After afternoon pickup from your Santorini hotel, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Vlychada and board your Lagoon 500 catamaran. Cruising on this modern craft is the height of luxury, with comfortable deck seating, a stylish saloon, WiFi, and unlimited drinks provided on board.
Be welcomed by the skipper and crew, find a spot on deck, and absorb the views of Santorini as you set sail onto the caldera. Savor the Greek sunshine on route to Red Beach, whose crimson-colored sands are backed by red volcanic cliffs. Drop anchor here, and enjoy an optional swim and snorkel in the clear waters.
Back aboard, sail on for another hour and visit White Beach for more swimming and a delicious barbecue dinner sizzled up by the crew. Dig into local favorites like pork and chicken souvlaki (kebabs) or roasted vegetables for vegetarians, teaming them with specialities such as grilled shrimp, Greek salad, sausages, potato salad, stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki (yogurt dip), rice with vegetables, and mpriam (baked vegetables in tomato sauce).
Finish with syrup-soaked baklava (nut-stuffed filo parcels) or fresh fruit, and team your meal with unlimited local wines, beer, ouzo, or sodas.
Pass Indian Rock, and clifftop Akrotiri, famous for its Minoan ruins, and capture Akrotiri lighthouse on camera as you sail near the island’s southern tip.
Continue from here to Santorini’s hot springs, and enjoy time to swim in the warm therapeutic waters and rub some of the revitalizing iron-rich mud into your skin.
Then, cruise to Oia, the cliff-terraced town famous as a sunset vantage point. Here, drink in the stunning sunset views from deck as you sip on a last drink.
After docking at Amoudi, your trip then ends with a minivan drop-off at your hotel.