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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 Akrotiri has to offer by arranging your trip with our Akrotiri travel itinerary maker.
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  • Posted by my 9 year old daughter: Hot.....not! In Santorini, Greece you think you hit the spot and got the best deal. You get to see and hike on an active volcano and swim in hot springs! The volcano ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • A liitle rocky island placed right beside Nea Kameni island.Here are the Hot Springs and all the tours make a short stop here.Take care:a swim in that hot springs could blotch your swimming suit as lo...  more »