Day 122- Boat Ride to the Volcano and Hot Springs

Today after our breakfast, we headed out to catch the boat that we booked the day before. We climbed down the cliff (532 very steep 3 meter steps) and got on one of these super cool boats!   

The 15 minute trip to the volcano gave us great views of the island behind us! 

The 15 minute trip to the volcano gave us great views of the island behind us! 

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It was cool to be on a giant landmass of just rock! 

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We had an hour and a half to hike around the volcano. There were several craters where the volcano has erupted from. The one I’m standing by is from the most recent eruption in the 1920s! 

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After our exploration, we all got back on the boat and went over to the little island behind the volcano. It is a little cove where people can swim in a hot springs! It was a little chilly for me and Alexander can’t swim so we wouldn’t be able to make it past the 25 meters of cold ocean water before reaching the springs. Only 2 people on our boat decided to do it and they said the water wasn’t even warm anyway! However, I think everyone enjoyed laying in the sun on the boat and enjoying the views! 

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Once we got back to the main island, when everyone else took the cable car or a donkey back up the hill, we walked it! By the time we got back up, it was time for a late lunch in town. We got gyros again, because, YUM! And we of course had to have another one of those amazing waffles! 

After our tasty treat, we went back to our room and about that time we got to see one last Santorini sunset!  

After our tasty treat, we went back to our room and about that time we got to see one last Santorini sunset!