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Spring water but rocky beach!

It is not compulsory to swim out here but those who wish to swim in the hot springs have to swim from their boats into the muddy-looking bay. It is not possible for the boat to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Posted by my 9 year old daughter: Hot.....not! In Santorini, Greece you think you hit the spot and got the best deal. You get to see and hike on an active volcano and swim in hot springs! The volcano was awesome and you're looking forward to the hot springs. Then you jump in. The water is freezing! In my experience,... More 

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is not compulsory to swim out here but those who wish to swim in the hot springs have to swim from their boats into the muddy-looking bay. It is not possible for the boat to pull up to land since it is too shallow. The temperature of the waters reaches the 33C containing sulfur –good for the skin! We... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

A liitle rocky island placed right beside Nea Kameni island.Here are the Hot Springs and all the tours make a short stop here.Take care:a swim in that hot springs could blotch your swimming suit as long as the water is muddy and has a lot of iron oxide. That's all that you can do at Palea Kameni.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Came here as part of a tour and it was a really nice swim, further in while swimming you get to the hot patches which really is hot with 40C+ compared to the rather cold ocean. I am not sure why people are saying the water is not warm, its both smelly and warm and dirty. Luckily I was wearing... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I went here on a boat tour of santorini. It's a swim up hot springs, so you get to jump off the boat and watch as the water goes from blue to green to yellow . Don't wear any jewelry, real or not, it will turn it black. The mud is really fun! If you swim in enough you can... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Came here in early Oct. The water is tepid, not even warm. The water in tropical beaches probably warmer than this. But luckily it didn't stain our swim suits. The tour guide that we used for this trip sort of "scared" the guests by saying, "if you're not a strong swimmer don't go into the water, we can't/won't save you... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

After visiting the active volcano lava islet of Nea Kameni, the 'caldera' boat brought us to the lava islet of Palea Kameni. All those who were "good" swimmers were invited to jump or dive from the boat into the sea. A short swim of less than 100 metres away is the hot spring - adjacent to the islet rocky coast.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

That's about the best words I can find to describe these hot springs. If you have been to any other hot springs anywhere in the world, don't go here as you're likely to be disappointed. The boat will drop you 100m or so away, and the swim into the inlet is much more pleasurable than the 'springs' themselves. It was... More 

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Portsmouth
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

This was a great day trip by boat to nea kameni the hot springs and pale a kameni. The walk up to the volcano having paid our 2 euros to land was a nice hike. Take bottled water with you if it's a really hot day but I guess it's always best to have fluids with you. We didn't actually... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The hot springs aren't very warm at all, and the water is very salty from the sulphuric acid that is present. Not really worth the while.

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