santorini before the volcanic eruption and offers a variety of wall diving opportunities. The capital of Thirassia is Manolas, a village with small, picturesque and colorful houses with big gardens full of blossoms. Here, you can witness incredible geological history. While visiting Thirassia, you should see the beautiful black beach in Korfos, a long beach with black sand and pebbles, surrounded by deep waters perfect for exploring.

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