Santorini is a volcanic island with a mesmeric history, depicting on every single rock. It is a top tourist destination, thanks to the out-of-this-world landscapes and the mystical atmosphere exuded all around. And it is due to the volcano that the island has gained such ever-growing reputation. Ongoing volcanic eruptions have formed the Theran archipelago, consisting of the imposing caldera and a few tiny islets. Among them stand Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, where most craters can be found. Daily cruises depart from the old port and take you to Santorini thermal springs, as part of your visit to these islets.
The hot springs are in the midst of the caldera, at the shores of Nea Kameni. The water there features therapeutic properties, because of the sulfur. There is also iron and manganese in the water, adding to their healing power. All travelers are welcome to join a soothing bath in the warm waters for up to an hour. It is a wonderful part of the tour to the volcano, where you can see the craters still giving out hot fumes and watch the remains of magma and volcanic ashes all around you.
It is a splendid experience, for sure. And then, right below Megalochori village lie the thermal baths of Plaka. There is a path starting at the settlement and leading downhill, till some old spa facilities that used to serve people till the 1980s. Now these facilities have been abandoned, but you may still see the detailed structures and of course enjoy the view. Alternatively, you may reach Plaka beach by boat. The whole area is rocky, but it is still worth exploring and swimming in the crystalline waters.
Discover the marvelous Santorini thermal springs and enjoy their therapeutic properties, fell rejuvenated in an idyllic environment where the power of the volcano is omnipresent!