We woke up bright and early on Day 2, as we had booked a full-day tour around Santorini. Two-way transfer from our hotel was included, and thus we were ferried to the New Port at around 8.30am.
My sister and I posing in front of our boat for the day! 🙂
And here’s mum and I! It was a really hot day, hence our sunglasses haha. We applied generous amounts of sunscreen lotion as well, as we did not want our skin to peel from sunburn. :p If you are out at sea in the hot summer months, do bring a pair of sunglasses, or a cap. They’ll be your lifesavers I tell you.
View from the boat as we made our way around the coast of Santorini! Really pretty views! 🙂
Our first stop was Nea Kameni, a volcanic island just off Santorini’s coast. You can see Santorini some way off behind haha.
Being an uninhabited (I think?) volcanic island, there were many rocks strewn around, and there was a slight sulfur smell as well. The volcano is still active I believe, although it has not erupted for many years.
Heading back to our boat after a while.
The boat then brought us to the nearby hot springs, which are said to have health properties. But then again, all hot springs are supposed to have health properties ya? Hahaha.
There’s a small church built on a rock at the hot springs, and it marks the beginning of the seabed which is shallow enough for us to stand.
Dinner was a simple Greek-style buffet that was included in our tour package. The food was ok, and not spectacular.
We passed by a fishing village, but did not stop, and carried on to our destination, which was the coast near Oia, where we were supposed to see the sunset.
A rock church just off the coast. I think it’s really cool that the only way of accessing it is by boat haha.
We also saw dolphins on our way there, but the dolphins were too fast for us to catch on camera haha. They were really cool though! 🙂
Simply in awe of the beautiful sunset, and we all sat there entranced as the cool sea breeze caressed us, as if saying “soak it in, enjoy the view”. It’s really a different experience watching the sunset while at sea, as compared to on land. I could totally do this every evening of my life.
And as we said goodbye to the sun once more, our boat began to make its way back to Fira.
Night view of Fira. It’s pretty right?
Summary of Day 2:
- Nea Kameni
– Sunset at sea