Santorini, the volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, boasts a rare and unparalleled natural beauty, unlike any other location in the world. The island’s unique topography allows visitors to not only discover its history but also admire the breathtaking views overlooking the caldera.
Despite its last eruption occurring in the 1950s, the Santorini volcano remains active and the caldera is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Throughout history, the volcano has played both creative and destructive roles with repeated eruptions shaping the island itself and creating a small complex of volcanic islands at the heart of the caldera, which is named Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni.
Surrounding these volcanic islands are the famous Santorini Hot Springs, a popular destination for travelers seeking the therapeutic and health benefits of warm sulfuric waters. These waters have long been considered a holy grail for their healing properties, thanks to the high concentration of sulfur present in the warm, yellowish waters.
For an unparalleled experience, consider taking a boat tour to admire the beauty of the Volcano, with Santorini boat trips being a must-do activity for anyone visiting the island. Aboard Caldera Yachting’s catamarans, visitors can enjoy unique sailing experiences and visit destinations only accessible by boat, including the Red & White Beach, Black Beach, the thermal springs of the volcano, and the island of Thirasia. The black lava rocks found throughout these destinations provide a tactile connection to the history of the region and offer visitors an opportunity to experience it first-hand.
Experience the best of Santorini by choosing one of Caldera Yachting’s private caldera cruises and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with a delicious Greek meal on board as you cruise through a stunning landscape that blends the milky white of the sugar-cube houses, the azure of the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean sky. With unparalleled natural beauty, unique views, and healing waters, Santorini is a destination that should be at the top of everyone’s travel list.