Sea breezes, a dramatic shoreline, 300 days of sunshine per year and some of the Mediterranean's clearest waters make Santorini a paradise for sailing. Consider a sailing tour to explore areas of shore not accessible in any other way while avoiding the crowds of larger motorized tour boats. Whether you have only a couple hours or a few days, a memorable sailing experience awaits in Santorini.
If you're pressed for time (or looking for romance with a significant other), a sunset cruise along the southern coastline of the island is the way to go. Depart mid-afternoon and spend time swimming. snorkeling, gliding past the caldera or soaking in a hot spring before tucking into an onboard barbecue dinner and watching a spectacular sunset.
A day spent on the water soaking up the Mediterranean sun is a day well spent. Set sail on a catamaran for the chance to swim in crystal-clear waters of a flooded volcanic crater; snorkel; soak in a mud bath; explore St Eftapedes Cave; and marvel at the multi-colored volcanic beaches of the island. Full-day sailing trips include a Greek meal served onboard.
For a true island adventure, set sail from Santorini for a seven-night sailing excursion through the Cyclades archipelago. While island hopping between Santorini and Mykonos, travelers will have time to polish their sailing skills, snorkel, sunbathe on deck and spend evenings watching the sun set with their toes in the sand.