Palea Kameni, Santorini

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Formed over the past two millennia by repeated volcanic eruptions, Palea Kameni represents an uninhabited islet that has since become known for its therapeutic hot spring, which sits a short 100 m (328 ft) distance from the rocky lava coastline. Visitors must visit the islet by boat, and strong swimmers are often given the chance to jump right from the boat to swim to the hot spring. The acidic water is full of sulfur, iron, and rust-colored mud, which is deemed therapeutic by some. The spring itself is tepid in temperature, but does offer a distinct change from the temperature of the surrounding open water. Be sure to wear a dark swimsuit and bring dark towels, as the water's contents will stain anything lighter. Make Palea Kameni a centerpiece of your Fira vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fira online trip builder .
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  • The place is included in the boat trip, worth, only that it is essential to know how to swim, the boat leaves you at a certain point and you have to approach. Water is reddish brown and often stain clothing, so I advise to bring dark swimsuit.
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  • The small island of palea Kameni is created from lava and effulgent has several sulphur springs of hot water with the characteristic yellow color. One of them, and the biggest, located in the Bay of Ag. Nicholas. The tours made by boat are OK in their schedule a stop here for dip. It is certainly something extraordinary but not so special
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  • As per my title, this is done as part of the nea kameni boat trip, it's a much smaller island and unless you are swimming you cannot actually set foot on the island. You'll probably end up going as th...  more »
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