On our recent trip to Santorini, we had a FANTASTIC day enjoying a catamaran cruise offered through Sunset Oia. Originally we had no intention of taking any tours and it was only after browsing through a brochure the owner of our hotel gave us, that we changed our minds. I’m so glad we did as this day was one of the highlights of our trip!
We were pleasantly surprised that the price was very reasonable and even more so, at how seamless the whole tour went. We were picked up at our hotel and transferred to the harbour, where a beautiful catamaran came to pick us up. There was just the right amount of people on board; it wasn’t at all crowded and everyone had several opportunities to enjoy the various different areas of the boat. One also never had to wait while getting on and off after dropping anchor at the various beaches to swim. After talking to people who had driven to the red and black sand beaches, hiking precarious trails to get there, we were so glad we’d sailed there instead. The ride was extremely smooth and the scenery from the water was magnificent. Stopping to swim in the volcanoes hot springs (although they’re really lukewarm) was a cool experience we enjoyed.
Another thing that really stood out was the professionalism of the young men running this tour. Their attention to detail and safety was very evident throughout the entire voyage. They also prepared an excellent barbeque onboard, that everyone enjoyed – plentiful and absolutely delicious! They were most generous with non-alcoholic beverages, serving them right up until people were getting off the boat.
We were on the late afternoon cruise, so our day was capped off with the most amazing vantage point to watch the famous Santorini sunset – it was superb! What a treat to watch it away from the crowds, out on the water enjoying “the quiet”. Magic!
Sunset Oia doesn’t cut any corners and work really hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful and memorable experience.
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