On an unusually touristy day, we decided to hop on to the day cruise that ships to hot springs, volcano craters and Thirassaria island, passes by Oia in the evenings and ships you back to Santorini for a perfect evening supper.
Economically priced at 20 euros, the trip is great for a leisure day on the sea. Pack a pair of bikini, slide on some shades and wear a sun dress & you are all set to slide down on cable cars, at the old port.
The first stop arrived quickly – The Caldera volcanic craters. Its quite a climb, but worth getting exhausted. Trekking on the black rock sheds trails to the Hellanic volcanic arc, accumulated over 2 million years.
As we climbed higher and higher, our camera captured some eye-popping views.
Be sure to carry refreshments and water, the sun can get pretty annoying.
Also pop in the selfie stick, so very useful on top of an isolated volcano peak.
After an hour, the journey set sail again. On the sea, you will notice larger ships gushing by.
Its almost impossible to take your eyes off the Aegean sea anyway.
On our way to Thirassaria island for lunch, we got off mid-sea and soaked in the chills of the water. The hot springs were nearby- as warm as a blanket, the yellow water changes color almost immediately. A happy half an hour in the sea gets you hungry.
By the time the sister island arrived, the sun was shining bright and nice.
Captain John restaurant was waiting with a buffet full of food, which we shamefully bulked up on our plates and parked beside the anchored boat.
Though the lunch was no great shakes, tums were too hungry to notice. The sea tempted us to hunt & cook up our own lunch.
While sailing back to Fira, the sun began to set. Snuggling is a great activity on the deck.
So is doting the sky and music of the waves. Sights get intimidating.
Oia was a stunner as sunrays shone before going down. What a wonderful day it was!
The sunset cruise is an option many would enjoy, if you are caught up during the day. There are also luxury catamarans which accommodate a group of four or six and stop by where ever you please. Next time you are in Santorini, totally book this day cruise.
We were back in time at the villa for sunset.
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