|My young sister posing for the camera.|
I am not sure about you but the current weather situation in London has me wishing I was somewhere sunny. Luckily, I still have more pictures from sunny escapes over the summer. One being my trip to Greece in July which saw my sister, one of her closest friends and I visit Greece, passing through Athens(posts to come) and Santorini.
As popular as Santorini is for weekend getaways, honeymoons, beach vacations for the lads and the girl's getaway, it's also small enough to get lost and have moments of peace and quiet without hordes of tourists in your path. Leaving London in search of sun, sea and sand we were three girls hungry for shots of serotonin and what better place to dose up than beach hoping around the island of Santorini?!
Beaches packed with volcanic minerals, from red sand beaches, black sand, white sand and your usual golden sand beaches. Santorini beaches have it all! The coolest way to beach hop, of course is by way of sailing around Santorini. There are several options when it comes to what is on offer. The choice simply depends on your budget and comfort requirements.
You will have a choice between larger boats that cater to 50-100 on board, catamarans for between 6-36 people per boat. These usually come inclusive of the pick-up from your hotel, food on board, stops at some of the beaches for a swim as well as a stop by the hot springs for a swim around the volcano. You may also have time to climb the volcano.
Prices for these tours range from 50-60 Euros for the larger boats with more people on board, about 90-150 Euros for the catamaran with between 6-36 people. You can also charter the boats with friends for a little over 1000 Euros, which provides more flexibility on where around the Island you visit, although, our group being some we had flexibility on where we went and how long we stayed there before moving on. While this option was suitable when we chartered a boat in Malta, this time round we opted for the catamaran with a limit of 10 people, also choosing one with all adults on board. The beauty of these tours is that you get to see most if not all of Santorini's coolest beaches without crowds, your own chef on-board to serve up a seafood feast and while everyone is huddled up in Oia for the sunset, you get to see that sun go down at sea. An absolutely spectacular view! Below are some of the shots from our sailing around Santorini.
For sailing around Santorini or even chartering a boat to sail around Greek Islands then check out Santorini Sea Excursions or Santorini Sailing.
Watching The Sun Go Down In Santorini
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