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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. See Palea Kameni and all Fira has to offer by arranging your trip with our Fira travel itinerary maker.
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  • You are going to Palea Kameni for the hotsprings. These are delicious! Some are so incredibly hot! It is also cool to the rocks to touch, these give first an orange color and then black ash. Do you need to get used to the smell that there is, this is not quite pleasant.
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  • It is not compulsory to swim out here but those who wish to swim in the hot springs have to swim from their boats into the muddy-looking bay. It is not possible for the boat to pull up to land since i...  more »
  • It is most have arrived on the set and go on vacation. Hot springs and go sea, from the ship into the Ocean Dive sulfur ebbed and flowed in that and go in swimming well. Not so much experience so interesting.
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