Take a Boat Tour of Santorini During Your Stay

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Santorini is one of the most recognizable of all the Greek islands. Whitewashed buildings sit perched on the ancient caldera, shining in the sun. The surrounding waters of the Aegean sparkle a deep, crystal blue and contrast nicely with the buildings. This island has been luring visitors for centuries, and it still remains one of the top travel destinations in Greece.

When people visit the island, they’re usually more than happy to explore everything the island has to offer. But, it can be fun to explore more than just the land. The water around Santorini is intriguing, as well, especially since it offers ways to observe the island from a different angle. Here’s a look at some of the ways you can tour Santorini by boat:


Sailing is  popular sport on the island of Santorini and one that you may enjoy doing while you’re here. Consider visiting the Santorini Sailing Center in Imerovigli or some of the other sailing establishments located throughout the island. You can either take lessons or simply join up on a sailing excursion where you leave the actual sailing to the experts. Other place to enjoy sailing include Santorini Sailing in Firostefani,  Spiridakos Sailing Cruises in Fira, and the Sunset Sailing Cruises in Oia. Whether you take a tour of the island during the day or a sailing cruise at sunset, you can’t go wrong with an excursion on a sailboat.


Another type of boating excursion you can take while on Santorini are those that take place on a yacht. Generally speaking, yachts are the most luxurious of all the boats, and it is the perfect outing for those who want to relax on the water in an elegant setting. Consider contacting the Santorini Yachting Club, which is located in Oia, if you want to take advantage of all things yachting. They offer rentals, sunset cruises, and more. This is also the place to go if you need a yacht rental for a special event, such as a wedding or a bachelor party.

Day Tours

Another great way to see Santorini by boat is to take a day cruise. There are several types of excursions you can take. Those who want to learn something about the surrounding area should look into taking an informative tour. There are also some nearby places that you can visit by boat, such as Mykonos, which is close by, and Delos, which is also nearby. You can either hire a tour company to take you to some of these places. You can also tour the island during peak times of the day, such as during sunset. These types of cruises offer beautiful views of sunset!

While on Santorini, you will no doubt want to spend time exploring the island on land. However, you won’t want to miss the chance to exploring it by sea, as well. There are plenty of opportunities to do that, you just need to pick the type of excursion that you’ll truly enjoy.

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