Hot springs of Santorini: dive into nature’s spa!
Discover the hot springs of Santorini, our island’s natural spa. The volcano, Santorini’s most notorious attraction, is behind our homeland’s enchanting appearance and magical aura. It is also the reason for the therapeutic hot springs that occur naturally around the bay of Agios Nikolaos, a popular swimming spot. Join us for a wonderful tour to the hot springs. Dive into the healing waters and prepare for a marine mud bath that will invigorate you. It is a sensational experience for people of all ages. Adults can benefit from the therapeutic properties of the waters, while children will revel in the fun of this novelty activity.
How to get to the hot springs:
– You will find the hot springs of Santorini around Palea and Nea Kameni isles, that were created following the volcano’s eruption of 1570.
– You can reach the hot springs by taking our Santorini daytime premium cruise, from Ammoudi Bay, right beneath Oia at 10.30 am. We set sail towards Thirasia, the third island that was formed by the aforementioned eruption of 1570, before reaching the hot springs.
– We stop for a while in order for our passengers to spend some time enjoying the soothing, warm waters of the hot springs of Santorini.
Some facts about the hot springs:
– Nea Kameni is the larger of the two and contains volcanic craters which are considered to be active until today.
– Do not fret, it is entirely safe to visit! The volcanic ‘breathing’ that has been observed occurs underwater, and it is monitored. Scientists check for changes in the temperatures which allows them to predict the next eruption within a few months to up to a year in advance.
– Reaching the hot springs of Santorini, expect dark, reddish, muddy waters. Don’t be alarmed as this is a natural occurrence. It is the sulfur, iron and manganese that make it so. The temperature is more warm than hot, ranging from 30 – 35 degrees Celsius.
– The therapeutic properties of the hot springs of Santorini are bountiful. You can relieve conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, muscle stiffness, myoskeletal tensions, fascia injuries and joint pains by soaking in the hot springs. The hot springs also do wonders for people with skin disorders such as dermatitis and psoriasis.
Tip for your visit to the hot springs:
– Don’t wear your best bathing suit. The sulfur in the waters gives off a funny kind of smell that may be difficult to get rid of. Wear an old bathing suit so that you do not have to worry about getting it ruined.
– Bring a change of bathing suit to swap whilst you get back on board our catamaran.