Take advantage of your Greece yacht charter in the Cyclades to discover the glorious island of Santorini. The small volcanic archipelago captivates yacht charterers with its legendary beauty: villages with white and blue shades, cliffs plunging into the sea, magnificent sunsets as well as black sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Santorini is full of things to see and do during a yacht rental: swimming and snorkeling, romantic walks, hiking, boat cruises, shopping... Here is a summary of the best things to do during your next yacht charter in Santorini.
TAKE A WALK ALONG THE CALDERA
Enjoy a sunset from the deck of your yacht
Go to the Red Beach
In the south of the island, near the village of Akrotiri, there is a surprisingly beautiful beach that owes its name to the impressive red cliffs that surround it. You can access it by a small path, in the middle of which rocks have collapsed, so remember to put on proper shoes. Walking along the shoreline, you can access the white beach with its pebbles and impressive cliffs. The place is worth a visit but we recommend you go back to your chartered yacht for the swim – the beach gets crowded in the summer!
Visit the Nea Kameni Natural Geological Park
Several sightseeing tours on the island will take you to the volcano, from there you will need to take a short 10-minute walk to reach the summit and see the crater. From the top of the volcano, you can admire superb views. The volcano is still active and its last eruption dates back to 1950. As a result of the existence of molten rock, fumaroles emerge from the volcano. After this visit, some tours will take you to the island of Palaia Kameni, famous for its hot springs and mud baths.
Step back in time in Akrotiri
The Akrotiri excavations have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean Sea dating back to the 4th millennium BC. Some call the site the " Greek Pompei ". Geologists estimate that the volcano erupted in 1614 BC, covering the entire coastal city with lava. Today, you can stroll around the streets of ancient Akrotiri to see the buildings, houses, squares and mills, all very well preserved as they have long remained covered by volcanic mounds. Akrotiri is an impressive site that will delight archaeology enthusiasts.