You can’t visit Santorini without going sailing! Santorini Sailing has the perfect catamaran trip that takes you around the entire island and ends with you being able to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean. The tour starts at the Oia port and sails to a secluded spot, where you can hop off and go swimming. In fact there is even a plank where you can jump off! Or you can stay on board, soak up the sun and take advantage of the included beverages such as sodas, water, beer and wine.
We then sailed by the islands infamous volcano where we got off to swim in the crater’s hot spring. The closer you get to the volcano, the warmer it gets. Try to not wear a light colored bathing suit, because it can affect the color slightly, leaving a bit of black on it. This is only if you swim very close to the volcano. Mine wasn’t affected since I didn’t go all the way up to the volcano.
After some more sailing, we stopped at another location to swim and then came back for dinner. Before we ate, one of the crew members taught us how to make tzatziki sauce. I need to try and recreate it because it was absolutely delicious!
The dinner itself had a full variety of food to choose from. At first the crew gives you a plate and comes around, serving you a bit of everything, so that you can relax without having to wait on a line to get the food. You can of course, go back and take as much as you want later. I didn’t know when the food was going to end! Pasta, chicken, pork, Greek salad, eggplant, potatoes… more and more food kept coming out, but I certainly wasn’t complaining. Everything was mouth wateringly delicious. My favorites were the Greek salad, pork and tzatziki. Yum!
The next destination was to the red and white beaches. We stopped at the red beach to swim for a short while, but to be honest I was so full, I felt like I would have sank to the bottom, so I decided to stay on board!
At this point it was time for the sunset. I finally know why everyone raves about the sunset here, it is stunning! I wish the sky always looked this way, with its beautiful blue, orange and yellow colors. The crew members were incredibly nice, taking photos for everyone and helping them figure out the proper camera setting for the sunset.
Eventually, we headed back to the port. Instead of arriving into the same port, we were brought to a different one, which was great as it meant that we were able to see new scenery before we departed the boat.
**Thank you Santorini Sailing for hosting me. As always, my opinions are my own.