When researching what to do in Santorini, the number one thing that popped up was “take a sailing cruise.” We took a semi-private premium sunset cruise in Santorini with Spiridakos Sailing Cruises. The experience was amazing and definitely the highlight of our time on the island.
CRUISING IN SANTORINI
Spiridakos offers complimentary transfers in an AC mini van from your hotel and back. We were in Oia at the time, and arranged to be picked up there. After being transported to Vlychada Marina, we boarded Happy Day, a beautiful, spacious catamaran. For the sailing we took, there’s a maximum of 18 passengers allowed on board. We shared the boat with a sweet Australian family, and there was plenty of room for us to spread out and enjoy the boat.
Our first stop after leaving the marina was the Red Beach. We stayed here for about 20 minutes before making our way the White Beach, which is only accessible by boat. Next, it was time for a swim at Mesa Pigadia. Spiridakos provides snorkeling gear and towels.
We then sailed pass the Akrotiri Lighthouse into the Caldera. The view was stunning, and I took this time to enjoy a glass of the complementary white wine our cruise offered. Next, we stopped at the hot springs. Note: The hot spring water is sulfurous, so just make sure not to wear a white bathing suit unless you’re okay with it being ruined.
While stopped at the hot springs, our crew prepared our dinner. The meal was made up of fresh fish, chicken, shrimp, pasta, dips, and of course Greek salad. The food was really good.
Once we were done eating, it was time for the main draw of taking a sunset cruise in Santorini, the sunset. We stopped in the middle of the caldera and got to watch as the sun disappeared below the horizon. It was honestly stunning.
I can’t recommend taking a sunset cruise in Santorini enough. If you ever find yourself on this beautiful island, definitely book a sailing. And for an amazing experience, book it with Spiridakors. The crew were super friendly and fun to be around, the food was delicious, and overall it was a really good experience.
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